NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Actors in the "Dukes of Hazzard" had to share top billing with a car, but not just any car.
The Dodge Charger called the General Lee became a character in its own right. There were actually 300 General Lees because so many were wrecked. Special ones were saved for close ups.
A replica General Lee made from a 1969 Charger sits in front of The Fredonia Hotel.
Schneider is a personal friend of the hobbyist who did all the work. He's Michael Graham of Magnolia
"Well this one is a 383 car, like I mentioned before," Graham said. "It was done out of the close-up car. I made my car like the close-up car. And the close-up car had a 383 in it. In the back, they have the exhaust bent down to where when they would start sliding around in the dirt, it would blow the dirt away, so that's what gets that sound. I have cherry bombs in mine and this is exactly what the car sound like when it was on the set."
Graham said he'll hang around with the General until the Nacogdoches Film Festival is over. It goes through Saturday night.