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  1. I wonder why the sudden change of heart. He didn't have an issue with it when he bought it, didn't even have an issue with it when Nascar banned him from driving it onto Phoenix race track grounds in 2012. Guess he'll be changing the name to General Grant too.
  2. Looks like WB stands to make a big profit form Dukes of Hazzard dvd's as the season dvd's are topping the top 10 best seller dvd list at Amazon. 5 of the seasons are in the Top 10 with the other 2 seasons in the top 20.
  3. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nascar-tracks-jointly-ask-fans-not-fly-confederate-153444770--nascar.html Wonder how NBC will be handling the race this weekend, Will they fuzzy censor out all the confederate flags that just happen to be in view of the Camera's? Roger it wouldn't surprise me one bit the way things are going lately.
  4. You know what really irks me is the hateful posts for this show from some people who obviously never EVER watched a single moment of the show. The past few days I've seen comments on various media news sites, people have posted 'it's about time it got banned' and 'It's the most racist show ever made'. Even some of the so called "news" bloggers were getting into it bashing the show and commending WB and TVLand. What has this country come too. /end rant.
  5. http://nypost.com/2015/07/01/tv-land-pulls-dukes-confederate-flag-a-no-no/?ref=yfp
  6. I'm not surprised. It will probably be a few years before the Dukes will be back on TV if ever again. By then WB will probably go thru every minute and fuzzy censor the flag. Glad I got my complete dvd collection. Why didn't people go all this crazy when James Holmes professed to being a real 'Joker' and demand that WB/DC banish the Joker comic character.
  7. If Brian France has his way the confederate flagged will be banned @ all Nascar Races http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nascar-chairman-wants-confederate-flag-eliminated-races-194351323--nascar.html Interesting little tidbit in the story about him also banning the General Lee that PGA Golfer Bubba Watson owns from the 2012 Phoenix race.
  8. Now video games are a a part of the confederate cleansing https://games.yahoo.com/news/apple-removing-app-store-games-140619696.html . What's next are the history books going to skip over the years 1861-65. This is just unbelievable, and all of it thanks to Social Media making it super easy for a very small percentage of people to voice their disapproval of everything.
  9. Those cars I linked to above are actually S Scale in the hobby train world as Slot car HO scale is 1/64th. I did not realize they were two different scales for slot cars and trains. Found this you can repaint into Rosco's Police car http://www.enginehouseservices.com/products/DODGE-MONACO-4_DOOR-SEDAN-_-DODGE-_-HO-Scale.html
  10. Bye bye General Lee https://www.yahoo.com/autos/general-lee-from-dukes-of-hazzard-losing-its-122294326432.html
  11. Have you tried looking for HO scale slot cars? I know it's not exactly what you want but it's the correct size. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Charger-GENERAL-LEE-Dukes-of-Hazard-REL-1-HO-SCALE-SLOT-CAR-MIB-/221608722734 http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Lightning-Thunder-Jet-500/dp/B0050OHYTQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1435151574&sr=1-4&keywords=Dodge+Charger+Black+HO+Slot+Car http://www.amazon.com/Auto-World-Charger-X-Traction-Ultra-G/dp/B00HQQ05JW/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1435151574&sr=1-2&keywords=Dodge+Charger+Black+HO+Slot+Car
  12. Yeah the multiple commercial breaks are quite annoying. I usually just mute them or turn the channel for a few minutes. It sucks how much is cut out of the older shows for syndication these days. Most of the DoH episodes are 47+ minutes so if TV Land is running them for 70 minutes that must mean they are running mostly unedited episodes. Other hour long shows they just cut about 5 min out of them to bring the episodes down to 41-43 minutes. Half hour long shows used to be about 24min:30sec. now just as you pointed out they are about 19-21 minutes. This one channel called MeTV runs shows from the 1950's-1990's. In a recent episode of Danny Thomas from the 1950's I noticed they cut out about an extra minute as I recalled there was a scene missing, they replaced that missing scene with a minute long commercial for the latest wonder drug. Nascar is just getting more un-watchable live. It's usually 3-5 minutes of racing and 5 minutes of commercial until the final 15 minutes of the race. With most of the races on FS1 and NBCSN I won't be watching them as I don't feel like paying extra for channels I won't watch 95% of the time. Though if you do want to watch the races Nascar posts them on their youtube channel a week or two after the race mostly commercial free aside from the youtube ads.
  13. Well Amazon and Google Shop just joined the party in banning Confederate Flag merchandise However Amazon also said it "reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of listings on its site" so Dukes of Hazzard merch. might get a pass on that regard. I'm all for Responsible Gun Ownership but in my opinion there's just some guns that should not be legal for everyone to own. It's really unfortunate that G.W. Bush's regime allowed the Assault Weapons Ban expire in 2004. Another thing it should not be easier to buy a gun than to get your driver's license, if anything it should be harder to get a gun. You should have to pass a educational course on gun ownership. Doesn't matter anyways as lobbyists control Washington D.C. and the Gun lobbyists have a lot of "friends" in their back pockets so gun reform won't happen anytime soon in this country.
  14. Think this pretty much spells the end of the Confederate flag on the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee merchandise in stores. https://www.yahoo.com/news/wal-mart-says-removed-confederate-flag-merchandise-stores-001141347--finance.html
  15. Awesome pics hoss Love the Coy Story one and the furry Plymouth Fury lol.
  16. I think they're both off of a Plymouth Fury or Dodge Monaco like the ones used for police cars in the show. Lord knows they had enough parts left over from wrecked ones to use as props.
  17. They're really scraping the bottom of the barrel on Dancing with the Stars anymore, Wife is also a sometimes fan when there is absolutely nothing else to watch on TV. Some of the contestants aren't even real 'stars'. Would be neat to see Tom, John & Catherine battling for the win though.
  18. I know what you mean Local exotic car show I went too a few weeks ago I got shoved out of the way by an impatient jerk who couldn't wait the millisecond for my camera's shutter to work. Some nice pics you got. My grandpa had a red Gran Torino without the white Starsky & Hutch stripe, that thing was a beast when it ran but unfortunately it wasn't all that reliable
  19. That was the only part worth watching so you didn't miss much. A lot of empty stands this year even more so than last year I think.
  20. Great post on the main page meadowmuffin Growing up watching the Dukes of Hazzard it sorta feels like I lost a great uncle. I also remember him in 2 episodes of Andy Griffith where he played a wandering guitar player Jim Lindsey.
  21. RIP to one of the best actors and acting teachers.
  22. They get destroyed during the production of the movie in various stunts. Hollywood isn't in the car restoring business so whatever cars get wrecked during filming 9 times out of 10 get sent to the scrapyard unless someone involved with the movie or tv show wants to buy and fix up the wrecks.
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