How do you go about opening a huge hot rod show like the Detroit Autorama? Well, this year – instead of a ribbon-cutting ceremony or a parade – the organisers decided to recreate a stunt from The Dukes of Hazzard.
Spectators to the opening of the Autorama got to see a '69 Dodge Charger, like that featured so prominently in the classic TV series, make a bid for freedom – via a rather large ramp.
Here's the same stunt, shot from a different angle. With no pristine star car and editing suite to work TV magic, it's clear how much damage the Dodge really incurs.
One thing's for sure: they won't be using that Charger again any time soon.
So, did you enjoy the video – or are you just annoyed to see another collectable classic scrapped for the sake of a moment's entertainment? Sources state that the car was past saving, but it sure looked like it had some life left in it.
Jumped Chargers have been restored (well, completely rebuilt) before, though, so it might not be the end of this particular car's story...