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General Lee 01 Baseball Shirt

Orange and black General Lee 01 Baseball Shirt
General Lee 01 Baseball T-shirt

Anyone who grew up in the 80s will certainly remember watching The Dukes of Hazzard on TV on a Saturday evening. My weekend wasn't complete until I had enjoyed 45 minutes of mayhem, which included police car chases, stunt jumps and Rosco P. Coltrane crashing his police car into the river. Oh, and not forgetting Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach) in her hot pants, of course!

You can celebrate those long lost times with this very popular orange and black General Lee baseball shirt, which features the iconic octaganol "01" emblem. I say "popular", because this shirt has been a huge seller through my website Simplyeighties.com. As a huge fan of the TV show, I bought the shirt myself last year (which I was very pleased with) and it has still retained its deep orange colour. The unisex, raglan sleeve T-shirt is available in sizes from small to XX-Large, and can be bought from Amazon.co.uk.

The General Lee was a 1969 Dodge Charger with its doors welded shut, which meant that Bo and Luke Duke had to climb in through the side windows. This seemed very cool at the time, and I remember annoying the hell out of my Dad by trying to replicate this in our Ford Cortina. Whether he knew I was pretending to be Bo (I had very blonde hair at the time), or that I just didn't understand the concept of car doors, is anyone's guess! "Can you please use the bloody door!" was bellowed at me on a regular basis during the early 80s.

I can't write a post about the General Lee without mentioning that signature musical air horn, which played the iconic Dixie melody. Everyone wanted one back then (well, maybe not the suburban middle classes), and I certainly remember one of our neighbours having one and waking everyone up in the early hours of the morning while on his way to work! Sadly, I was too young to drive back then, and there was no way my Dad was going to have one fitted to the family car!

You may also like this official Dukes of Hazzard T-shirt... 

Orange 01 Dukes of Hazzard Tee

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