Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Motor City Comic Con See The Canadian Dukes Museum, & More

Motor City Comic Con ....

Meet John Schneider aka " BO DUKE ",
Catherine Bach aka " DAISY DUKE ",

See K.I.T.T. from Original Knight Rider TV Series, The Canadian Dukes Museum, The General Lee and The Daisy Jeep called " DIXIE " & SO MUCH MORE....

May 15-17, 2009
FRI. 12:30pm - 7pm / SAT. 10:30am - 6pm / SUN. 10:30am - 5pm
Advance ticket holders admitted 30 minutes early each day!

check out the list of Celebrities: ,

plus the TV Star Cars : ,



Carrie Fisher - IMDb Sat-Sun only
John Alexander - IMDb Sat-Sun only
Erick Avari - IMDb
Catherine Bach - IMDb
Priscilla Barnes - IMDb
Don Burgett
Yancy Butler - IMDb
Traci Brooks - IMDb
Luciana Carro - IMDb
Creepy Clyde - IMDb
Bruce Davison - IMDb
Joyce DeWitt - IMDb
Aaron Douglas - IMDb Fri-Sat only
Mick Foley - IMDb
Anthony Forrest - IMDb
Gil Gerard - IMDb
The Ghoul - IMDb
Warrington Gillette - IMDb
C.J. Graham - IMDb
Erin Gray - IMDb
Paul Harrington Jr. - IMDb
Christy Hemme - IMDb
Michael Hogan - IMDb
The Honky Tonk Man - IMDb
Cathrine Hicks - IMDb
Doug Jones - IMDb Sat-Sun only
Mac Kelly/Wolfman Mac
Charlotte Kemp - IMDb
Sean Kenney - IMDb
Brad Kesten - IMDb
Richard Kline - IMDb
Josie Lee
Richard LeParmentier - IMDb
Ryan Meade
Mark Metcalf - IMDb
Kevin Nash - IMDb
Julie Newmar - IMDb Sat-Sun only
Chanel Ryan - IMDb
Tom Savini - IMDb
John Schneider - IMDb
Scott Schwartz - IMDb
Felix Silla - IMDb
Kristy Swanson - IMDb
Cathy St. George - IMDb
Tom Sullivan - IMDb
Taimak - IMDb
Sandra Taylor - IMDb
Tiffany Taylor - IMDb
Larry Thomas - IMDb
Samantha Torres - IMDb
Virgil/Vincent Jones - IMDb
Garrett Wang - IMDb
Lana Wood - IMDb
H.M. Wynant - IMDb

Comics :

Dave Aikins
Shawn Amberger - site
Gemma Amendola-Keech
Roberto Armstrong - site
Art Baltazar - site
Jeremy Bastian
Gary Scott Beatty
Andy Bennett - site
Pam Bliss
Mike Bocianowski - site
Tim Bradstreet - site
Jay Brant - site
Mitchell Breitweiser - site
Frank Brunner - site
Bill Bryan - site
Alexander Buechel - site
Matt Busch - site
Michael Calandra - site
Terry Caldwell
Laura Cascos - site
Tommy Castillo - site
William Christensen
Justin Chung - site
Roy Clark
Ryan Claytor - site
Katie Cook - site
Terrell Culbert - site
Chris Dame - site
Charlyn Darling
Guy Davis
Diane Day - site
Tom DeFalco
Matthew Delight - site
Jim Demick
Evan Derian
Michael DiPascale
Dave Dorman - site
Mark C. Dudley
Paul Duffield - site
DVS - site
Michael Easton
Donald England - site
Louis Faba
Howard Feltman
Jay Fife - site
Gus Fink - site
G.W Fisher - site
Dan Fogel - site
Joe Foo
Gnora Ford-Lepthien - site
Robert Clare Forest - site
Sean Forney - site
Franchesco - site
Ron Frenz
Bruce Gerlach - site
Brian Germain - site
Devon Godfrey
Joe Graham
Jennifer Lynn Hachigian - site
Christina Hans - site
Russ Heath
Erik Hodson - site
Chris Houghton - site
Jason Howard - site
Terry Huddleston
Mike Indovina - site
C. Patrick Jackson - site
Jay Jacot
Scott James - site
Alex Johns
Denis Kitchen
K.J. Kolka - site
Robert A Kraus - site
Ken Krekeler
Ray Kukurka
Keven Leen - site
Leo Leibelman - site
Eric Lillieberg - site
Vince Locke - site
Dave Losso - site
Comfort Love - site
J.E. Lozano - site
Carl Lundgren
Eric Lynch
Phil Machi - site
Michael Marcus - site
Dwayne McDuffie - site
George Mcvey - site
Kevin E. Meinert
John Metych III
Tony Miello - site
Jacob Minor - site
Eric Mullarky - site
Todd Nauck
Dave Nestler - site
Eddy Newell - site
James O'Barr - site
Darrell O'Riley
Mike Okamoto - site
Dan Parent - site
Vincent Peeper - site
David Petersen - site
Brett Pinson - site
Andy Price - site
Brian Pulido - site
Bill Pulkovski - site
Chris Ringler - site
Ben Rodriguez - site
Jesse Rubenfeld - site
Christopher Sanchez
Alan Schell
Richard M. Schlaack
Robert Scott - site
Sean Shaw - site
Andrew Shirey - site
The Lau Sisters
Paul S. Sizer - site Sat-Sun only
Mark Sparacio - site
J. David Spurlock
Frank Stack
Kelli Stakenas - site
Diana Stein - site
Bill R. Stolpin - site
Dirk Strangely - site
Dylan Strzynski
Mark Texeira - site
Layne Toth - site
Billy Tucci - site
Susan VanCamp
Erika Wagner - site
Josh Warner - site
Ken Wheaton - site
Jeremy Wheeler - site
Adam Withers - site
Eric Wilmoth - site
Mike Wolfer
Scott Wygmans - site
Chris Yambar - site

