Behind the Leaping Lee: Making the General Jump for the Camera

Ever wonder what kind of stunt riggings made the big-screen "Dukes of Hazzard" remake possible? No, we don't mean Jessica Simpson's gingham boulder-holders — its the system of pneumatic cylinders, pulleys and cables that made the General Lee's signature jumps, sans driver, possible. The New York Times found out how stunt coordinators got the 1969 Dodge Charger to go from 0 to 60 in less than two seconds and fly on autopilot. All in one take.

A Car that Flies on Autopilot [The New York Times]

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Dukes of Hazzard Dailies, Volume One: Drifting the General Lee [internal]