Fans of The Dukes of Hazzard travelled from as far afield as Australia to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic TV show's first season.

Hundreds of people showed up in Bristol, Tennessee, on Saturday (31JUL04) for the two-day DUKESFEST 2004, honouring the critically-panned but popular show, which ran from 1979 to 1985.

Catherine Bach, who played DAISY DUKE in the show, was on hand to sign posters, T-shirts and other Dukes paraphernalia - as well as pose for pictures - for fans who lined up for two hours.

Bach says, "We love our fans as much as they love us."

Besides Bach, other stars of the show on hand were Ben Jones, JAMES BEST, RICK HURST and SONNY STROYER. John Schneider and Tom Wopat, who played BO and LUKE DUKE, were not able to attend because they were performing elsewhere.

02/08/2004 09:41