Burt Reynolds followers and automobile lovers alike paid their respects to the late ‘”Smokey and the Bandit” star … by rolling up within the basic trip he made well-known.
Thousands of individuals attended Long Island’s Motor Mania automobile present Saturday at Eisenhower Park, which featured a ceremonial parade of 100 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams to honor Reynolds and his iconic 1977 movie. It’s known as the “100-Trans Am Salute.”
Several of the drivers additionally paid homage to Burt by going all out and dressing just like the Bandit … and rocking a stache. It’s most likely time to retire the Rebel flag license plates although.
The memorial was organized by the automobile present’s host, Butch Yamali.
As we reported … Burt’s private automobile assortment hit the public sale block on the Mandalay Bay Saturday, together with a 1978 recreation of the enduring Pontiac in “Smokey and the Bandit.”
Reynolds died of a coronary heart assault at age 82 on Sept. 6 in Florida, however as this automobile present demonstrates … his reminiscence’s revving on.