DREAMCARS Mount Dora, Fla. (352) 385-1945
(CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)
WAS SOLD TO A REGULAR CUSTOMER
WHO HAS ASKED US NOT TO RELEASE HIS NAME
CONSOLE SIGNED BY "COOTER" ( DUKES OF HAZZARD MECHANIC
), 'DAISY' WOBBLEHEAD DOLL , ERTYL MODEL AUTOGRAPHED BY TOM SARMENTO:
HEAD SET MECHANIC FOR THE SHOW, ORIGINAL LUNCH BOX / THERMOS ,
"DUKES OF HAZZARD" L.P. AND A.M.T MODEL OF "GENERAL
LEE". ALSO RARE "R" RATED / POSTER OF DAISY DUKE
AUTOGRAPHED BY CATHERINE BACH & ARTIST: MAX BUSCH. SEE OTHER
ARTIFACTS AT THE MUSEUM DISPLAY INCLUDING CONTRACTS, ORIG. CAR
TITLE, AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO'S OF: 'THE TRIO ' ON TOP OF THIS
ACTUAL CAR, THE ORIGINAL "GENERAL LEE AUTOGRAPH" (TIRE
TREAD) PHOTO FROM WARNER BROS., AUTOGRAPHS FROM TOM WOPAT, JAMES
BEST, SORRELL BOOKE, CATHERINE BACH, DENVER PYLE: SIGNED "
GO WELL LEE", THE ENTIRE CAST, (2) AUTOGRAPHED TV SERIES
SCRIPTS, RARE POSTERS / PHOTO'S AND FILM OF ALL OF "THE GENERAL'S"
JUMPS / CRASHES. ARTICLE ABOVE WITH FIRST PHOTO OF JESSICA SIMPSON
IN NEW "DUKES OF HAZZARD" FILM. SEE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO
OF JOHN SCHNEIDER SITTING ON THE GENERAL LEE, JESSICA SIMPSON
WITHOUT HER DAISY DUKE SHORTS AND AN AUTOGRAPHED PIX OF
BURT REYNOLDS ( 'BOSS HOGG' IN THE NEW 'O5 DUKES FILM ) ALSO SEE
"MRS.DREAMCAR" ABOVE @ RECENT WINTER PARK CONCOURS DRIVING
THE "GENERAL LEE". THIS SITE WAS RECENTLY CORRECTED
WITH THE HELP OF BOB SMITH RESTORATIONS. Thanks A Million!
DODGE CHARGER R/T 01 "GENERAL LEE"
ONLY A HANDFUL OF
CARS STIR THE IMAGINATION OF MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE AS THE NATION'S, MOST POPULAR CAR EVER...IT'S "THE GENERAL LEE" FROM
THE HIT SERIES "THE DUKES OF HAZZARD". WE RECENTLY
PURCHASED ONE OF THE
REMAINING, TOTALLY DOCUMENTED,
ACTUAL PROMOTIONAL CARS BUILT FOR WARNER. BROS. PICTURES.
A REAL 1969 DODGE CHARGER "GENERAL LEE".
OUR CAR IS #3 OF EIGHT
PROMO CARS USED FOR PERSONAL APPEARANCES AND TV CAMPAIGNS BY THE
STUDIO. UNLIKE THE "DONOR" (FIRST & SECOND UNIT)
CARS IT WAS NOT USED /ABUSED DURING THE FILMING FOR THE TV
SHOW OR MOVIES BUT, INSTEAD WAS DISTINCTIVELY BUILT FOR USE IN
MAGAZINE ARTICLES, PERSONAL APPEARANCES, PHOTO AND PUBLICITY SHOTS.
