Anniversary tribute marathon “Smokey and the Bandit” ends today

May 28, 20220

«Smokey and the Bandit» is considered a classic for everyone who found his calling in the trucking industry.

The yee-haw story is about two cheerful smugglers trying to smuggle 400 cases of Coors beer from Texas to Georgia.

The fact is that in the 70s Coors was not available for the eastern region of the United States. As we know, everything forbidden is a curiosity.

The film was a resounding success and a whole trilogy was shot about the adventures of Smokey and the Bandit. In the next decade after the premiere, every second young man dreamed of becoming a trucker!

In 2022, the iconic film turns 45 years old. Themed events have been dedicated to him before, but the anniversary Bandit Run is bound to be special: on May 21, several hundred Trans Ams and other vehicles set off from Texarkana to Atlanta, Georgia, to repeat the famous beer smuggling.

The tribute marathon lasted until May 28, and its scale can be seen on the footage below.


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