Quick... what is the most famous car movie of all time? Bullitt? Vanishing point? Gone in 60 seconds? Nice guesses, but in terms of influence and sheer popularity, Smokey and the Bandit stands above them all. Today on GEARZ! Stacey takes a look at not only the cultural impact of Smokey and the Bandit, but also it?s most famous character - the black Trans Am. Then it's off for a test drive of Year One's new Burt Reynolds Bandit edition Trans Am to see if it lives up to the true supercar status of the original. Finally, Stacey takes a look, and shows you how to use, one of the most mysterious and versatile metal working tools out there - the English Wheel. So strap in and hold on, because we're east bound and down...
Year One Bandit Trans-Am [S2 Ep.1-1]
Quick... what is the most famous car movie of all time? Bullitt? Vanishing
point? Gone in 60 seconds? Nice guesses, but in terms of influence and
sheer popularity, Smokey and the Bandit stands above them all. Today on
GEARZ! Stacey takes a look at not only the cultural impact of Smokey and
the Bandit, but also it?s most famous character - the black Trans Am. Then
it's off for a test drive of Year One's new Burt Reynolds Bandit edition
Trans Am to see if it lives up to the true supercar status of the original.
Finally, Stacey takes a look, and shows you how to use, one of the most
mysterious and versatile metal working tools out there - the English Wheel.
So strap in and hold on, because we're east bound and down...
The Bushmaster (Part 2) [S1 Ep.15-3]
This week, Stacey rolls back Ted Nugent's big Bronco and begins to transfer
it into a beast called "THE BUSHMASTER." The purpose?..to show you what
kind of potential there is in building a '8O'S or '90'S Bronco or Blazer.
First, we walk you through how Stacey replaced the rusty, crusty body and
then showcase the paint work that was done by a bunch of students at VC
Tech. Finally airbrush artist Mickey Harris adds some "bite" to the body.
On top of that, the Nuge himself shows up to jam and laugh in the shop, and
we announce the winner of the Cornwell Tool Box! If you miss this show...
well...you missed it!!!
The Cherry Bomb '68 Camaro
Check out Cherry Bomb's '68 Camaro. This sucker has 800 hp
from is LSX 427 engine. And in true Cherry Bomb style, it disturbs the
peace everywhere it goes.
The Rat Roaster - Engine [S2 Ep. 2-2]
Today on GEARZ, the "Rat Roaster" returns and Stacey finally reveals the
kind of power plant that would have made this wild deuce roadster the
fastest car in the valley in 1968. And if dual carbs, a blower, and about
doesn't get you going, maybe the fact that he's stuffing a 5 speed manual
transmission behind it will! If you?ve ever wondered how to plan a project
out so it makes sense and then follow it through, this is the one to watch.
Then Stacey digs into the Parts Bin to take a look at some of coolest
products on the market to help you build your own special ride!
The Bandit Run 2007 - Trailer Video
This is the video that Travis Bell helped us create to show everyone at car
shows from within the Bandit Run Trailer of Bill Halsey's. Enjoy!
1980 ProTouring TA 640+HP - Restore a muscle Car, Overseas Project
One of the two 1980 ProTouring Trans Ams we are putting the finishing
touches on for a client overseas! Just a quick little video of the TA in
the shop parking lot! We will be posting a lot more video and pictures of
these cars over the next couple weeks! Full DSE suspension, minitub, Year
One Billet Snowflake wheels, custom Phoenix Graphix Decals, emblems, Big
Block motor pushing over 640HP with Super Street Figher turbo 400 Transmissions!
Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Am BAN3 at the DYNO
We did a complete tune on (Signed by Burt - Car #9) this BRE Trans Am. The
performed by Chad & Pat @ THE SHOP, in Lincoln, NE on a MustangDyno). This car has an LS7
engine, with upgraded cam, lifters, springs and rods, to get it to 625hp at
the crank, with similar torque. Unbelievable car to drive and feel the
power that it has. If you ever get a chance to go for a ride in one of
these cars or to purchase one, they are well worth the money and
investment. Keep i mind this is a one of a kind signed car designed by
Year One and Burt himself, and there will be only a limited production!
Burt Reynolds interview about The Bandit Run!
Published April 25, 2010
Reynolds talks about the upcoming Bandit Run, inspired by his 1977 movie
"Smokey and the Bandit." It will feature a caravan of Trans Am drivers who
will start out in Georgia then make a stop at the museum on May 19, in
Go to www.TheBanditRun.com for full details and to register!
1978 SUPER BANDIT Stage 2 Trans Am 500 hp 468 built by Southern Classic Trans Ams
Our 2nd Super Bandit Stage shown in this video was sold but our 3rd Super
Bandit has been completed. You can view our ebay ad by using item
#181351974295 or find us on Facebook at Bill Webb Southern Classic Trans
Ams. Our 3rd Super Bandit Stage 2 also has the hand built Dyno tuned 468 stroker with cold
air induction but with improvements such as a camshaft upgrade to a Comp
Cam .520/.540 roller, taller Ferrea valves to match the cam and the carb
modified to a 850 cfm Q Jet for increased hp/tq. A similar Butler built
engine has 500 hp and 550 tq on their engine Dyno. The front and rear bumper
covers are upgraded to the new fiberglass type. The paint is base/clear
with all of the decals under 3 coats of clear. Top coat of clear was wet
sanded and buffed for that glass smooth shine! Other standard items include
a rebuilt 4 speed Borg Warner ST10 manual trans, 3.42 posi rear, brake
system was converted to the factory 1979 type 4 wheel disc brakes with
upgraded drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic brake pads, Year One 17"
snowflake wheels, upgraded instrumentation which includes 8k tachometer and
160 speedometer, upgraded AC system and gold Y 88 T tops. The black and
gold SE look is present on the outside and inside. Bottom side of floors
cleaned and painted in red primer. All new brake/fuel lines and gas tank.
Check us out Facebook or view our ebay ad for more pictures. For more
details or to purchase our 3rd Super Bandit Stage 2, call me. Bill Webb -
Southern Classic Trans Ams 919-639-4702
1973 FireBird Year One Twin-Turbo LS7 " Brewster McQ"
A 1973 Pontiac FireBird that was at the Year One display during the
Chattanooga stop on Hot Rod Power Tour 2013....It's Year One so you know it
will be cool....Check it out!!...Make sure you follow me so that you don't
miss any of the other cool videos that I shot at this event!!
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Kevin King - Burt Reynolds Bandit Pontiac Trans Am
Year One president, Kevin King, talks about what sets the Burt Reynolds
Edition Firebird Trans Am apart from other muscle cars. This Smokey and
The Bandit style super car was build with Year One parts, bumper to bumper.
Visit YearOne.com today to make your muscle car dreams a reality with Year
GENERAL LEE VS THE BANDIT TRANS AM - BEST CAR CHASE EVER !!!
Here it is...Two of the most famous cars of all time in a an all out car
No matter which car is your favorite, everyone wins with this feature video
shot in the Arkansas countryside with A REAL GENERAL LEE.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!
Special thanks to Mark Osborne of Southern Coating & Nameplate, Inc. (
http://www.southerncoating.com/contact.html ) for letting us beat the crud
out of his cars and his wife for making us some of the best Southern fried
chicken we've ever had!
Look for this story on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Hot Rod
Magazine...buy two or three copies, seriously it's that good!
Video Shot and Edited by Jason Lewis (email@example.com)