“Smokey and the Bandit” left a lasting mark on automotive car culture and the iconic run from Texarkana to Atlanta lives on thanks to one particular group.
Information on “The Bandit Run” slid across our desks here and we felt obligated to spread awareness for this pretty incredible event. The Bandit Run was first initiated to honor the 30th anniversary of “Smokey and the Bandit” in 2007, but its success has propelled it to an annual event for the past 10 years.
The event has one mission: take classic cars out of the garage and log miles on the odometer. In the process, maybe drivers will meet new people and indulge in new experiences along the way.
This year, the run will begin on June 17 and end on June 24. In the process, the week-long road trip will include tours, various car shows, awards and even a parade for participants. Registration is still open and it only costs $100 per driver, and $80 per passenger.
If you’ve got a week to burn in June, this should certainly be on your to-do list.