John Schneider to Auction Off the Most Famous Car on the Planet

John Schneider (the original “Bo Duke”) will auction off his General Lee, the popular muscle car from “The Dukes of Hazard” movies and TV show, at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s 37th Annual Collector Car Event from January 12-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the auction Schneider’s 1969 Dodge Charger Coupe, along with other cars from the stars, will be sold at no reserve.

The General Lee is undoubtedly considered one of the most famous cars in the world and was involved in some of TV’s most memorable car chases. The car possesses a powerful 511 cid, 725 horsepower engine with a 727 transmission, making it any car collector’s dream! The general public can attend Barrett-Jackson’s Greatest Collector Car Auction ever and bids will be accepted for Schneider’s legendary car, “General Lee” on Saturday, January 19 (Lot #1321). Fans can also watch the live broadcast on SPEED over the six day auction. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of “General Lee” will be donated to Schneider’s charity of choice, “Cure Autism Now”.

About John Schneider
In a business as ephemeral as the entertainment industry, it is noteworthy that Schneider has worked consistently since his debut on “Dukes of Hazard” nearly 30 years ago. A true Renaissance man, Schneider is a filmmaker (he wrote, directed and starred in “Collier and Company” which was just released on DVD), fixes and restores old cars, plays the guitar and sings (he has performed in numerous Broadway shows such as Grand Hotel and has released 11 albums), co-founded the Children’s Miracle Network (a non-profit international organization that helps children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals) and is the consummate family man to boot.
Most recently, Schneider has starred in F/X’s hit drama “Nip/Tuck,” and has just finished filming the HBO drama series, “12 Miles of Bad Road” starring opposite Lily Tomlin, which will premiere in March. In addition, you can catch Schneider in a Hallmark Channel mini-series “Shark Swarm,” where he stars opposite Daryl Hannah, which is set to air in early 2008.
Currently, Schneider is playing the role of Billy Flynn in the Broadway Musical, “Chicago.”
For more information on John Schneider, please visit http://www.myspace.com/john_schneider or http://www.myspace.com/dukesfest.

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