Smokey & The Bandit Trans Am Drag Racing Barona Drag Strip 6-3-2012
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Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams, and Mike Henry. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II, and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.
There were also a series of 1994 television films (Bandit Goes Country, Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit, and Bandit's Silver Angel) from original director/writer Hal Needham loosely based on the earlier version, with actor Brian Bloom now playing Bandit. The three original films introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am. The film was the fourth highest-grossing film of 1977.
Rich Texas wheeler-dealer Big Enos Burdette and his son, Little Enos, are trying to find a truck driver willing to haul Coors beer to Georgia for their refreshment. At the time, Coors was only distributed in certain states west of the Mississippi River, and truck drivers who had taken the bet previously had been discovered and arrested by "Smokey" (truck driver and CB slang for highway patrolmen). At a local truck rodeo, the Texans locate legendary truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville and offer him US$80,000, the price of a new truck, to haul 400 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas to the "Southern Classic" in Georgia -- in 28 hours, driving a total of 1,800 mi (2,900 km) (This was an artistic liberty, as Texarkana, Texas, is located in a dry county and Coors was not legally sold there,and the trip is actually only 1260 miles.)
Bandit accepts the bet and recruits fellow truck driver Cledus "Snowman" Snow to drive the truck; Snow brings along his dog, a Basset Hound named "Fred", for company. After requesting an advance from the Burdettes for a "speedy car", Bandit purchases a black Pontiac Trans Am, which he will drive himself as a "blocker" car to deflect attention away from the truck and its cargo. The duo reach Texas ahead of schedule, load their truck with Coors, and immediately head back towards Georgia. Shortly thereafter, Bandit picks up professional dancer and apparent runaway bride Carrie, whom he nicknames "Frog" because (in her anxiety) she was "always hopping around". However, by picking up Carrie, Bandit becomes the target of Texas Sheriff Buford T. Justice, "a respectable law officer of over thirty years seniority", whose handsome yet very simple-minded son Junior was to have been Carrie's groom.
The remainder of the film is essentially one big high-speed chase, as Bandit and Frog attract continuous attention from local and state police throughout
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)
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Smokey and the Bandit
Smokey and the Bandit made Burt Reynolds an international movie star,
resurrected Jackie Gleason's career and doubled the sales of Pontiac's
Trans Am in two years, but here's seven things you probably didn't know
about the second-highest grossing movie of 1977.
General Lee vs Red Toranado!
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