A lot of people in my part of the woods, say it was fun to grow up in the 70’s and early 80’s. Maybe because life and expectations were simpler then: thus most were so easily pleased. At that time, pleasures can be derived out of simpler consumer goods and visual entertainment. Back then, the television was tops in home leisure. I guess by now it would be the PC/laptop/netbook/ipad or whatever one would call it; with Facebook, YouTube…and blogging constituting the shift to infotainment. But then again, that would be another story…. so back to the simpler days!
For most of us (youngster then) gear-heads, the TV was a source too of simplistic enjoyment of car-related shows. Of this genre, the Dukes of Hazzard was king of the hill! A fantastic mix of hot cars, palatable stars and car stunts made it an epic hit. Never mind that there was nary a ‘thick’ plot. With “General Lee”, Daisy, and a huge dose of wild driving week after week in it, were more than enough good reasons to waste away part of my youth in televiewing. My patronage was sealed forever!