General Lee Drawing

Shawn's done it again. Over at Branded in the 80's, his recent post featuring the MPC General Lee model has immediately conjured up some memories.

Several months ago, I came across a box filled with old school papers and artwork from my childhood. Among the piles of papers was a really crappy drawing of the General Lee.


I was probably in first or second grade when I made this drawing -- not necessarily old enough to draw a detailed picture but old enough to know what a car looks like (especially the General Lee). So why was this drawing so bad? It took me a minute, but I quickly recalled...

My brother had the MPC General Lee model and being the the Dukes freaks we were, the box didn't get thrown away. While our original box is long gone, this is what it looked like...


Superimposing my sweet drawing over the top of this box, you can clearly see what my intentions were...


The lighting in the room must have been bad since I apparently abandoned my tracing effort and tried to finish this sketch on my own. That explains why my General Lee drawing looks more like the product of a massive car accident rather than a lake-jumping television icon.

3 comments:

Sweetie Guy Hutchinson said...

Hysterical!
I never had the patience to assemble a model car. I owned a few over the years (heck I still have a Back to the Future Delorean model in the box) but I don't think I ever got further than looking at the pieces and getting really discouraged.
Same thing happened with puzzles... only it took a little longer to get discouraged.

john said...

that picture you posted of the general lee box is the one i photographed with my computer.

TL said...

John -- Please post a link to where your picture is found. I typically do so to give credit where it is due but obviously neglected to do so here in my excitement over figuring out why my drawing was so bad!