Sunday, August 30, 2009

HAIR DARE '09 CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET & CUT A THON FOR CANCER

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HAIR DARE '09 IS IN SUPPORT OF :
The CanadianDukes.com Student Surviving Cancer Scholarship Fund

You can donate money right to the fund, it's easy, it's on line, and if you donate over $20.00, you can even get a receipt.

Thanks for your help

https://www.stclaircollege.ca/foundation/onlinepledgeform.html


http://www.stclaircollege.ca/foundation/ScholarshipList.pdf

hope to see everyone this year,

sincerely,

Paul Harrington


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hazzard royalty hits Niagara; traveling exhibit at Seaway Mall

Just two good old boys, never meanin’ no harm.
If you recognize the lyrics to this Waylon Jennings song,
then you might be interested in what is cruising down the QEW heading for Seaway Mall in August.
Paul Harrington, who owns Canada’s only Dukes of Hazzard Museum will be making his way to
Seaway Mall on Friday, August 21st to showcase some rare props and other memorabilia from the famous show.
Also on the guest list is a replica of the famous blazing
69’ orange Dodge Charger General Lee,
arguably one of the most recognized
and
famous cars in television history.
Fans of all ages will have an opportunity to get their picture taken alongside the General Lee.
“We travel to more than 20 North American car shows a year,
but this will be our first time to Niagara,” said Harrington.
Fans will get a chance to step inside Canada’s only traveling Dukes Museum and see first-hand rare original television props from the show, collector’s items including "Dukes" model kits, watches, autographed photos, action figures and other memorabilia.
Dukes’ collectibles will also be for sale.
Harrington says he became a fan of the show as a teenager, and his passion for the ‘Dukes’ went into sixth gear from there.
He estimates he spends about $15,000 a year on "Dukes" memorabilia. “If they made it, I own it. It’s worth every penny,” added Harrington.
Alongside the museum and the General Lee will be a replica of a Hazzard County Sheriff’s car as well as a Sheriff’s boat.
The Canadian Dukes Museum will be on display at the Mall’s Centre Court for one day only, Friday, August 21st from 11am to 8pm.
This coincides with the Mall’s weekly cruise night.
For more information, please visit www.seawaymall.com

Special Thanks to Christopher Dabrowski


This photo was taken by Bruce Saalmans


To confirm this story below go to : http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news/article/274023




While John Schneider concedes he doesn’t remember much about his high school lessons, he remembers well the lessons taught him by the teachers who believed in him.“In many ways, how you are perceived in high school goes a long way towards who you become,” said Schneider.





Although still in his teens when he landed the role of Bo Duke on the 1980s TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, Schneider’s life on stage began years earlier when he landed the lead in a high school performance of Fiddler on the Roof as a ninth grade student, a stranger in a new high school.





He credits his teachers and other adults in his life for having taken him seriously as he decided to pursue a career in acting.“I’m a big fan of teachers, they wield a lot of influence, and whether you’re elated or devastated, the influence can’t be denied,” he said. “When you have teachers saying ‘you know what? I believe you are going to do that’ it has impact.”While the faith of those around him played a supporting role, an abundance of tenacity, drive and talent didn’t hurt.





Although The Dukes of Hazzard ended its run some two decades ago, there’s been no shortage of roles in the ensuing years for Schneider. Alongside his acting career, Schneider performed as a country music singer in the 1980s, releasing nine studio albums and a greatest hits package, as well as eighteen singles. Schneider can be seen on several episodes of the FX Network show Nip/Tuck as Ram Peters, the CEO of a company. Also, from February to March 2008, he performed as Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago on Broadway.





Schneider is also known to TV audiences as Jonathan Kent, the adoptive father of Clark Kent on the hit show Smallville. And as of November 6, Schneider is set to play the lead in the new Australian action film,The Ninja. “I was a movie-goer as a kid, I’d go down, get some popcorn and take in a double feature, but I knew from an early age, I wanted to be the one up on the screen not the one sitting up front eating the popcorn. I never considered doing anything else,” said Schneider. “Acting is not what I do, it’s what I am.”