Publishers & Organizations:

501st Legion

Alienated Productions

Anime Club Of Michigan w/ Terry Williams

Apocalypse Comics/Nomad Production

Avatar Press

Brian Rood Illustrations w/ Brian Rood

Chris Scalf Illustrations

Creative Alliance for Autism

DDRlady - Video Game Event rentals w/ Cindy Purola

Eagle One Media w/ Eric Reichert

Froggy's Photos

Flint Comix w/ Randy Zimmerman

Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers w/ Tom Sawyer & Micheal Cieslak

Mad Lab Films w/ Tara Moreno

New Baby Productions

No Fun Films w/ Pete Trudgeon

R2 Builders w/ Mark Schwarz

Runn AMC Productions, LLC

Sandtroopers Entertainment

Soundque/Michigan Live Events w/ Kelly Rinne

Star Trek : Osiris w/ Jay Miller

Temujin Studios w/ Scott Rosema and Suzy Rosema

Vanguard Press

Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In


Al Feldstein - We regret to inform that Al Feldstein will not be able to attend the Motor City Comic Con due to serous health issues.We all wish Al the best of luck and our thought and prayers go out to him and his family during this time of need.
Greg Horn - Greg's mother was in a serious car accident and he has to stay home and take care of her. Greg apologizes for cancelling and assures our fans of his return in 2010.
Don Rosa - Due to unforeseen circumstances Don can not attend this year's show but hopes to return next year.


Jim Cawley - Due to a professional engagement. We're still showing Star Trek Phase 2 - Blood & Fire.

Monique Dupree - Due to an acting engagement.

Dave Ellefson

Luke Goss - Due to professional commitment (replaced by John Alexander from Hellboy 2).

Candace Kita - Due to an acting job.

Kate Mulgrew - Received an acting job for May.

Kathy Najimy - Due to a professional commitment. She hopes to return next year.

Tony Todd - Due to personal engagement.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

1968 Dodge Charger gets a second chance on life

The adventures of Paul and
as we leave for Niagara - On - The - Lake, yes, in Ontario, near Niagara Falls. We left the house at 9:51 am, as I thought, well, it's only 4 hours away , tops.
So, we filled up at the Pilot in Tilbury, and hit the 401 East.
Stopping at the 401 service center in Woodstock ( same photo as the Toronto show in March, lol ). Had a fast bite at Wendy's, and hit the road again.
Almost to the QEW, well, a very short way to go....and of course ???

