40 TH HAZZARD
MOTOR LEGEND FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF THE DUKES OF HAZZARD WITH A UNIQUE EUROPEAN EVENT FEATURING THE CARS AND STARS OF THE ENJOYABLE AND VERY SUCCESSFUL AMERICAN TV SERIES
DUKES OF HAZZARD CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
“The Dukes of Hazzard”, the world-famous TV series that was later turned into a movie, ran from 1979 to 1985 and recounted the entertaining adventures of the Duke family in the imaginary county of Hazzard, in North American’s deep south. Young cousins Bo, Luke and the attractive Daisy, and the elderly but lively and wise Uncle Jesse made up the Duke family, long-time clandestine whisky distillers despite demonstrating healthy principles of loyalty in their daily lives. The adventures of the Duke family were set against those of county commissioner Boss Hogg, who was always mixed up in shady affairs with the reluctant involvement of the local police, or rather sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and deputy sheriffs Enos Strate and Cletus Hogg. These were the basic ingredients for action-packed episodes that involved many breath-taking chase scenes, incredible jumps, high-speed slides and, very often, spectacular crashes. The Duke gang were often assisted in their escapades by faithful friend Cooter (Hazzard’s local mechanic) and a fantastic 69 model of Dodge Charger, known as General Lee, with which the Dukes also competed in races.
HAZZARD AND THE BOARS NEST “RECONSTRUCTED” AT THE MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT. DAISY DUKE AND COOTER TO ATTEND!!
DAISY AND THE BOARS NEST
To mark the 40th anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard, actress Catherine Bach, who starred in the show as beautiful Daisy Duke, will be in attendance at the Misano World Circuit. The denim shorts she wore in the TV series became so famous in America that one pair was exhibited in Washington’s Smithsonian Museum, the star also posing for a calendar that sold 5 million copies. Bach starred as the Duke cousin who worked as a waitress at the Boars Nest, the bar where Hazzard locals would meet to dance, listen to country music and drink beer. The “Boars Nest” will be “reconstructed”, bar and music to boot, at the Misano World Circuit.
Set to join Catherine Bach is actor Ben Jones, who played mechanic Cooter in the show. Also at the Motor Legend Festival, alongside the “Boars Nest”, will be an imitation workshop exhibiting all the cars, replicas that are faithful to the originals, starting with “General Lee”, which then, come Sunday, will take part in a parade around the Misano World Circuit racetrack, with the stars of the show and perhaps some chases between the Dodge Charger and the police cars…
Catherine Bach and Ben Jones will be at the Misano World Circuit during the afternoon of Saturday 27 April and all day on Sunday 28, with fans having the chance to get selfies, autographs and chat with the stars, as well as getting a close-up look at the amazing cars, “run ragged” on the American dirt roads around Hazzard. Just like in the TV series, the public will be able to access the Boars Nest with their own vehicles, while a special “limited edition” ticket will allow guests to dine with the stars of The Dukes of Hazzard and also watch the music show (booking details to be released shortly on the website and on TicketOne).
SATURDAY 27 AND SUNDAY 28 MEET & GREET WITH CATHERINE BACH & BEN JONES
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