Gentlemen, start your Trans Ams!

If the movie “Smokey and the Bandit” has a special place in your heart—and particularly if you have a Pontiac Trans Am in your garage—you need to check out the Bandit Run, a road trip that celebrates the movie and the car that made it great.

Automobile Magazine went along on the first run in 2007, a sprint from Texarkana to Atlanta The Bandit Run is now in its fifth year, and the 2011 itinerary takes Bandit Runners from Lincoln, Nebraska (home to Trans Am restoration specialists and Bandit Run organizers Restore a Muscle Car) to Braselton, Georgia. The dates are April 9-15, and the event is open to “Smokey and the Bandit” enthusiasts no matter what car they drive.

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