The car made famous on the Dukes of Hazzard television show was smashed up at actor John Schneider’s studio when Major Hurricane Ida came barreling through Louisiana. One of the “General Lee” vehicles used in the television show was badly damaged; Schneider had it outside his John Schneider’s Studios in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Schneider said, “Well… When something like this happens you have two choices: Tears and laughter. I choose laughter.” The vehicle was a stunt car and Schneider said he’ll be able to fix it and the other damage that occurred on his property from the violent hurricane.
Schneider wasn’t in Louisiana during landfall; he’s been busy in Tennessee, helping flood victims there. Schneider and his wife Alicia are expected to take a look at the damage today but return to helping out with the recovery in Tennessee right away. The actor arranged for an 18-wheeler to collect emergency supplies at three locations in Tennessee; from there, he’s been distributing much-needed supplies to victims of the catastrophic floods that devastated Middle Tennessee nearly a week ago.
“If you’ve given any level of celebrity I believe you have an obligation to make sure that the mark you leave is not a stain. So, when need is upfront and center and you are made aware of it, you should act on it. You should do something,” said Schneider to reporters on his recovery effort in Tennessee.
Schneider is no stranger to flood damage. In 2016, he lost most of his possessions twice; first, in a 100 year flood in March, and again by a 1,000 year flood in August.
The actor says fans can visit his website at https://www.johnschneiderstudios.com/ to see how they can help his recovery efforts.