IT HAS COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING LETTERS FROM HOLLYWOOD,
ORIGINAL 1981 "A" TITLE FROM THE WARNER
BROS. SUBCONTRACTOR (LABELED "CAR#3"), AND IT'S
EVEN ACCOMPANIED BY A AUTOGRAPHED "DUKES OF HAZZARD"
TV SCRIPT BY DAISY DUKE [CATHERINE BACH],
ANOTHER BY SHERIFF ROSCOE P.COLTRANE [JAMES BEST] WITH THE CONSOLE IS SIGNED "KEEP THE GENERAL
ROLLIN' " BY "COOTER" [AKA: BEN JONES], THE DUKES OF HAZZARD 'MECHANIC'. IT COMES
TO US VIA ANOTHER MUSEUM & PRIVATE COLLECTOR AND IS EVEN ACCOMPANIED
BY AUTOGRAPHS FROM ALL THE MAJOR PERSONALITIES. IT IS UNIQUELY
A 1969 DODGE CHARGER
R/T SPECIAL EDITION 440 "XS" ( ALMOST ALL OF THE CARS WERE STRAIGHT
BASE CHARGERS POWERED BY A 383 V8). IT IS FINISHED IN HEMI
ORANGE WITH THE CORRECT SIZE NUMBERS AND CONFEDERATE FLAG ON THE ROOF. IT ALSO HAS BLACK BUCKET SEATS ( CHECK
YOUR VINTAGE PHOTO'S FOR "THE GANG" PICTURED NEXT TO
OR ON TOP OF THIS CAR WITH BLACK INTERIOR,
NOT BEIGE) AND IS, QUITE POSSIBLY, THE MOST WELL KNOWN CAR. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH A TRANSPLANTED 383 BUT, IT
IS OUR INTENTION TO DROP A "L" CODE 440 CUBIC INCH /
375 H.P. V8 BACK IN IT, COMPLETE W/ HEAVY DUTY 727 AUTOMATIC W/
CONSOLE AND 3:55 HEAVY DUTY DANA REAR DIFFERENTIAL. SOME
OF THE 'GENERAL LEE'S' WERE COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH A
ROLL CAGE, FUEL
CELL, 12 NOTE "DIXIE" HORN, DOORS NOT WELDED
SHUT, REAR FIREWALL, AND SPECIFIC SIZE NUMBERS / FLAG. BUT, OUR
CAR IS ( BY COMPARISON) SUPER HEAVILY EQUIPPED
WITH AIR CONDITIONING / HEATER, 3-SPEED WIPERS, ROOF & TOP
MOLDINGS, AM/FM RADIO, CITIZENS BAND RADIO / ANTENNA, H.D. AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION, SPECIAL 14" ALUMINUM AMERICAN "VECTOR"
RACING WHEELS (THE ORIGINAL GROUP OF CAR'S HAD 14'S , NOT
SHELBY 15") , HI-PERF. REAR DIFFERENTIAL, POWER DISC BRAKES
/ CONSOLE, NON-RECLINING BUCKET SEATS AND STRIPE DELETE. THE EXACT
NUMBER IS IN CONSTANT DISPUTE BUT IT IS GENERALLY SAID THAT 229*** DODGE CHARGERS WERE USED IN THE MAKING OF
THE ACTUAL SERIES, AND 210*
WERE DESTROYED, 17-19 "2ND UNIT" CARS REMAIN
ALIVE TODAY PLUS, 3 PRESS CARS. WE ARE PROUD TO SAY OUR CAR WAS NOT ONE
OF THE GRENADED CARS..BUT, A PROMOTIONAL CAR USED FOR PRESS
SHOOTS AND SHORT FILM CLIPS.
The Sixties was
a Decade of Change. The First President born in the 20th
Century, John F. Kennedy, called American's to action as soon
as he made his Inaugural Speech, January 1961. Young people were
asked to join The Peace Corp. Others joined the Armed Services
and went to War. Black American's continued their struggle for
Civil Rights while the term "Generation Gap" was used
to describe the differences in political views between Young and
Old American's. Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first
minute of their rematch while Vince Lombardi led the Packers
to victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry Gordy
borrowed $800 from his family and started MoTown Records,
while London based model "Twiggy" wowed the fashion
world with the first seen short (mini ) skirts.
Alan Shephard would be the First American in the Space Race and
American Car Manufacturers would compete in their own race
for horsepower with bigger and better motors offered in
For my money, I
would bet the Most Popular Car Of All Time would be the
1967 Shelby GT-500 in "Gone In 60 Sec's" or
the 1977 TransAm Pontiac driven by Burt Reynold's in "Smokey
And The Bandit" , or even the 390 powered 1968 Mustang
Fastback driven by Steve McQueen in "Bullit"...
