Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile brand following fellow GM marque Buick and is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Depending on how one chooses to measure, Cadillac is arguably older than Buick.
Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland who named the company after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe sieur de Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit.
Harley Earl began reshaping Cadillac and other GM cars with designs inspired originally Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane. He then went on to incorporate space rocket themes for the 1950s and 1960s era GM vehicles.
The General Lee is the Dodge Charger driven by cousins Bo and Luke Duke in the television series "The Dukes of Hazzard."
The car's name is a reference to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and it bears a Confederate naval jack on its roof and has a horn which plays the melody from the first line of the song "Dixie.”
The idea for the General Lee was developed from the bootlegger Jerry Rushing's car, which was named for Lee's favorite horse, Traveller. Traveller was also the name of the car in "Moonrunners," the 1975 movie precursor to "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series.
You just never know when you'll bump into a piece of automotive history; in this case, a classic 1950s-era Cadillac sedan and a 1970s-era Dodge Charger muscle car replica of the famous "General Lee" from the Dukes of Hazard TV show.
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