Nice write-up over at Diecast Motorsports about the Dixie Challenger. Been 35 years since it was released, apparently there's an anniversary release that's all chrome.
The Dixie Challenger has a pretty special place in my heart (despite any controversy) because it was one of the cars that came with what was quite possibly the first Hot Wheels set I got as a kid. And at the time I was also dining daily on Dukes of Hazzard so it was an intersection between two things I loved at the time. The Duke Boys might not hold up so well anymore, but the cars certainly do.
One of the first customs I made when I got back into Hot Wheels was remaking the Dixie Challenger. I bought some repro decals and slapped them on a 2008-ish release of the Challenger. Not bad for a first time trying to "nicely" paint a Hot Wheels. A little orange goes a long way.