• Oct 24, 2006
When we saw this piece on Hemmings Auto Blogs, we couldn't help but hear it being read in the late Waylon Jenning's voice. Waylon was the narrator on the original Dukes of Hazzard TV show as well as the singer of the theme song. "Little do the Duke boys know..." begins the story of this "car-painted" homage to the Dukes. You see, a London artist by the name of James R. Ford has taken his 1981 Mk III Ford Capri and turned it into a General Lee look-alike. Well, if you squint from a block away, maybe.

The "paintjob" on this particular replica is actually a mosaic covering that uses 4,342 scale model cars. James apparently made a global appeal for toy cars for his project, and received donations from as far away as Australia. Although his car received its fair share of attention before, "The General Carbuncle," as James calls it, is now on a whole new level since completion. While nothing can truly replace the original, even the modern Charger version we've discussed before, it's great to see the Duke spirit alive and well.

[Source: Hemmings]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      What a joke! It doesn't look anything like the General Lee! Different car! Different paint scheme! Too different! It looks truly ugly!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aw, c'mon ya'll.
      I think it's neat - the dude's creative if nothing else.
      Props to him.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The guy needs a girlfriend, not a hobby. This car WAS his hobby. If he had a girlfriend he would have NEVER done this.
      Mike
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, it's original, I have to give the guy that much. But seriously pal, you REALLY need a hobby, or a girlfriend.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1: I thought Maximillian Cooper's LeMans Ferrari (550/575M?) from a few Gumball 3000s ago looked pretty sweet in the General Lee paint job =)
      Dee
      • 8 Years Ago
      Different. Great for Houston's (TX) Art Car parade.
      Gary
      • 8 Years Ago
      This will undoubtedly wind up just another LAME roadside attraction, sort of like The World's biggest ball of twine, Etc !! Really ugly !! Really Cheesey !! Extra stupid !!
      Josh
      • 8 Years Ago
      come on, stop making fun of this guys car, its what he wanted to do, all people ever do is put other peoples creativeness down, well atleast he had the balls to actully do something none like you pissy morons that sit around and make fun of other peoples cars and you yourself havnt done anything, so i give the guy a hand for showing his creative side, now i know its not a charger but who cares, oh and by the way "Ken" i would love to see an orange yugo sporting 01's and a rebel flag, thanks for the idea, well im off to paint my yugo, to who ever created this Capri, great job man
      Tosha Johnson
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well the man is really creative, but it looks nothing like the dukes of hazzard car! What messes it up totally, the rebel flag belongs on top and will stay there forever. But good try anyways!
      roger wilco spaceguy
      • 8 Years Ago
      this reminds me of a local nut who totaly covered his car in pennies. he even managed to get older darker pennies to write the phrase, "totaly centsless" on the back. very strange stuff.
      jasper
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just leave this guy alone it's his fun and costing no one. SO BUG OFF
      Don
      • 8 Years Ago
      How about giving the guy credit for being creative instead of insulting him. Some of you said that he needs to get a hobby and stop wasting his time....what the hell do you think you are doing on your computer right now? Dumbass!
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