But, it turns out a National Survey, by Haggerty Insurance
and CNN, shows that John Schneider and Tom Wopat's 1969
Dodge Charger "General Lee" beat
out the competition - hands down. It is the most
Popular (Star) Car Ever ! *
Now everyone knows
America is the First Nation to find Heaven on the Highways and
this story is no exception, as it found this mechanical star racing
the back roads of this rural adventure in Hazzard County, Georgia.
The series was dubbed "
The Dukes of Hazzard"
and it ran, according to E! Entertainment to CBS's "loathe
and dismay", from 1979 to 1985. In fact, it was originally
panned so badly when introduced that even Cecil Smith of the Los
Angeles Times said, " After seeing this (show), the South
may secede again !". It replaced "The Incredible Hulk"
on CBS Friday, Jan.26,1979, and it was powered by three handsome
players, a bumbling Sheriff (JAMES BEST),
a kindly Deputy ( SONNY
SHROYER: AKA: 'ENOS'),
who previously appeared as a motorcycle Highway Patrolman in "Smokey
& The Bandit"). But, one of the chief reasons for it's
popularity was the feature player..... A Big Block Powerplant from the Golden Age of American
a 1969 Dodge Charger. Despite the banter from Warner Bros.
(see below): some 1970 Charger's were modified but, the base car
indeed used was a 1969 Dodge Charger with a 383 cubic inch
motor. Several cars with the 318 and 440 block (especially for
high jumps) were utilized but, all had one thing in common,
they were painted "Hemi Orange" ( not Hugger Orange
as reported on at least 2 websites and one mis-informed book).
All had a Confederate Flag on the roof and Racing Numbers
on the door. Legend has it: "0" (Zero) was used
"because they started out with nothin"; and "1"
(One) because: "they were going all the way".
Some carried a special horn, which played the 12 notes of the
Southern Classic "Dixie" (the balance had the horn 'dubbed
in'). It also carried a CB Radio as, if you remember, Citizen's
Band radio's were 'the big rage' in the late Seventies ( actually
the precursor to Internet Chat rooms). C.B.'s were a Hot Rod Pop
Culture fixture...in fact, even First Lady, Betty Ford
had a 'handle': "First Mama". History has it:
The original "General
Lee" was a black,
dented hulk found in a Capitol City junkyard when discovered by
the shows stars: 'Lucas Tray' and 'Beauregard Duke' (Tom Wopat
and John Schneider). They rescued it , and then put in a 440 engine
with the help of scruffy-looking "Cooter", the local
Mechanic. Supposedly, the doors were welded shut for safety (they never were) and that caused the Dynamic
Duo to have to jump in the window ( NASCAR STYLE) every time they headed off to
an adventure. One story had Tom Wopat receiving a 4" gash
in his arm after his first jump over the hood , catching the radio
antenna mount. The original General
Lee was to be named
"Traveler" in honor of the real General Lee's horse
but, it was changed at the last minute by the Studio. It's also
rumored the original car was intended to be a Firebird but, it
received too much 'airplay' in "Smokey & The Bandit".
Second choice was a Mustang but, it was "not big enough"
so, the Transportation Dept. mandated the final choice...a '69
Charger. One of the first episodes saw the "General Lee" enter the Hazzard County Road Race Championship
sponsored by ' Boss Hog' (Sorrell Booke) and win the purse of
now show that this car was chosen because the producers felt "
that Chrysler produced enough Dodge Chargers (69,100) to always
provide enough donor cars" for the shoot ... but, despite
legend ( and fabrication) only 229 were actually used /
abused (SEE FOOTNOTE) during the filming over the course
of 6 years....not the thousand's ( or even 10,000)
that people want to believe. The second figure may be
closer to reality for the
Police Cars (600) sacrificed
but, not the Chargers. The first 150 were 'grenaded' in the 145
episodes. The balance in Reunions and films. By 1985 (the end
of filming), 210 were totally destroyed, flipped over, dumped
in lakes / streams, crashed into barns, jumped over trains, crushed
or burned. The sacrificial Warner Bros.1st and 2nd Unit (abused)
cars were all numbered on the glass "GL01" and up** after 1981. Some feel the highest value is in the
'abused' cars that were left...the nineteen (19) real,
General Lee's that survived... including the
last one built, which is still owned / shown and driven by the
shows star, John Schneider.... but, that matter is still open
for discussion. Part of the reason for the popularity of the car
is that the 1969 Dodge Charger won 22 of the 54
major stock car NASCAR Races in 1969. The Dodge Charger went on
to live in infamy and be a Top Movie Car in many other movies (*see
In effect, the original
series was nothing more than a live adaptation of a
Road Runner Cartoon shot in the backwoods of Lake Sherwood,
on the Disney Ranch, in the Northwest section of Los Angeles (before
being asked to move to Valencia, CA. "after wiping out too
many sprinkler heads"). But, the first 5 episodes were filmed
in or around Covington, Georgia (not Kentucky as some websites
claim). The first few Dodge Chargers that became "General Lee's" were purchased from used car lots
in Georgia. During one temporary shortage, employee's of Warner
Bros. Studios even took to leaving "Help!" notes on windshields of Charger owners in supermarket
parking lots. After that, Warner Bros. hired Renaud Veluzat ,
who specialized in hiring / renting vehicles to studios. The
highest jump recorded was Episode #85 - "The New Dukes"
- 9/24/82 ( thanks to Nitrous Oxide) and the longest jump recorded
was Episode 129 ( that was done utilizing a 'tweaked' 440 engine).
