COOTER’S CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF "THE DUKES OF HAZZARD”
NASHVILLE, TN -- “The Dukes of Hazzard” is now 35 years old, but according to “Cooter”, it hasn’t aged a bit.
Ben Jones, who played the ace mechanic “Cooter” on the beloved series, says the show looks “as good as new”. Jones and his wife Alma Viator operate “Cooter’s Place” on McGavock Pike, a “Dukes” themed museum and gift shop in Nashville.
“It is really amazing how well the show holds up after all these years,” says Jones. “CMT has converted the show to High Definition, and it looks like it could have been shot last week. And to the younger kids, it is indeed a brand new show.”
“When we first came on the air in January of 1979, one critic said “This show won’t last past the first commercial break! Has any critic ever been more wrong? “The Dukes” is going to outlast all of us, and our cast is having as much fun with it as the fans are.”
In 2005, “Cooter” and Miss Alma opened Cooter’s Place in Nashville. Cooter’s has a museum featuring memorabilia, pictures, props, costumes and cars including the world famous General Lee and Cooter’s Tow Truck. Admission to the museum is FREE.
The New York Times, CNN, Entertainment Weekly, CMT and many others have highlighted Cooter’s Place as a top destination. To date, they have welcomed hundreds of thousands of Dukes of Hazzard enthusiasts through their doors. Cooter’s has a Gatlinburg location as well.
“Cooter’s Place” is located at 2613 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN, across from the entrance to the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Hours of operation are:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about Dukes news, personal appearances and more visit www.cootersplace.com or call (615) 872-8358.