'General Lee' To Be On Display At Winter Fest Flea Market and Antique Show
– By Pioneer Auto MuseumLincoln, NE – One of the most iconic cars in television history, the General Lee, will be on display on February 22 and 23rd during the 10th Annual Winter Fest Flea Market and Antique Show at the Lancaster Event Center. One of the only remaining 1969 Dodge Chargers used in the filming of the television series the Dukes of Hazzard will make the journey from Pioneer Auto Show and Museum in Murdo, South Dakota for the two day event.
The General Lee, known for its signature horn, its chases and stunts—especially its long/high jumps—and for having its doors welded shut, leaving the Duke cousins, Bo and Luke, to climb in and out through the windows is one of the most recognizable cars in television history. While it is unknown exactly how many of the cars were used in the production of the show, estimates range from 250 to 325; only about 17 of the cars remain in existence in various states of repair.
This particular General Lee is the tribute car from Cinema Vehicles in Hollywood, California. Known as 'The Real General Lee,' it was never taken over jumps and was used primarily for photos promoting the show and in scenes where no high speed chases were involved.
The Winter Fest Flea Market and Antique Show, presented by All American Sales, is home to over 200 unique vendors. Hours on Saturday, February 22 are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and on Sunday, February 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Market features lots of antiques, collectables, one of a kind items, fun activities, prizes and great family fun. Admission is $3.50 at the door for both days, and children 12 and under free.