Ok, it looked like we were making good time, until the truck started to get a little wobble. A few minutes later,
!@#$%^&*...BANG...!@#$%^&* ....NO...not a, this really sucks I thought.Well, we pulled over, and drove 2 mph until we were able to get to a clearing where there was no guard rail. In front of us was a Dodge mini van, and GUESS WHAT ...they had a flat too.I walked up to them and helped get the spare tire off the bottom of the van, so Lance could help change their tire. I asked if I could get a ride to a tire shop, as WE DIDN'T HAVE A SPARE. Sure, no problem he said. I pulled the flat tire off the truck. Lance pulled out his "GPS", and he located a tire shop. The OK Tire store was closed. Hum, so, we drove for a few blocks, and found a tire shop that was open. I went in and asked about a used tire. Nope, the guy says, we don't sell used, just New. So, now I had to make sure I could put a new tire on the truck. I called the owner of the shop where I work, as it was the company truck. I got the ok, and we were on the road again. Well, after another, almost $170.00 on my credit card

Well, we finally arrived in Niagara - on - the - Lake, using Lance's "GPS", we didn't get too lost.
What a trip. I was getting tired, and the day was just starting for us. We pulled in the parking lot at the car's location. I asked Lance if he could see the car. He said, no.
As we got out of the truck and started to walk to the store ( that Rose Turner owns ), Rose came walking out with a slight smile, she said " You made it ". Rose introduced me to her husband Tom, ( very nice guy ).
They both pointed to where the car was sitting. So, I drove back to the area where it was.
The next few photos that you see here, is what I saw when I walked up.'s a 1968 Dodge Charger........2 flat tires, and no rear tires. Hum, the license plate on the back told the biggest story...the car was last plated in 1982. Man, How Cool is that. That's when The Dukes of Hazzard was still in it's prime. But this poor car was in very sad shape.
This 1968 Dodge Charger, is still a complete car, minus trunk floors, and other sheet
It still had it's original 1968 440 4bbl - 375 HP, 727 Automatic Transmission, 8 3/4 " Posi rear end. Inside, wow, bucket seats, floor shift car even had the console still. The dash was complete with a 150 speedo, tacometer, lots of great useable parts for the project that we are rebuilding. ( Another 1968 Dodge Charger )

Ok, noticed the windshield, and the grille, still in great condition. So, before we really got into doing anything, I pulled the windshield out. Yes, in one piece, no problems, if you have the right tools. I brought everything.

There were so many trees growing around the poor car, it took Lance and I a little while just to get close to the car.

Lance and I spent almost 2 hours just getting the car ready to load. We changed both front tires, after unsiezing the 2 front brake drums. Yea, the left one was the hardest one I have ever removed from any car.
Ok, now it was time for the front end loader. Man we were just so lucky that Tom owns one.
Tom made it look so easy. We hooked a very long chain to the car, wrapping it all the way around the car. The ends were attached to the rear end, and the leaf springs.
Up, up and way she went, I thought for sure the car was going to snap in half, but nope, I got lucky.

Right about now it started to pour cats & dogs, man did it rain hard.
Lance and I were soaking wet, right down to our socks, lol.

We ( Tom did the hard part ) had lots of fun pulling the car out of the hole where she sat for so many years. It took about an hour to get it out and loaded onto the trailer. We were almost done, the car was finally on the trailer.
The whole time will we were doing this it continued to just rain like crazy, and it started to really cool off. Lance said he was soaked, and it was getting colder out.
We drove the truck and trailer up to the house. I told Lance to sit for a minute, and I would talk to Rose, and Tom. Rose offered us to have some pizza, which was AWESOME. I went over to the truck to tell Lance what we were going to do, lol....LANCE FELL ASLEEP, in those few minutes, too funny. But it was still raining so hard, there was no way to stand there and strap the car down properly.
Tom, suggested we back the trailer into his big work shop. How cool was that. It took about an hour just to strap the car down, as I'm so picky. I have never lost a car yet that I was hauling and I didn't want to start now. We said our good byes, and we thanked Rose and Tom for their hospitality, and of course for Donating the Charger to us for the Museum.
The car was now tied down good enough to make the trip home. I think it was at least 10:00 PM by now. Lance had received a few calls from our friend Doug McQuillin ( he lives in Fort Erie - plus he owns the Mad Max Interceptor ), and we were heading his way to visit for a few.
When Doug walked out and seen the car, he was in total shock. Wow, look at that. But, he did say there was tons of good parts. Doug's wife Ann, stepped outside for a few minutes, and she was amazed at the car. They both asked me, How are you going to get it off the trailer ?

I wasn't sure yet, lol. We left Fort Erie around 12:30 ( after Midnight ), and headed down higway #3. At around 1:30 am, I was a little too tried. I stopped at a small motel in Dunnsville ( right off the water), and we crashed there for the night.

