Syracuse Nationals bring Dukes of Hazzard stars this summer

John Schneider

The Syracuse Nationals car show is coming back to the New York State Fairgrounds.

This year, the 13th annual event will draw two celebrities from the popular television show Dukes Of Hazzard.

John Schneider, who played Bo Duke, and Catherine Bach, who played Daisy Duke will appear. Both actors were the stars of The Dukes of Hazzard, one of the all-time smash hit TV programs of the 70s and 80s.

More recently, Schneider appeared in the TV series Smallville and played the father in the 2012 film October Baby. Bach currently appears in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Anita Lawson.

The stars will meet fans and sign autographs in the Americraft Center of Progress Building during all three days of the event.

The event kicks off Friday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 22.

The three-day automotive extravaganza has become a tradition for thousands of classic car and truck owners and their families from all over the country.

Last summer, the Syracuse Nationals was the largest event of its kind on the East Coast, drawing more than 7,600 registered vehicles from more than 30 states and five Canadian provinces, and more than 86,000 attendees.

New this year is "American Muscle Sunday," where owners with vehicles newer than 1980 will be allowed to display their specialty cars or trucks at the Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 22.

Only specialty American-made performance vehicles newer than 1980 will be allowed to register.