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A buddy loaned me the Fast and Furious movie last night, I'm glad I didn't pay to rent it. Just not my kind of flick. As far as being upset about trashing the Charger? You would have to swear off every episode of "Dukes of Hazzard", because they wrecked a BUNCH of em'. The Charger was probably the biggest expense in that whole movies' budget!

The Charger was the only interesting car in the movie.

A ten second rice burner, if such a thing does exist, lacks the "Tim Taylor Quotient" of car shaking, vein popping, testosterone pumping, tire smoking, babies crying, ears covering, etc... nostalgia.

If I just wanted to go fast, I could look just like anyone else in a 69' Camaro and do that, but to be able to do it in a 68' Cougar with a 302, now that commands attention!

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The bald headded dude that was in that movie is in another movie coming out this summed called "Tripple X" XXX. The previews show some more cool muscle cars. Even saw a 66 or 67 GTO. I just hope they don't trash any more nice cars.
 

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umm hate to break it to you........ but they blow the roof off of the Goat... when Vin gets around a muscle car.. it has to die........
 

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I have agree... RICERS:angryfi:


How can they distroy a perfectly good (gasp) mopar. They can wreck all the ricers they want but leave the classics alone



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I wonder if they make fake bodies or something. The dukes of hazzard must of trashed the General Lee a zillion times. There is no way they had a fresh charger every time they trashed it.
 

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VFRET, this is from one of the many "Dukes of Hazzard" sites...


How many General Lees did they destroy making "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

The number I see popping up most often on the net (and other places) is 350.
BZZZZZZT! Wrong answer but thanks for playing. :)
The actual number is 200 (give or take a car or two, I'm sure). But it's not 150. It's not 250. And it's definitely NOT 350!

Update: I have an exact number now. Over the course of the series, they used 229 Chargers and 19 survived. So they destroyed a total of 210.


Seems like a shame doesn't it... well, maybe just to see Daisy in those shorts again!

By the way, as an of topic, I saw a window sticker on a mustang that kind of goes along with your byline... "I wasn't speeding, I was just qualifying". I wonder if that would work for the tickets...
 

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I actually like the fast & the furious, it beats watching the tear jerkers with the wife!!! I'm sure most of those chargers wern't hemi's or six pack cars, most were probably 318 automatics, not that they weren't nice but at least not "the good ones".
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I knew they wrecked a lot of Chargers, heck, every time they jumped one you could see the whole front end crump. I'm surprised it was over 200, but that number sounds realistic when you stop and think about how many episodes they did. I saw a "General Lee" charger here around Waterloo a few weeks ago, I wonder if it was one of the 19 that survived or some poor, misguided soul who actually painted his car like the "General".

I work with a guy who's classis line is "There's just never been a better show made for TV than the Dukes of Hazzard". The area of the country he was born and raised also bears striking resemblance the the guys in "Deliverance". You know, the ones who ask just because we got divorced, does that mean we're not brother and sister anymore either?

I'm just playing, my roots hail from northern Missouri, where inbreeding was popularized!

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John,
I'd rather watch a tear jerker with my wife than a rice glorifying flick. That whole coffe can exhaust movement seems like comedy to me. I went with Rick P. and some of his buddies, to the American Muscle vs Import shootout last fall at Englishtown Raceway here in NJ. There were tons of tricked out hondas toyotas and acuras. The difference was, at the end of the night there were not a lot of them left after eliminations. Rick and I drove our cars there and drove them home. At least two dozen of the little ricers blew up in the first 60 feet. I have always heard about how these little four bangers could be made to run 10's. I had not been to a dragstrip in years, so I was surprised to see how many little cars were there. They were not as fast as they think they are, they got completely dominated by the American Muscle cars, and they looked ridiculous turning 17's or being towed down the service lane with all those stupid stickers and wings all over them. To each his own, but I much prefer a car that looks stock and goes fast over a car that lookls ridiculous and blows up or is slow.
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210 chargers were destroyed? isn't that a crime in some states? lol...As far as the rice burners go... I think they might dominate on the top end and us muscle rodders dominate in the 1/4 mile. I dont know too many muscle cars doing a buck 40.
 

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Paul in real life I agree but for a movie it does have some entertainment value. You have to admit the truck robberies were an inventive plot to say the least. I would have been happier in the ending if the ricer got it instaed of the charger though. And then there's elenor... what a shame that was!!!
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Elenor wasn't a real Shelby GT500, it was a mustang with Shelby mods. I found out this info while researching Carrol Shelby and Shelby American Inc, for a speech that I had to do for school.
The engine wasn't even a 428, if I rember right it was a 351W.
They taped the sound of a real 428CJ in a studio, and then dubbed it into the movie.
They still destroyed a mustang fastback though.......:cry:
 

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long as they didnt rape a cougar for the 351W its ok lol
 

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That movie did suck, I got to see it for free cuz I work at a theater. I did see a few chargers a Portland. Oh and I guess the producers of the dukes of hazard had a regular add in the paper for chargers. so if people didn't want a gass guzzling hog anymore they'd sell it to the show. The rice rockets are pretty popular these days cuz there so cheap. just go to a junkyard and steal a supercharger out of a wrecked one thats built to go fast and they got somthin. but I wouldn't hold my breath, I got somthin for em.
 

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truye true. back then these cars ( from what i hear from the old timers jk jk ) werent commanding good prices at all back then. the early 80s and late 70s would have been a gold mine for muscle cars if i had the cash and a time machine i guess.. he he. an auto teacher i had said he had a 69 CJ Stang that he sold for like 2K in 81 or something. ran great and really nothing wrong with it. just well, didnt go for much then......
 

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Rice

I really don't get the rice thing. Once during my misguided youth I dumped a lot of money in to my Escort GT (Rice with a blue oval on it). I spent all of this money and what did I get for my woes? Well, I started with a car than topped out at around 114 M.P.H. and ended with one that ran about 116 M.P.H, and thanks to those nice looking rims (lotsa unsprung weight I would later realize) and that goofy looking body kit, it was SLOWER to 60! Admittedly, I could do better now, but still as far as bang for the buck, I could never match the performance jump my friend had just by putting plane jane Edelbrock performer intake and carb on his 65 Fairlane that came with the little 2 barrel. It was after this experience I began to see the light and dumped the Escort to the first kid that would give me my payoff for it. I still had some maturing to do though as I bought a Ranger at this point with the intent of building up the 4.0 v6.
 

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ive never owned rice... havent driven ALOT of it either. my experiences with it are this.. a hyundai that was a hand me down to my sis from my mom, an Escort that was for my sis from my mom, then another Hyundai from my mom to my sis ( have 1 sister.... ) then i bought my Cougar after going through the rice stage too... i used to like how they looked but after looking through a kelley Blue Book i stole from my dad and seeing that they were all 4cyl cars ( i didnt know much back then ) i became a domestic guy. been there ever since.. but i still remember when i used to think my moms 96 V6 Mustang was fast....... weve all been there.
 

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My wife and I went and seen the Fast and Furious when it came out last summer, and twenty minutes into it we were looking at each other like "are you ready to leave yet"......I guess it was the phrases where they called N.O.S. as a word like NOSS....maybe I'm the one out of the loop and that's normal. I gotta say, however, I ended up liking the movie for whatever reason, and now one it on DVD.....definitely a better rental than movie movie,though.
Funny that you'd mention Dukes of Hazzard.....I specifically remember when I was much younger and watching it that more than once they crashed either a 67 or 68 cougar because I was pissed......I think one went off a cliff.........Keith
 
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