Daisy Duke and Cooter to appear at Carlisle Chrysler Nationals

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CARLISLE, PA – Every boob tube-staring boy of the early 1980s will see his dream come true this summer when Daisy Duke appears among the General Lee's kin at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pa, July 6-8. Catherine Bach, who played "girl next door" Daisy Duke on the TV show "Dukes of Hazzard," will be joined at Carlisle by her former cast mate Cooter, played by actor Ben Jones. Can we get a "Yee haw!"

Bach is famously known for her role on the long-running CBS program the Dukes of Hazzard, due in part to her eye-catching looks, country girl charm and namesake Daisy Duke Shorts. Bach, now 58, has appeared in multiple films and TV programs, beginning with 1974’s “The Midnight Man” alongside Hollywood icon Burt Lancaster. Other credits include “The Love Boat,” “Cannon Ball Run II,” “African Skies” and most recently “Chapman.” Bach has also lent her name to a clothing line, CB by Catherine Bach. Apparel available includes jeans, skirts, shirts and the famed Daisy Dukes.

Joining Bach will be fellow Dukes cast member Ben Jones. Jones appeared in 142 episodes over the course of the shows run as Cooter Davenport – Hazard County mechanic and friend of the Duke family. Jones acting career has spanned five decades, but took a political detour following the end of his run on the “Dukes of Hazzard.” From 1989-1993 Jones served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 4th District. During that time, Jones won re-election in 1990. Most recently, Jones appeared in an episode of the TV show “Surface.” Jones is also the founder of the original Duke Fest and is a musician, having appeared on the stage of the famed Grand Ole Opry.

Bach and Jones make the fifth and sixth members of the show to appear at Carlisle. Others include James Best (Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane), John Schneider (Bo Duke), Byron Cherry (Coy Duke) and Christopher Mayer (Vance Duke). Bach and Jones will appear together throughout the weekend. While their appearance schedule and on grounds location is to be determined, each will be on site to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet fans all three days.

By attending the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, you’re walking into a true Mopar-lover’s paradise. With over 2,200 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand - classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models and more - you won’t want to miss the enormous showfield organized by year, make and model as well as fantastic indoor displays, car corral and a huge swap meet. In addition, there are a slew of kids’ activities, industry guests, an engine giveaway as well as NHRA drag racing. Whether you prefer the A, B or E body style – this show has it all!

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