My automotive photoshoot with an original Dukes of Hazzard "General Lee" Dodge Charger

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Last week I was in Southern California and photographed a real “General Lee” Dodge Charger from the original TV show Dukes of Hazzard as part of my ongoing personal photo series on movie & television vehicle collectors called “The Unicorn Project.” Stay tuned for more info, photos, and video from the Unicorn Project. In the meantime, check out the General Lee photoshoot video below! Photos were taken by my Canon 5D Mark 2 and video was captured with a Canon G9 on a tripod.

Special thanks to Bob of Cinema Vehicles in California for making this shoot happen. They have made a large portion of the popular specialty vehicles for Hollywood. Check out their website:  www.cinemavehicles.com

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I got to stand in for a photo with the legend :)

10 thoughts on “My automotive photoshoot with an original Dukes of Hazzard "General Lee" Dodge Charger”

  1. The Dodge Charger is one of the panels most recognized in America. Gradually, the company has changed the image of this car to be an iconic sports car at a reasonable price, performance sedans. This change has seen the popularity of the car to develop in this part of the market. It was launched in mid 1960 for Carter on the issue of car prices is synonymous with quality, performance given solid. The current version of the car interprets the image from the perspective of a family that everyone can enjoy.

  2. That’s a later incarnation of the General Lee – the first ones produced for the TV show had a pair of crossed flags (Confederate and Checkered) on the rear deck lid in front of the CB aerial.

    Also, the car pictured would have been a vinyl roof car from the factory – notice the chrome strip along the C pillar? That usually doesn’t come on a Charger without the roof package.

    Very cool though. :)

    — A

  3. The Dukes of Hazzard’s ‘General Lee’ is one of THE automotive stars of film and television, the bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger instantly recognisable even when not going sideways or leaping over the top of a police car.

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