The 61-year-old actor, who played Bo Duke during the series’ six-year run, first revealed the destruction of his Holden, Louisiana property on Facebook. One of those photos shows a replica of the General Lee car being crushed by a tree. Other parts of his estate were also heavily damaged by the storm.
The TV show, which ran from 1979 to 1985, was set in the Deep South of the United States. Tom Wopat played Luke Duke, Schneider’s brother, and Catherine Bach was their leggy niece Daisy Duke. The characters Bo and Luke were famous for chasing General Lee down dirt roads and flying over hills to escape the corrupt law enforcement officer Boss Hogg.
All the cars in the ratings gun were modified Dodge Chargers, based on a 1969 model. Schneider estimated that the cast of Dukes of Hazzard around 330 cars used for the series, adding: “And we destroyed most of it. This is a Ford Crown Victoria converted into General Lee,” Schneider told the British newspaper Daily Mail. He wrote on Facebook with the photo of the crashed car: “When something like this happens, you have two choices: cry or laugh. I choose to laugh. I am that car and it will certainly be restored.”