Bourjaily: General Lee at the Hardware Store
This has nothing to do with guns, hunting or shooting – except that Bo and Luke Duke occasionally mentioned going...
This has nothing to do with guns, hunting or shooting – except that Bo and Luke Duke occasionally mentioned going hunting — but I’m putting it up anyway. I made a trip to our local Menards – a midwestern home repair chain – when I spotted this car in the parking lot and took a picture.
If you paint a Chevy Cavalier to look like the General Lee* from the Dukes of Hazzard, forget “You might be a redneck if . . .” because there is no “might be” about it. You are a redneck. Period.
Plus you get bonus Redneck Points for:
Painting the antenna orange to match the rest of the car.
Leaving the gas cap cover a contrasting primer gray.
Using a bungee cord for a trunk latch.
*Dukes of Hazzard fun fact: there were somewhere between 250 and 320 1968 and 1969 Dodge Chargers that appeared as the Duke boys’ car. The stunt jumps on the show were violent enough to cause structural damage, requiring a constant supply of new General Lees. There are about 17 left – not counting the car in this picture.