Looks mighty twisted...

Here are a few photos of the car on the trailer, at the motel.
Look at the motel NO WINDOWS !!!
The rear wall on the inside was ALL WINDOWS, as the water was about 35 feet off the back of the motel. Pretty cool first thing Sunday morning, ducks, geese, even a wood pecker could be heard.

That grille still looks great.

After driving down highway 3 for a while, we stopped at a resturant called Back 40, in Cayuga, Ontario. Breakfast was good, lots to eat, for under $20.00 for the 2 of us.

Here we stopped to look at an old Dodge pickup. Nope, I took photos, but this story is about the Charger. Just wanted to show how much the car was bending or twisting, while transporting it home, lol.......WOW !!!

OK, sorry, we did stop at Rob & Shelley Murphy's to pick up the Daisy Jeep, so it could be on display the Motor City Comic Con In May, with Catherine Bach. More on that later. Rob's dad even came over to look at the treasure on the trailer. He stated, it was a good find. Lance drove the Jeep from London to our home, in Ruscom Station.

Finally we made it home, and it's backed inside the building to be unloaded.

With help from Lance, Jeremy, and of course me, and Tonya watching. Cheryl was also out, helping.

It was a long process without a front end loader, check the photos to see how, she came off....with a little help of a floor jack, and some heavy duty 2"x12" boards.

Ok, Yes, sorry, I had to cut the rear tail light panel off, as it was in the way. Plus, in order to shut the rear door of the building, it HAD TO BE REMOVED.
As it was the rear leaf springs are touching the rear door of the building, when the door is completely closed.

Wow, it looks funny without the tail light

OK, see the chains, 1 was wrapped around the back side of the car, the rear end, leaf springs, and the 2 were attached to that 1. From there they were attached to the side of the car, then to each post. I was sure hoping the car would come off without snapping a pole. Man, how would I explain that one. Yea, the building fell down taking a car off a

Good photo of the chains, totally wrapped around the car.

The front still looks so MEAN !!!! Low, the frame was starting to get very weak.

Hey, look to the left side of the photo, it's Cooter's Tow Truck, 1977 Ford F250, still unrestored, but have most of the parts, lol....another story, when I get

She looks pretty strange sitting there.

Complete drivetrain still in her.

The 8 3/4" rear end it still complete too.

This photo shows the Charger is now resting peacefully on 6 steels Mopar rims, this keeps it off the ground. Over the next month or so, she will be dismantled very carefully. We need to save everything we can.

After 2 days of driving, loading, tieing it down, and unloading, the car is now resting peacefully inside The Canadian Dukes Museum. In a few weeks this 1968 Dodge Charger, will be donating itself to another project we are working on. The Monster 4 x 4 General Lee. I will post a complete story on this project this summer.

This photo shows the BIG 440 4 BBL.
Thanks for reading about another adventure of The Canadian Dukes.
If you see any mistakes, please email me at, thanks, Paul.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

NEWS FLASH : The Canadian Dukes Museum UP DATES for May 2009

NEWS FLASH : for MAY 2009 from The Canadian Dukes Museum,



Ok, I have been getting a few emails, and lots of questions regarding that 1968 Dodge Charger, 440 4BBL, 727 Transmission, 8 3/4" posi rear end, floor shift / console, bucket seats, 150 MPH Speedo, & Tacometer.

Yes, it was pretty much a complete car.

This week, I will be posting a complete story about the WHERE, WHY, HOW, & OF COURSE THE WHO WAS BEHIND ALL OF THIS HAPPENING.

I will just mention a few names, and where it started,

- Toronto, Ontario is where it started, at the show with John.
- after talking wth Rose Turner, about a car.........yes, '68 Charger.
- Special thanks to her Husband Tom, ( a story behind why / how, lol.. )
- also a Big thanks to my son " LANCE ", WOW, did he get soaked !!!

OK, this story will be posted by the end of the week, with photos and everything...


Just confirmed 2 Dukes of Hazzard Cast Members and even 1 Stuntman, will be at the event in Sept. 12 & 13, 2009.



less then 2 weeks away : check these 3 links out : , , ,

AND IF YOU ARE ON add me as a friend to get more up dates : , ,

plus join the group On Facebook as well, ,

thanks again for everyone's help

"keepin' the dream alive",

Paul Harrington