He credits his experience on the stage to the connection – and obligation – he feels to the audience.“I think theatre did that for me. I can see the people in the front row and they need to be happy with what they are seeing, I make movies for them, they are in a way my employers,”said Schneider. “And the reason I have been working all these years is tenacity.”And that is a philosophy he shares with his children: Leah, 24, Chasen, 17 and Karis, 15.“I have always told them, never engage, on a daily basis, in doing something you don’t like. And beware of defeated, expert adults, just because they didn’t acheive their goals doesn’t mean that you won’t.“





Although it sounds silly, hard work is hard work. You’re not going to get good at something just because you want to be good at it. You have to be willing to work for what you want, not just sit around and wait for it to happen.”Schneider will celebrate his 50th birthday next April.“I feel the same way I did in 1976, 1978. For some people who don’t have goals, or they’re told ‘your dream is too big, settle for something else’, well they are defeated in whatever they do for the rest of their lives.“I can’t imagine not getting up every morning and rubbing my hands together and saying ‘today’s the day’ in anticipation of what the new day offers. That way even if you don’t get there that day, there is passion in your step, you’ve enjoyed the journey.”





While it is likely he is best known for his role as Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard, it is a time he remembers fondly.“I’m a car guy. I grew up around cars, my dad was in the auto upholstery business,” he explained. “Car people are good family people, they have a different set of values.”And he recognizes it is largely that crowd who are still drawn to the 80’s TV show.





“I’ll be at a car show and a dad will see a Dodge Charger and he’ll say ‘see that son? That was from a show I watched when I was a kid’.”


Paul Harrington, who owns Canada’s only Dukes of Hazzard Museum will be making his way to Seaway Mall, on Niagara Street in Welland, on Friday, Aug. 21 to showcase some rare props and other memorabilia from the show.




Although Schneider can’t make it to the show, he is well aware of its draw.


“Paul is just a great guy and it’s guys like him that keep the Dukes of Hazzard alive,” said Schneider.





“He is always adding to the collection.


Sometimes I see something he has picked up for the museum and I wonder ‘where in the world did he find that’.”


Fans will get a chance to step inside Canada’s only traveling Dukes Museum and see first-hand rare original television props from the show and collector’s items.


Dukes’ collectibles will also be for sale.




The museum will be on display at the Mall’s Centre Court for one day only, Friday, Aug. 21 from 11a.m. to 8 p.m.


This photo was alos taken by Bruce Saalmans


Check out their web site : http://www.seawaymall.com/

August 21 2009 - August 21 2009

Canada's ONLY Dukes of Hazzard MuseumPump the brakes and check out Canada's ONLY Dukes of Hazzard Museum
at
Seaway Mall for ONE DAY ONLY!
Friday August 21st from 11AM - 8PM in Centre Court,
get your photo taken with the General Lee!
Check out the patrol car and museum on wheels
full of memorabilia
and
collector's items for sale!

HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE !!!!






NEW SPONSOR FOR 2009

WOW, CHECK THIS OUT........
A NEW SPONSOR FOR 2009 !!!!!!
Todd & Tina Kumpess
ARE THE OWNERS OF
"TTK TIRE SERVICE"
IN CHATHAM ONTARIO.
They even have 24 Hour Road Service,
Todd's brother "Jason" is the Service Tech.
IT'S ONLY 25 MINUTES FROM OUR HOME IN RUSCOM STATION.
HERE IS THE NEW ADDED DECAL TO THE CANADIAN DUKES MUSEUM TRAILER.



LOOK AT THE THOSE NEW TIRES & RIMS !!!!!
AWESOME !!!!!!New center caps been ordered too.....

AND OF COURSE THE BUSINESS CARD,
WITH ALL THE DETAILS !!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HAIR DARE '09 Car Show, Swap Meet, & Cut A Thon for CANCER

HAIR DARE DUKES WEEKEND 2009,


A dream that started back in July 2003, has slowly turned into a weekend of fun for thousands of fans from 14 different U.S. States, 2 Canadian Provinces, even New Zealand. ( Fans in attendance from years past )

This year the name was shortened down to " HAIR DARE '09 ", in then hopes to draw in more Show Cars, and Fans from the local areas.