The unique "Dixie" horn was heard for the first time
(and copied according to legend) by two different
stories: One story has it: The show's producers, Gy Waldron
and Paul Picard were out shooting a Georgia highway scene when
a car passed going the opposite direction and' tooted' the horn.
They made a "Bootlegger Turn"( which requires a rigged
handbrake, over inflated tires and a competent driver) and chased
the car for 3 miles before finally catching it. They paid the
owner $300 for the horn, only to find it, two months later, at
a local Auto Parts Store for $70. The 'other story' has
it ...that it was 'borrowed' from another one of Burt Reynold's
films "W.W. and The Dance Kings". Episode 129
("Happy Birthday General Lee" - 9/21/84) featured the
origin of this great film star and, now, American Legend. Episode
#3 is the only time the
General Lee did not make an appearance on screen.
The most humorous
part of this series was not just the great interplay between Roscoe
P. Coltrane (James Best) and Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) but, the
fact of how many story lines and outrageous 'action sequences'
came to supposedly pass exclusively through Hazzard County.
Let's be serious !! Counterfeiter's, illegal slot machines, stolen
mob money, bank robber's and even a Presidential Limousine
all, somehow mysteriously pass through little old, Hazzard
County. Yet, this burg only had six small buildings, a
bar ( The Boar's Nest), a crummy little house and barn (Duke Farm)
, 2 goats and a couple of chicken coops. Maybe the criminal element
was attracted by the inept Police Dept. and the characters "Roscoe",
"Enos" and "Cletus"....or just maybe, it was
The biggest attraction,
at least for me, was not only the Dodge Charger but, the beautiful
"Daisy Duke" ( It sure wasn't "Cooter",
the cars mechanic). The character's were metaphorically named
after sexual body part's: 'Daisy', 'Cooter' , 'Enos', and 'Cletus'....
but, this well known fact just possibly escaped
the censors. 25 years ago viewers were all probably too naive
or innocent to sort it all out. All I know is, that the mystery
of the relationship between a girl with killer legs, and a gorgeous
body "in various states of undress" engaged with these
two wild men was the stuff Wet Dreams were made of. After
all, if you remember, in the very first Episode ("One
Armed Bandits"), Bo Duke approached Daisy (from behind) at
the Boar's Nest Barbecue & Saloon , and whispered, "
If we weren't Cousins', I'd marry you". Daisy eagerly replied,
"That never stopped anybody in this family before".
It's hard to deny, but in her prime, "Daisy" was 'a
major looker'. One things undeniable, Catherine Bach made
Short Shorts ( or "Daisy Shorts") a
'household word' in the Late Seventies and well into
the Early Eighties. She was 'supposed' to create an outfit with
a matching mini-skirt to the tablecloths from the Boar's Nest
but, instead designed her own outfit after visiting several
Georgia Roadhouse Grilles. Today, almost 26 years later, Ol' Daisy
is still a 'hottie' as she makes personal appearances for events
like "The Annual Dukefest" in Tennessee. Back then,
she was every man's ' dream girl ' : a Deputy in one series, a
Champion For Women's Rights in another , the perfect Bride, and
even a NASCAR Driver in another. After all, like
'Uncle Jesse'(now deceased) said in the Premiere Episode..."the
200 year (Duke) Family Tree ended with Daisy".
also deceased ( with diabetes complications), was the show's Narrator
and Song Singer / Composer ( Theme Song: "Good Ol' Boys"
) so, if you ever met him ( I promoted two of his concerts and
have two sets of Backstage Passes) it was clear by his lyrics
the Duke's roots were not exactly sophisticated.
