It’s the last day of the week on Hot Rods of Influence. Wow! What a V-8, non- turbocharged Rock ‘n’ Roll week this has been. So we are down to one last car in the Top Five Hot Rods of Influence.
I checked the numbers and it has been proven time and time again that this car has influenced more custom car builders than any other hot rod in history. This car was the only one on our list that was part of both a TV show and a movie.
The TV show is supposed to have used over 200 cars in the years 1979 to 1985 in all the stunts and jumps that were filmed as part of the show. So many versions of this car have been made. When you do a photo search for the car, you can see custom paint jobs based on this famous car on many other vehicles.
When looking over the Internet for information on the car and its influence on the hot rod industry, I noticed Hot Rod Magazine placed it as the most influential car that inspired people to build a custom car. Even though they’re different, so many people have created cars that were inspired by the 1969 Dodge Charger using the famous General Lee paint scheme.
In the height of the popularity of the TV show, Dukes of Hazzard, the car became the star of the show and was in many ways more famous than the actual stars. Still Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke will always be a great memory of my favorite TV show of my early teen years.
There are two things that were part of that show that have lived until this day: the General Lee and the Daisy Duke shorts. Those are two things that most men remember about the show, though not always in that order.
When I am asked to talk about my Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to business success, I tell how you need to find a way to stand out from the crowd. You need to build yourself and your brand as the star that will be remembered many years from now, just like the car, the General Lee.
We are finishing up our week in the middle of our three-day Rock ‘n’ Roll Success Summit in Dallas where our teachings of “way outside the business box thinking” take the entrepreneur to success. My tips have worked to build extreme ideas in many businesses, just like the General Lee standing out as the Hot Rod classic of all time.
So I leave you to have a great weekend and spend your time thinking of ways to make your business jump, to become a classic for today and all time.
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to unlock your dream and make some changes to love your life again. Are you ready for Rock ‘n’ Roll success in your world in 2013?