Smokey and the Bandit

Some might consider Smokey and The Bandit to be a car movie but for me it falls solidly into the trucking genre thanks to Jerry Red and his Kenworth W900A. After all, there would be no hope in getting any significant amount of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in the back of a TransAm! This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film and to celebrate TCM is bringing the Bandit back to the silver screen. If you’re lucky you might be able to see the second highest grossing film of 1977, second only to Star Wars, at a theater near year. Click here for more details.

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One Response to Smokey and the Bandit

  1. Bill Carey says:

    If you watch closely you will see they used two different trucks. In the seen when they are parked by the pond, one shot shows the a model with tube type Budd front wheels and bias ply tires, and it has oil bath air cleaners. In the next shot it has tubeless front wheels and Vortex type air cleaners.

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