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Bubba Watson. Hes a good old boy never meaning no harm.

by ryanyoung on Mar.27, 2013, under Just Cool Helmets, Uncategorized

Bubba WatsonIf you had asked me when I started painting helmets if I thought I would someday paint a General Lee Helmet I would have told you Yes. If you would have said it was for a guy named Bubba it would not have surprised me at all. But if you had told me it would be for a Professional Golfer that had won the Masters I would have told you that you were crazy. I would have been wrong too. Recently we were asked by Denny Hamlin to paint a helmet for his friend who had recently bought a very cool car. Bubba Watson, winner of the 2012 Masters is now the owner of the original General Lee 1. He bought the car at the Barrett Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale Arizona, shelling out $110,000 for the car from the iconic jump scene featured in original pilot and the opening jump scene from every episode of the Dukes of Hazard. “The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979 until 1985 and went through nearly 300 Dodge Chargers. During some episodes, more than one would be used, with big jump cars being taken out of service after filming. Its cool to know that in a small way we were able to be a small part of the Dukes of hazard history even if it was just painting a helmet for the guy that owns the same car we pushed around in the dirt when we were kids.

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