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You know, there are a lot of "can you believe that?"s in sports, but the idea of a man named Bubba buying the iconic car from the most Southern TV series in history isn't exactly a shocker, you know?
Presenting Bubba Watson and his new car:
Watson was at the famed Barrett-Jackson automobile auction this past weekend, and picked up that gem there, which he called his "dream car," for $110,000. Now, there were plenty of General Lees, but the one there was special; called "Lee 1," it's the one that jumped the police car in the TV series' opening credits. It was totaled in the jump, but restoration brought it back to life over the course of 16 months. Autoblog calls the final price "seemingly paltry," which is really more a matter of perspective than anything else.
You can watch the bidding in the video below, including shots of Bubba nervously bidding. Be sure to keep both hands by your sides, as you might end up with a car yourself....
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Golfer Bubba Watson picked up what he calls his dream car at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction this weekend. We wouldn’t find that terribly notable, except Watson bought himself a General Lee.
It’s not just any General Lee, either. It’s Lee 1, which is the car that jumped over the Hazzard County police cruiser in the first episode of The Dukes of Hazzard, perhaps the finest...
Golfer Bubba Watson has paid $110,000 for the car made famous by "The Dukes of Hazzard," the General Lee.
Hundreds of similar 1969 Dodge Chargers were used and wrecked in the filming of the TV series between 1979 and 1985, but Watson's was the first ever used and can be seen jumping over a police car during the opening credits, FOX News reported.
Golfer Bubba Watson bought the General Lee, the famous car from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series, for $110,000. Naturally, he was kind enough to share a picture of him with it via his Twitter account.
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By now you've heard about the Bubba Watson driver from Ping that has a pink head and will donate plenty of money to charity.
If you don't know the details, you can check them out right here. But the above picture is from the great Alan Henry's Instagram account, and it is really, really awesome. That's the driver. Thing is a beaut.
Would you hit a pink-headed driver?
We all knew Bubba Watson liked the color pink. He has had six-figure cars accented with the color, used a pink-shafted driver for years, and filled in just about any part of his wedges with the bright hue.
But how much does Bubba love pink? Enough to convince Ping to make him a pink-headed G20 driver, which he will be using the rest of the year. Bubba has been tooling around with...
What do you do when you’ve won nearly $13 million on the PGA Tour? You buy a badass car used in a TV show, that’s what you do.
Golfer Bubba Watson fulfilled a dream buy purchasing the original General Lee car used in the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. Watson won the car at an auction Saturday with a $110,000 bid. The car was used in the very first episode of the show to jump over...
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This would signify Jeff Foxworthy as now the #2 face of red-necks...
Bubba Watson missed last week’s PGA tournament because he was at the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction, bidding on the modified orange 1969 Dodger Charger from “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
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The long par-4 12th hole on the South Course at Torrey Pines. (Courtesy of D.Hilgart)THERE ARE HORSES FOR COURSES, as the saying goes, so it makes a lot of sense that long-hitting Bubba Watson won last year’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Of course, Torrey Pines is two 18-hole tracks, the short North Course and the long South Course. How long? At 7,698 yards, the South...