Ol' Boy's, Never Meanin' No Harm, Beats all you ever Saw, Been
in trouble with the Law, since the day they was Born, Straightenin'
the Curves, Flatenin' the Hills, Someday the Mountain may get
'em, but, the Law never will. Makin' their way, the only way they
know how, but that's a little bit more than the Law will allow.
Just Good Ol' Boys, wouldn't change if they could, Fightin' the
System, like two Modern Robin Hood's."
Despite their distillery
business, the Dukes acquired 'good fellow' billing in nearly
every series. Remember, 'breaking or beating the law' was a reoccurring
theme in all "Good Ole Boys" Movies. Boss Hogg ( who
wore padding to achieve his 52" waist) would invariably add
someone else's Rag's to his Riches, Bo and Luke would get thrown
in jail trying to help, Uncle Jesse would bail them out ,The Sheriff
(James Best ) would get called "dipstick" (kew-kew-kew),
Bo, Luke, and Daisy would chase down the bad guys in the General Lee and / or Daisy's Roadrunner ( also destroyed Episode
#27, "The Runaway") or Jeep, Crash a dozen Cop Cars,
Foil the plot and give the profits to the local orphanage. That sums up 145 episodes: The
story was weak..but, the cars, the girls, and the action were
all hot !!
If you remember,
Southern Fried Television was the Hot Lick
in the Late Sixties and into the Mid-Seventies. Even Country Music
Radio Stations flourished, all across the United States, with
Country Rock groups like "Alabama", "Hank Jr."
and "Tanya Tucker". Country Music was never
more popular. Before the Dukes, you had Barney Fife and Gomer
Pyle on "Andy Griffith Show", Jethro of the "Beverly
Hillbillies", "Green Acres", "Dallas"
and "HeeHaw" so, the Sheriff, Boss Hogg and the Dukes
were left with the responsibility for refining the role of
homespun humor and Country programming...they just took it
up a notch in quality.... kind 'a like :"Three's Company"...
with Cars. Primary influence when the series was
created was said to have been not only the rebellious Biker Movies
of the 50's but, Robert Mitchum's movie "Thunder Road",
Burt Reynold's 1977 film " Smokey and The Bandit" (worthy
of copying since it earned $250mil Worldwide) , "In The Heat
of The Night" and "White Lightening"...all of
them set the tone for this hit series.
The ending may not be as predictable as
you thought though...as it is rumored (according to TVGuide.com
and Hollywood Reporter), that Warner Bros. has already
cast a new movie for release in 2005. It is indeed funded by Warner
Bros. Film release and directed by Jay Chadrasekhar ('Super
Trooper'). It stars Jessica Simpson ( Rock Vocalist & MTV's
"The Newlyweds") as "Daisy", while first rumor
was that Ashton Kutcher ( "That 70's Show") and Paul
Walker ("Fast & Furious") were cast as 'Bo' and
'Luke'.... with, Anna Nicole Smith as 'Boss Hogg' (really) but,
as you must have read by now, she may be stoned but, she
dropped a ton of weight. The latest news is (Rueters/Hollywood
Reporter) that Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville will
instead be cast as 'Bo' and 'Luke' (respectively). A recent issue
of People Magazine states Burt Reynolds will be cast as
'Boss Hogg' ( pg.77.Sept.20.'04 issue) while AOL News announced
(Oct 16) Willy Nelson was cast as 'Uncle Jessie'. Shooting rapped
up in Baton Rouge, LA. with the surprisingly news that one of
the keynote players, James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane),
was not even asked to be in the movie and he is not
only the last surviving 'oldsters' from the original series but,
clearly was the funniest character! Rocker / Rapper Kid
Rock ( Bob Richie) even recently sought
out a "General
Lee" for his car collection, which only
goes to exemplify his Hillbilly, Hooligan, Southern Fried Hell
Fire Preacher Roots ( God Love him). Chrysler will re-introduce
the new Dodge Charger 4-Door Coupe at the Detroit Auto
Show in Summer 2005 (source: Auto Express: June 15, '04, Issue).
