Rosco P. Coltrane...
Well, towards the end of 2007, The Beast (our special VW
tow vehicle) was finished and we just had to add some
new action to the show, so who else but Sheriff Rosco P.
Coltrane from the Dukes of Hazzard to protect Herbie,
Bo, Daisy and Duke... Rosco is a brown bear who is fully
self-contained (wireless) and remote controlled from
inside The Beast. Not only can he see in color and hear
very low volume sounds from the audience, but he also
talks, waves, moves his head both up/down and sideways,
and rides a specially built Segway which goes forward,
reverse and turns 180 degrees on either wheel.
Rosco became an instant hit and was very popular with
young and old alike and went on to even make a
quest TV appearance but he finally had to be retired due
to radio interference issues that came about with
changes in the bands being used. We keep on
talking about updating his electronics but have just not
had the opportunity. Here's a little peak at his