MACH 5 slams GENERAL LEE in today’s awesome Fireball SKETCH!

Fireball loves doing MASH-UPS as you never really know what you’re gonna get… So today, It’s the MACH 5 and Dukes of Hazzard GENERAL LEE becoming the Blunt Forced DUKE OF SPEED! Check out the coolness IN THE GARAGEand what should I MASH next??

**Fireball has been designing MOVIE CARS for the last 35 years, starting with the 1989 Batmobile. And now you can get SKETCHES of your favorite Cars in his GARAGE… including YOURS! Find out how HERE…

This flawless SIGNED GENERAL LEE Charger is the Bomb…

On today’s episode of BEST OF SHOW, Fireball meets up with Dave Joseph and his SIGNED Dukes of Hazzard General Lee Charger.

The General Lee is an orange 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the characters the Duke boys, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance.

WINNA! GENERAL LEE KICKS MUNSTERS TO THE CURB in today’s Movie Car Showdown!!

It was a close race, but the VOTES are in and it’s official for ROUND 2. The GENERAL LEE takes the win against THE MUNSTER KOACH!! YEEEHHAAAWWWWW!!!!!

Who’s up next for tomorrow’s Battle? It’s gonna be a DAVEY VS GOLIATH SMACKDOWN!!

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MOVIE CAR SHOWDOWN ROUND 2! It’s the General Lee VS Munster Koach!! VOTE NOW!

Today’s BATTLE pits the GENERAL LEE against the MUNSTER KOACH! Vote for your favorite IN THE COMMENTS and see who wins by the end of the day!

Vote here on the Blog, on Facebook or Twitter!

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What’s it like to drive the GENERAL LEE CHARGER?

When I reached out to some friends to find a unique car for this last weekend’s Wheels and Waves car show, I got a host of suggestions. We wanted something that would be fun for people to see, and we had a lot of ideas. 

But through that process, and knowing that this is Hollywood, the idea of a film car solidified.

A friend suggested that one of the most iconic movie cars ever is the General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” And knowing a lot about that car due to the fact that I interviewed the creator of the show on my show, it seemed a fitting car for a tiny Hollywood town. So, I was put in touch with Dave Joseph, owner of www.galleryjosephs.com, a business for representing and framing museum-quality fine art.

Dave and Steven Joseph are father and son co-owners of a nearly perfect 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee. Steven is 29 years old and started watching “The Dukes of Hazzard” re-runs in 1997, when he was 10. He started collecting Dukes memorabilia and convinced his dad to build (or find) a completed 1969 440 Charger General Lee.

According to Dave, the first one was purchased from a guy in Tennessee and was a “bucket of bolts.” It had to be returned. 

“After a year passed and we were no longer gun-shy, we found a builder in San Diego and gave him a deposit to build us a perfect General Lee,” Dave said.

“He was behind on getting his cars built for others, and was having difficulties. We got the car incomplete about halfway to go and invested a lot if time and money to get it to where it is today. We love it so much and have made many friends going to Starcar Central events (our club) and shows that we wouldn’t sell it for a million dollars.”

Most General Lee cars are variations on the original, although the originals were spray canned with orange paint and crashed not too long after. To find or create one as a perceived perfect version is pretty rare. 

But Dave goes on with more cool info: “My boys Derek and Steven, are special needs and very loving guys. As a family, we have bonded when we do events as we did at the Hollywood Christmas Parade this last holiday. Steven was smiling like a Cheshire Cat, waving at onlookers lining Hollywood Boulevard and the Red Carpet. 

“Halfway through the parade, the Dixie horn blared. ‘Dad you’re too heavy on the Dixie horn,’ said Steven. I had to replace the compressor as I had blown it out by sounding off too much. But it was worth it to see the smiling and laughing faces while we passed by.” 

In regards to the Confederate flag, Dave hasn’t gotten one bad vibe or comment in 11 years. And being a point of contention for some with the flag, we can in this town especially see that this car is simply a film character and no different than any other. And underneath that skin lies a classic that just about any car guy would dream of having.

Big thanks to Dave for visiting us and bringing his hero car. 

This begs the question, What is your favorite movie car? Leave me a comment on my website and we may bring it to the next show!

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Today’s MAD MOVIE CAR… General Lee

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DRIVING THE FUTURE… #GeneralLee #Porsche #Chevy #Hyundai #Honda MORE

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The #LAAUTOSHOW in #GREY & #ORANGE… #LAAS @Kia @GMC #Bentley #VW #GeneralLee More…

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Fireball’s DRIVING THE FUTURE with… #GeneralLee #Pagani #Mazda #MercedesBenz #conceptcar

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Ok, so the General isn’t a concept car, but it’s cool, it’s orange, you want it and that’s just the way it is. So there…

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STAR WARS meets DUKES in Fireball’s crazy DUKE OF SAND Story

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In the dusty outskirts of Tatooine’s desolate landscape lies a small town called Mos Hazzard. Among its spirited inhabitants are the Dukewalker siblings – Bo, Luke, and Daisy – along with their wise and resourceful uncle, Jesse… and the DUKE OF SAND.

Life in Mos Hazzard was as unpredictable as the twin suns that scorched the horizon each day. But when an abandoned JAWA SANDCRAWLER was discovered half-buried in the dunes, the town’s fate took a thrilling turn.

The Dukewalkers, renowned for their ingenuity and daring escapades, saw the Sandcrawler as an opportunity for something extraordinary. With the Empire tightening its grip on the galaxy and rumors swirling of a new Sith Lord lurking in the shadows named DARTH SHERIFF, Mos Hazzard needed a symbol of hope.

Under the guidance of Uncle Jesse, the siblings began modifying the Sandcrawler, transforming it into a formidable vehicle capable of outrunning Imperial patrols and standing up to the Empire’s latest threat. Bo, the skilled mechanic, souped up its engines for speed, while Luke, with his knack for tinkering, added jump thrusters salvaged from old podracers, turning the Sandcrawler into a gravity-defying marvel. Daisy, known for her sharpshooting, rigged the vehicle with an arsenal of blasters and explosives, ready to fend off any Imperial entanglements. And she did it with a sexy flair.

As word of their audacious plan spread, the people of Mos Hazzard rallied behind the Dukewalkers, each contributing their skills and resources to the cause. Together, they transformed the Sandcrawler into the ultimate symbol of rebellion against Imperial tyranny.

But their newfound hope was soon put to the test when DATH SHERIFF descended upon Mos Hazzard with his legion of Deputroopers. Determined to crush any resistance, DARTH SHERIFF unleashed her fury upon the town, unleashing chaos and destruction.

In a daring showdown, the Dukewalkers, piloting their modified Sandcrawler, led the charge against the Sith Lord and her forces. With speed, agility, and firepower, they outmaneuvered their adversaries, striking blows against the Empire’s tyranny.

In the heart of the battle, as the twin suns cast their final rays upon the battlefield, the Dukewalkers faced Darth Sheriff in a climactic high speed showdown. With courage and determination, they stood united against the darkness, proving that even in the most unlikely of places, heroes could rise to challenge the might of the Empire. And as the suns set on Mos Hazzard, a new hope dawned in the galaxy, fueled by the indomitable spirit of its people. Oh, and Yeehaw…

Get the DUKE OF SAND now in Fireball’s Garage!!