The film Smokey and the Bandit is a classic film that is loved by automotive enthusiasts all over the world. So much so that the Atlanta Motor Speedway held an awesome event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film known as the 2017 Bandit Run! Interestingly, the entire movie was filmed only 20 minutes away in Jonesboro, GA making the event all the more fun and amazing for dedicated fans of the film.
Although we only get a look at the actual Bandit run event there were several activities unfolding all throughout the month of June in celebration of the film. In fact, there was a massive Trans Am run that occurred before the event where several replica Trans Am’s went for a drive around the area where the film was set. Burt Reynolds and the gang even made an appearance to add a cherry onto the epic and fun filled week!
In this video we get to watch a wild recreation of the Smokey and the Bandit Stunt and it is sure to get you pumped. It ended in a pretty brutal crash, but no one was hurt and it made for all the more insanity at the event! To check it out click the video below!