The CanadianDukes.com Student Surviving Cancer Scholarship Fund is finally on St.Calir College Foundation's Web Site.

Please donate if you can't make it out this year, even $20.00 helps.

https://www.stclaircollege.ca/foundation/onlinepledgeform.html

http://www.stclaircollege.ca/foundation/ScholarshipList.pdf

PARADE OF ALL CARS
September 12, 2009

Meet at Comfort Inn 9:00 am.

Depart 10:00 am Sharp.

Leamington, Ontario, Canada.

CAR SHOW, SWAP MEET & CUT A THON

September 13, 2009

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Comber Fairgrounds,

Comber, Ontario, Canada.









This could/might be the last event that Cheryl and I will be hosting as there has been a decline in support.




Last year we went in the hole big time, and we are still paying for the 2008 event.




We have t shirts left over from last year, and they are signed by all 3 cast members that appeared at HAIR DARE '08. These have to be sold, the cost will be the same, even though they are autographed and are worth more signed.




We haven't decided if we will do shirts this year or not. If we do, there will be a limited amount. The years past I had to many made, and I cannot afford to do this again.




The expenses to promote, host and actually pit this event on is more then Cheryl and I can really afford to do, even though we have a few sponsors that help, there are more expenses that are not covered.




So, if attendance is not at a min to cover costs, and if there are not at least a certain amount of vehicles, THIS WILL BE THE LAST YEAR.




WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2009,
FROM 8:00AM TO 7:00PM.
Even if you can help for 1/2 day, that would really help us a lot.




Without the support from everyone, this WILL BE THE LAST YEAR WE DO THIS.




HAIR DARE '09 is lots of work, and we need help with parking cars, admission gate, security, face painting, dunk tank, just volunteers to help in various areas during the day.




Here is a list of what you could be doing, PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP :




1) Directing where Cars to Park,


2) Directing Where Show Cars to Park,


3) Helping with Admission Gate,


4) Face Painting,


5) Dunk Tank,


6) Assisting with the Canadian Dukes Musuem display trailer,


7) Just helping with anything....


call 1-519-975-0056 to Volunteer.

I really appreciate all the support from everyone.

sincerely,
Paul & Cheryl Harrington








Monday, August 03, 2009

LIGHTNING FEST '09


Don’t forget to make your plans for Lightning Fest 2009,
which is being held August 7 & 8 in Dyersville, IA.
Sign up for the FREE events that run all weekend.Take a look at the Fest page for updated information on events, including the Wiffle Ball game being sponsored by Wiffle Ball, Inc.--each player will receive an exclusive car!
We’ve also lined up Paul Harrington’s "Travelling Dukes Museum".
Read more about all the attractions and events, and make your travel plans today!


http://www.collector.johnnylightning.com/lightningfest.asp

Travelling Dukes Museum (Saturday 12-5pm)

Paul Harrington from Ruscom Station, Ontario, Canada has been a Dukes fan since 1979. In 2006 he starred in a TV Show called “FANatical”, where he was pegged as “Canada's Biggest Dukes of Hazzard Fan”. He was also an extra in the remake of the Dukes of Hazzard TV show in 2005.

Now, he hosts a large car show, the Travelling Canadian Dukes Museum, in support of cancer which features the General Lee, dozens of real props from the TV show, and a 2005 remake of the Dukes. Check out his website at
www.CanadianDukes.com

Inside the museum, fans of all ages will see Waylon Jennings’s worn denim vest, Jerry Rushing's worn overalls, donated right from Jerry—and of course a pair of Catherine Bach's Daisy Dukes shorts.

Plus, see the Wall of Fame, where some of the most famous TV and movie stars have left their mark. Stars from “The Dukes of Hazzard”, “Leave it to Beaver”, “Grizzly Adams”, “Happy Days”, “Three’s Company”, “Star Trek”, “The A-Team”, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”, “The Monkees”, “CHiPs”, “Married with Children”, “Mad Max”, “Star Wars”, “Tango & Cash”, “Superman”, “Batman”, “Friday the 13th”, :Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, and so many more!
So come out and see The Travelling Canadian Dukes Museum on Saturday!