Man With Down Syndrome Gets General Lee Replica

We here at Mopar Connection are huge fans of ‘feel-good’ stories and absolutely love sharing them with you all. Today’s feel-good story comes courtesy of Frank Somerville of KTVU news and tells us the heartwarming storm of Bob and his love for “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Bob has Down syndrome and is a die-hard “Dukes of Hazzard” fanatic. Like most of us, Bob enjoys watching the show and fell in love with the General Lee.

Over the past eight years, Bob’s brother Tim has worked very hard building an almost exact replica of The General Lee. Pam Leggero, a family member of Bob and Tim contacted Frank and sent him the pictures you’ll see in the article. Here’s what she wrote to go along with the awesome pictures.

“My nephew Tim Leggero is a mechanic and works with his father and his uncle (my husband) in a family business that has been thriving for close to 100 years!! Tim’s brother Bob has Down syndrome. He is 45 and loves the TV show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. He is especially crazy about the car on that show; The General Lee. Eight years ago, Tim bought a 1969 Dodge Charger with a 440 engine and has worked in his spare time to completely restore this car! It is an almost exact replica of the General Lee!! It even has a horn that plays Dixie just like in the TV show.”

Sadly, Bob can’t drive his dream car however he gets immense joy honking the Dixie horn and showing everybody ‘his’ General Lee. Thank you to Frank and Pam for sharing this incredible story of Bob; a true Dukes of Hazzard fan like us.

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Cody Krueger

Car Feature Editor – Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '71 Charger R/T, '71 Super Bee, '73 Duster, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '13 Ram 3500. Cody can truly and proudly say that he is a true Mopar nut in love with all types of Mopars!

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