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Pay Homage to The General Lee at Cooter's Place

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On: Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 4:51PM | By: Gary P Garry


Pay Homage to The General Lee at Cooter's Place

Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are technically considered to be transportation vehicles. Indeed, you can get from point A to point B using a motor vehicle. (Unless of course you're driving a 1973 AMC Gremlin. In such case, you would be lucky to get from point A to point A and a half, but that's another story.)

Though transportation is at the root of the endeavor, motor vehicles have become far more than that in the American consciousness. If you look back into the annals of history, you clearly see that cars, trucks, and bikes with motors have been part of the identity of the culture on many different levels..

In the entertainment industry, motor vehicles have played an enormous role over the years. We recently wrote about the fact that Janis Joplin's psychedelic-painted Porsche is being auctioned off. From her song “Mercedes-Benz” to “Little Deuce Coupe” by the Beach Boys to Prince's “Little Red Corvette” and everything in between and since, there have been countless songs written about cars.

It didn't stop there. Motorized vehicles have been costars of sorts in many different movies and television shows. When you're talking about the greatest television cars, you are certainly going to include the General Lee from the iconic Dukes of Hazzard television series. The car was a blazing hot 1969 Dodge Charger that was driven by the Duke boys.

The actor Ben Jones played an important main character on the Dukes of Hazzard. He brought Cooter Davenport to life. Cooter was a rather eccentric, rebellious local mechanic, and he was a favorite of Hazzard fans.

If you want to relive some of your Dukes of Hazzard memories, you may want to visit Cooter's Place in Nashville, Tennessee. It is run by Ben Jones, and they have some really cool cars on display, including Rosco's patrol car, the tow truck that Cooter drove on the show, and Daisy's unforgettable Jeep.

There were many different cars dressed up to play the automotive role of the General Lee during the history of the show. In fact, there were 320 of them to be exact. As you might expect, you can see one of them at Cooter's Place.

Nashville is a great place to visit for many different reasons. There is the music angle, and it is also home to one of the Antique Archaeology stores that you can check out if you're into cool old stuff.

Cooters Place is open seven days a week, and admission is free. Check out theirwebsiteto get more details.

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