That should spike further life into the vintage
Dodge Charger Market. So, just
when you thought it was over Bubba...it' aint' over!
General Lee 'Autographed' Postcard
actually appeared on postcards mailed out as "Autographed"
by The General Lee. Each 3 1/2"
x 5" postcard contained a photo of the General Lee in mid-jump
with a Tire Tread mark printed laterally across the bottom of
the card. The back was labeled:
"The General Lee rolled off a Detroit assembly line in 1968 as a
1969 Dodge Charger, Ten Years later, Warner Bros. producers-looking
for such a stock car that Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke
(Tom Wopat) would wheel and fly through every episode of "The
Duke's Of Hazzard" Friday nights on CBS-TV- purchased the
car for the new series. Bestowing gender and rank, they named
him the General Lee, changed his color to a brilliant
orange, put a confederate flag on his roof and painted a distinctive
"01" on the side of both his doors. Equipped with a
horn that toots the first twelve notes of "Dixie", the
General Lee is powered by a 440 cubic inch
Chrysler engine with an automatic transmission, chromed headers
and valve cover with a 4-barrel carburetor and an aluminum intake
manifold to boost acceleration. The frame is weighted at four
strategic points and has been fitted with gas-type shock absorbers
to keep the car level during impact landings and 180-degree turns.
The General Lee sports 30" Glass pak mufflers
and Shelby rims that hold new radial tires with special inner
tubes inserted. Since finding the General
, Warner Bros.' band of mechanics have completely rebuilt him
from the ground-up. Because he has become such a visible car on
primetime television, with viewers writing in regularly for his
picture, the General
is probably the
most famous automobile in America. All the actors and crew who
work on "Dukes" at Warner Bros. fell affectionate toward
'him', as if he were a living being". Hallmarked "Warner
Bros. Television". The front
of the postcard was labeled: "A genuine autographed (Tire
Track) photo of the "Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee"
GLASS IN OUR MUSEUM
*Some of the Other Dodge
Chargers In Movies:
- '68 Charger (filmed @ 100+ mph... for real)
- '67 Charger
"Blade II" ,"Blade Trinity" (release 12/04)
- '68 Charger
- '68 Charger
" - '69 Charger (2)
Crazy Larry"- '69 R/T 440
Furious" - '70 Charger
- '68 Charger
"And I Lived"
- ('03) 70 Dodge Charger
- '66 Dodge Charger
- '69 Dodge Charger
- '74 Dodge Charger
Entry" - '71 Dodge Charger
Point" - was a '70 Challenger R/T / 440 4-Spd. (NOT A CHARGER)
- was a 1958 Plymouth Fury ( NOT A CHARGER)
Dukes of Hazzard" (2005)- '69 Dodge Charger
* Most Popular Star
Car viaby BY HAGGERTY INSURANCE SURVEY
of Hazzard" 1969 Dodge Charger
w/ Steve McQueen 1968 Mustang 390 GT
3. "Gone In
60 sec's" ("Eleanor") 1967 Shelby GT-500
4. "Back To
The Future" 1983 Flux Capicitor DeLorean
and Robin" The Bat Mobile
James Bond's Aston Martin DB5
& The Bandit" 1977 Pontiac Firebird TransAm
& The Love Bug" 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
& Hutch" 1974 Ford Gran Torino Sport Coupe
10. "The Green
Hornet" 1966 'Black Beauty' by Geo. Barris
**THANKS TO ALSO: "THE
UNOFFICIAL COMPANION- DUKES OF HAZZARD" BOOK BY DAVID HOFSTEDE,
THE AMERICAN MOVIE CHANNEL ("MOVIES PLUS")
, AOL NEWS, RUETERS NEWS SERVICE AND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS RESEARCHED.* TOM
SARMENTO: HEAD MECHANIC FOR THE SHOW CLAIMED "317 CARS DESTROYED"
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE TENNESEAN NEWS. ***SPECIAL THANKS TO BOB
SMITH RESTORATIONS STATED "309 USED, 17 SOLD THROUGH WAYNE
WOOTEN AND THE DODGE REGISTRY, ALL FILM CARS". (#) SOURCE: