Dukes of Hazzard Star Tom Wopat to Sign Original General Lee Owned by Pro-Golfer Bubba Watson

Tuesday October 21, 2014

                                                                                                                    Media Contacts:
Barrett-Jackson
Megan Jones
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mjones@barrett-jackson.com 

The Phoenix Symphony
Todd Vigil
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publicrelations@phoenixsymphony.org

Dukes of Hazzard Star Tom Wopat to Sign Original  General Lee Owned by Pro-Golfer, Bubba Watson

Who: Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazzard), Bubba Watson (PGA athlete), Barrett-Jackson, Phoenix International Raceway and The Phoenix Symphony

What: Tom Wopat, MC and performer in The Sound of Speed multi-media concert will be on hand to sign PGA golfer Bubba Watson’s beloved vehicle and media are invited to attend to capture this of truly remarkable Americana event. Watson arranged for his distinct vehicle to be shipped to Phoenix especially for this signing opportunity with Wopat.

The famous car belonging to the Duke cousins on the Dukes of Hazzard will be making a special appearance in Phoenix during the inaugural Sound of Speed event.

The Dodge Charger driven and made famous by the television series The Dukes of Hazzard is known for its signature horn and for the famous stunts, chases and jumps made by the Dukes. Although five “Lees” were used in series filming, Bubba Watson purchased “Lee 1” in January 2012 at the Scottsdale Barrett Jackson auto auction. This is the exact vehicle used in the iconic jump scene featured in television show’s opening credits.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko Re-Creation Coupe

This car was driven by Paul Walker in the 2003 film, "2 Fast 2 Furious."

The drivetrain of the vehicle features a high performance 350cid engine, automatic transmission with a 4-speed console and handle to look like the stick shift on a manual transmission. The vehicle was a California car with all original sheet metal. The car was built by Ted Mosey of Picture Car Warehouse and was also featured in Eddie Paul's Book, The Cars of The Fast and the Furious. The car was purchased by Volo Auto Museum in 2006 and then sold to the current owner in 2010. As stated in the book, "This car is from the days were men and cars were metal." Year One, Inc. sponsored the muscle car and supplied all the parts for the restoration.

When & Where:  Nov. 6 on Third St in Downtown Phoenix outside Symphony Hall during the Sound of Speed VIP Party. The General Lee and 1969 Camaro will also be on display during the “Pit Road” Street Festival.

Media Availability: available upon request

  • Tom Wopat
  • Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
  • Jim Ward, President & CEO The Phoenix Symphony
  • Bubba Watson
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    More Information: The Phoenix Symphony and Barrett-Jackson celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Phoenix International Raceway with a special performance entitled ‘The Sound of Speed.’  This groundbreaking event marks a new level in the confluence of music and sports with this first of its kind collision between the NASCAR and the orchestral worlds.

    Tickets for the “Pit Road” festival are just $10 .Tickets to the performance portion of the evening range from $30 to $99 and include complimentary access to Barrett-Jackson's 'Pit Road,' prior to the concert. All tickets can be purchased by calling The Phoenix Symphony box office at 602-495-1999 or online at phoenixsymphony.org.

    For more information about The Sound of Speed visit SoundofSpeed.org.
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