Museum says iconic “General Lee” car from "Dukes of Hazzard" won't change

by Peter Heck · Jul 7th, 2020 9:20 am
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Last Updated Jul 14th, 2020 at 1:17 am

Fans of the classic television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" will be pleased to know that the iconic car driven by Bo and Luke Duke, a 1969 Charger named "The General Lee," will not be changed.

As protests and riots around the country have toppled Confederate statues and forced NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag from its events, questions have risen about the future of the car currently displayed at the Volo Auto Museum in Illinois.

Despite the fact that the famous vehicle has a Confederate flag painted across its roof, museum director Brian Grams has announced that there will be no changes to the car.

"We feel the car is part of history, and people love it. We've got people of all races and nationalities that remember the TV show and aren't offended by it whatsoever," Grams said. "It's a piece of history and it's in a museum."

According to Grams, the only feedback the museum has received has been people supportive of the continued display of "The General Lee," and gratitude that the museum has not given in to "knee-jerk" reaction.


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