Bandit run kicks off Saturday

2011-04-06T12:30:00Z 2015-04-08T16:56:48Z Bandit run kicks off SaturdayBy the Lincoln Journal Star
April 06, 2011 12:30 pm  • 

Bandit Run 2011 will kick off its five-day, 1,100-mile journey Saturday and Sunday in Lincoln.

The run started in 2007 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film "Smokey and the Bandit" and re-enacted the route driven in the movie from Texarkana, Texas, to Atlanta. Subsequent runs have followed different routes.

The annual traveling car show is open to everyone, including those who do not drive Pontiacs, gearheads, Trans Am enthusiasts, "Smokey and the Bandit" fans, to embrace an Americana-flavored event.

This year's run will include a caravan of 125 muscle cars, including many classic Trans Ams and a replica trailer like the one driven by Jerry Reed in the movie.

It kicks off with an open house at Restore a Muscle Car, 11850 N. 56th St., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and a Show and Shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Husker Auto Group, 6833 Telluride Drive.

The caravan leaves Lincoln on Monday and will end its run in Braselton, Ga.

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