The Lawmen are Crooks, the Good Guys are Outlaws and Ever’body’s In-Laws!

We didn’t get ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ here in TLCB’s home nation, but we wish we had. After all, what’s not to like about a Dodge Charger jumping over  a river, a tractor, a train, a barn, a truck full of outhouses, a truck full of barrels… you get the idea.

Unfortunately this meant hundreds of ’69 Dodge Chargers – now incredibly valuable cars – were sacrificed in the name of entertainment, but they were a bit less valuable in the ’70s and ’80s.

Flickr’s Chris Radbone has put one back though, with his enormous Model Team recreation of the Duke Boys’ ’69 Dodge Charger ‘General Lee’, complete with working steering, a V8 engine, a 5-speed gearbox, and authentic ’01’ decals and flag-with-slightly-racist-connotations on the roof.

His near 8kg model also includes working suspension, so presumably he can jump it over various household obstacles in proper ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ fashion. Head to Chris’ photostream to join the good ‘ol boys!

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2 thoughts on “The Lawmen are Crooks, the Good Guys are Outlaws and Ever’body’s In-Laws!

  1. G Culver says:

    Good lord, what makes a confederate flag on roof of the car a racist comment?

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    • Hello G

      Thanks for your message.

      Unfortunately a minority of people using it as such.

      The same happened with the swastika, which was originally a symbol of prosperity and good fortune, until its requisition by the Nazi Party.

      We understand the Confederate flag represents heritage for millions, although of course it was the flag on the side defending slavery in the American Civil War.

      Unfortunately because it is now flown regularly at White Supremacist rallies by those claiming it is representing heritage, it’s becoming something far more divisive.

      We have to recognise it as such as we’ll have readers on both sides of the debate.

      We hope that helps

      Kind regards
      TLCB Team

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