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November 22, 2003 6:42 AM   Subscribe

Cooter's Place is closing next weekend. I'm going as soon as my ride gets here...
posted by JoanArkham (20 comments total)

 
These days, isn't 'cooter' a euphemism for a lady's, you know, cooter, amongst the kids?

Oh dearie me, I don't know what to say.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:03 AM on November 22, 2003


Do you mind picking up the John Schneider record for me? Much appreciated.
posted by anathema at 7:12 AM on November 22, 2003


It looks like only half of it is closing. As far as I can tell, there's a second facility that will remain open:
A second “Cooter’s Place” opened in Gatlinburg, Tennessee last year. “We will continue that operation, and we’ll continue to tour with our band and to do personal appearances.

posted by majick at 7:27 AM on November 22, 2003


Since the doors on the General Lee were welded shut, what did they do when it rained? If you leave the windows up, you can't get out of the car. If you leave them down, the interior would get soaked. This haunts my waking hours.
posted by machaus at 7:31 AM on November 22, 2003


Welding the doors shut would not necessarily prevent the windows from rolling up. If you really want to know for sure I'll call my uncle, he owns a 68 Charger (actually, it might be a 67 1/2).
posted by anathema at 8:03 AM on November 22, 2003


Welding the doors shut would not necessarily prevent the windows from rolling up.

Yes, but how do you roll up the windows from the outside? Or, if you roll up the windows from the inside, how do you get out? The doors are welded shut.
posted by machaus at 8:07 AM on November 22, 2003


But, anathema, if you roll the windows down to get out of the car, you can, at best, roll them only partway up by reaching in from the outside.

Curse you, machaus. Now my brain is infected, too.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:07 AM on November 22, 2003


*brain explodes*

AGAIN
Damn you people.
posted by anathema at 8:23 AM on November 22, 2003


ok, so the doors were welded shut.

but, why?
posted by triv at 8:51 AM on November 22, 2003


Since the doors on the General Lee were welded shut, what did they do when it rained?
I always had the impression that they also removed the whole cartop mechanism...

The big question is: how many times did they have to replace the suspension on the Gen'ral Lee?
posted by wendell at 8:52 AM on November 22, 2003


Is this why political chaos is gripping Georgia? HAR!
posted by condour75 at 10:15 AM on November 22, 2003


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posted by quonsar at 10:23 AM on November 22, 2003


If it's raining you park under a shade tree or crash through a storefront. Possibly you could use a wagon as a ramp, jump off, then flip the car over onto its hood. I'm not sure how you'd get it back again though.
posted by Hildago at 10:29 AM on November 22, 2003


damn you machaus....damn you to hell! Now I'll have this brain infection too! You, you...virus spreader! ;)
posted by dejah420 at 10:33 AM on November 22, 2003


Since the doors on the General Lee were welded shut, what did they do when it rained?

the solution i've seen on several cars with permanently open windows is to duct tape plastic over the windows. my memory is getting a little shady, but i don't think it ever rained in hazzard county. we never saw the duke boys go "muddin" either.
posted by birdherder at 10:34 AM on November 22, 2003


C'MON, FLASH!
posted by Hankins at 10:40 AM on November 22, 2003


Report: the town of Sperryville was lovely. Cooter's was chock full of stuff, including toys, props and news clippings. We did not get to meet the man himself.

Of course, now it's killing me that we didn't ask about the windows...
posted by JoanArkham at 2:09 PM on November 22, 2003


Go back! Go back!

So I'm assuming it was somehow the mountain that got 'em? Because the law never will.
posted by arto at 2:37 PM on November 22, 2003


His return to Congress didn't work out, you know. [views]

Oh, by the way, there were as many as 300 General Lees used during production (most of them destroyed by the jumps, which were a) counterbalanced by a half-ton of material in the trunk, and b) did a number on the shocks). And not all the cars had their doors welded shut; in some episodes you can actually hear the doors slamming shut, though it's unclear at this point whether those are continuity errors or intentional. (Geocities links, don't bother.)
posted by dhartung at 2:45 AM on November 23, 2003


I've been to Cooter's many times.

You see, Cooter's is by the side of a mountain, and the road that goes up the mountain is nice and curvy. Consequently, lots of motorcyclists come here to have a little fun.

Instead of being saddened, however, I'm hopefull that someone else replaces Cooter's location and they won't charge ridiculous prices for fair quality/tasting food.

Witold
www.witold.org
posted by Witold at 10:29 PM on November 24, 2003


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