The General Lee … and the General Grant

NASCAR raised quite a fuss in some quarters a few days ago by deciding that a 1969 Dodge Charger, one of the “General Lee” cars used in the 1970s TV near-classic The Dukes of Hazzard, would not appear on the track at the Phoenix International Raceway.  It’s not the first time these past few weeks that the display of the Confederate flag in Arizona has received press coverage.  And, despite the fact that another blogger has located Phoenix in Florida (which would make it far easier for me to go to Disney World with Eli Manning of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants), it’s safe to say, that once more the responses were largely predictable and a bit careworn, with a few reasonable views thrown in.

But who needs the General Lee when you can drive … the General Grant?

Enough said.


11 thoughts on “The General Lee … and the General Grant

  1. TF Smith February 19, 2012 / 7:01 pm


    with “Marching Through Georgia” blaring from the PA…


  2. Kevin February 20, 2012 / 4:42 am

    The guy drives like a drunk.

    • Brooks D. Simpson February 20, 2012 / 11:22 am

      Probably celebrating the Giants’ Super Bowl victory. How did you celebrate it? 🙂

      • Roger E Watson February 20, 2012 / 2:42 pm

        For a Civil War blog, you are always “sneaking” in comments about THEM !! 😉

        • Brooks D. Simpson February 20, 2012 / 3:19 pm

          That’s what happens when your team wins. Especially when another blogger’s team loses. 🙂

  3. Keith Harris February 20, 2012 / 9:25 am

    I swear I came up with the idea for the General Grant a while ago – but I wanted a real car…and with a “65” on the door instead of a “76.” The problem: way too expensive, Dodge Chargers get crappy gas mileage, there is nowhere to park in LA, and I do not think many people would even get the joke.

  4. Mark Pethke February 20, 2012 / 10:42 am


    But I’d always imagined the General Grant would be a hot rod Lincoln. 😉

    • Roger E Watson February 20, 2012 / 2:41 pm

      Of course ! With CCLPA playing from the loud speaker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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