Hundreds of Burt Reynolds look-alikes will flood the streets of Long Island this month for a automobile present honoring the late actor … and one of the best impersonator wins an enormous ass trophy!!!
We’re advised Burt was invited to the Motor Mania Long Island Auto Expo, however he couldn’t journey due to his well being. After the actor handed away Thursday of a coronary heart assault, the auto present organizers determined they’ll honor Burt with a theme and costume contest.
Butch Yamali, the proprietor of the expo, tells us he noticed Burt in May at a Florida public sale for the Trans Am from Burt’s private assortment, and that’s when he prolonged the invite. Burt initially mentioned sure.
Now, the automobile present has its first ever theme and costume contest in honor of Burt.
Cowboy hats, mustaches, purple shirts and Trans Ams will likely be out in full drive as occasion organizers seek for one of the best Reynolds impersonator from his position in “Smokey and the Bandit.”
There’s one other trophy for the automobile that’s closest to the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from the movie.
We’re advised the automobile present is reaching out to Burt’s household and dwelling ‘Bandit’ castmembers for private invitations.
The annual present, which often attracts 10k-15ok individuals, is about for September 29-30.