Dukes of Hazzard Impersonator Takes Off from a Roundabout, Doesn't Honk

I'll probably receive a lot of flak for saying this, but the Dukes of Hazzard series was one of those shows you look back upon and wonder how the hell could people watch it over and over again? It's just as ridiculous as Knight Rider, only slightly better because it doesn't have David Hasselhoff.
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Photo: Screenshot from YouTube
That didn't stop it from becoming a bit of a legend, though - it just goes to show what a very good name and some jumping cars can do for a TV show. Only this one had more than just vehicles displaying more hang time than Michael Jordan in his prime: it had a horn.

Not just any horn, but a "Dixie" horn. The story has it that the unmistakable sound wasn't planned from the off, but was added when the show's producers heard a car use it while driving through Atlanta. They thought it would be a nice addition to the Duke boys' car, General Lee, and weren't they right?

Now let's leave Hazzard County for a while, and travel all the way to a small town in Eastern Romania called Braila. Don't worry, this won't turn into another Geography lesson, because where it happened has no bearing on the story whatsoever. Apparently, a man driving a hatchback (appears to be a Mark VII VW Golf) with his girlfriend in the passenger's seat fell asleep just as he was approaching a roundabout.

Because the local authorities thought it would be a good idea to build the intersection like a fort, impeding view and turning it into a potential hazzard (didn't see that coming, did you?), the car stood no chance. To make matters worse, the roundabout is placed just at the town's entrance, so cars still tend to be driving faster. Oh, and street lighting appears to be optional as well.

But blaming it on the authorities is just wrong, as it would mean that every car getting into Braila would have to perform a similar jump. Which, sadly, they don't. Reports say that all airbags in the car deployed and that the occupants were OK, which is always good news. However, the car is probably garbage, and so is the relationship between the two, I'd suppose.

Now, back to the Dukes of Hazzard, we sadly lack the knowledge and resources to make a video edit, but we're kindly asking you to play the Dixie horn as the car in the CCTV video flies away. We'll also provide the material via a short clip presenting all the jumps ever performed by General Lee on the small screen. Enjoy. I mean, double-enjoy.

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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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