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No way! Daisy Duke's into caravans

By caravan expert Daryl Terr'd

Posted October 11, 2012
Catherine Bach who played daisy duke in the dukes of hazzard loves caravans
Caravan queen: Daisy Duke digs caravans, dude. (Check bottom for credit)

Daisy Duke can't get enough of caravans, which is why she's heading to Brum.


Seriously.

I have no idea what Bo, Luke and Uncle Jessie think of them, but according to a press release sent to us by the UK's Caravan Club, Daisy Duke, that one out of The Dukes of Hazzard who insured her legs for $1m (£625,000), is totally into caravans.

Well, Catherine Bach, the woman who played her is anyway.

So much so that she's not only a member of the Caravan Club, but she's also set to hit the West Midlands to open The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2012 at the Birmingham NEC this coming October 16.

Apparently, "the all-American 80s icon", who "shot to eternal stardom as super sexy Daisy Duke", is "a fan of both caravans and motorhomes", or trailers and RVs as they're respectively known on that side of the Pond, having lived in them for extended periods of time when filming.

In fact, she once spent two years in one when she was acting in some adventure jobbie by the name of African Skies back in the early 90s.

But it wasn't just any old snail shell, mind.

The one she called home was the only caravan in post-Apartheid South Africa at the time and what's more she even lent it to some former Scottish milk man known to many as Sean 'Sean' Connery for a bit to boot.


CONCERTS... IN A CARAVAN?
"While filming Dukes of Hazzard," she is quoted as saying, "I spent lots of time in my RV but I also used it for hosting concerts, television specials, making movies as well as filming television series."

"I had a fabulous RV in the early 2000s with a fold out, extendable living room because I wanted my children to be happy and comfortable while I was working on set."

So probably not like the one pictured above then.

Anyway, once she's cut the ribbon or whatever, Catherine, so the press release says, "will be on hand to sign autographs before taking the opportunity to check out some of the latest models being launched at the show".

So if you'd like something to tow behind the General Lee, a beeline to Brum could well be worth your effort.

Just don't forget your driving licence if you've got one because apparently there'll be "free motorhome manoeuvring sessions" plus other caravan-related capers going on.

Personally, I haven't a clue about caravans except for what I saw in Snatch and when Richard Hammond used to blow them up on Brainiac.

Still, Daisy Duke.

Who'd've thought it, eh?

I'm going mainly for salt and vinegar today.


For more information on the bash, which will run from October 16 to October 21, have a click of this.


See also Exorcists surge in Poland, posted 23/9/12.


Picture credit

Top and thumb: Illustration by Ignatius Rake using an original image of Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke supplied by the Caravan Club and an original image of an Adria travel trailer by Norbert Schnitzler.

For licensing information click the above link.



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