Burt Reynolds fans on Long Island will hold a memorial tribute to the “Smokey and the Bandit” star later this month. They’ve announced plans to stage a 100-car Trans Am parade during the Motor Mania Car Show on September 29th.
The cars will be replicas of the 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am made famous in Smokey and the Bandit. The Trans Am was one of the most iconic muscle cars of the decade. Drivers are even expected to wear costumes that pay tribute to the actor’s “Bandit” character. It’s billed as the largest Smokey and the Bandit tribute in the United States with thousands of fans expected.
Reynolds passed away on September 6, 2018, of cardiac arrest. He was 82. Reynolds starred in numerous popular films from the late 1970s and 80s including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Deliverance.”
New York’s largest car show will take place on September 28 and 29, and will welcome tens of thousands to Long Island for the event. Over two-thousand classic custom cars and hot rods, costing millions will line Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Boulevard, Westbury.
Burt Reynolds lived in New York in the 1960s.