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Offline Z1

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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2007, 12:28:04 AM »
Here is the route info.....I was starting to worry ;D

http://www.motortopia.com/groups/news_view/id/210/item/290/i/the_route

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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2007, 12:30:53 AM »
thanks z1 i was beginning to worry myself...
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2007, 11:33:50 AM »
Dang it, I wished my car would have been finished in time for this.  I would have loved to make the trip.
Do you think they will do it again in the future?
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #63 on: March 12, 2007, 12:37:58 PM »
I think the whole point of this is the fact that this year marks the 30'th anniversary. I doubt it will make an appearence next year.
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2007, 12:44:31 AM »
now just need bretts directions for the convoy down ??? hint hint hint
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2007, 12:46:33 AM »
Dang it, I wished my car would have been finished in time for this.  I would have loved to make the trip.
Do you think they will do it again in the future?

Man, me too.  maybe someday if they do it again.
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2007, 12:54:22 PM »
Title: The Bandit Run Retraces the "Smokey and the Bandit" Route to Commemorate the Film's 30th Anniversary in 2007

Trans Ams and F-Bodies of all years are gathering to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the movie "Smokey and the Bandit." Restore a Muscle Car LLC (www.RestoreaMuscleCar.com), Motortopia (www.Motortopia.com) and 78ta.com are organizing a cruise to retrace the route driven by Bandit and Snowman. The Bandit Run will start in Texarkana, Texas (tentatively May 15th, 2007) and continue through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The final destination will be Atlanta, Georgia and the YearOne Experience event which takes place May 18-20, 2007.

Hot Rod TV, TLC, Dream Car Garage, and V8TV, along with many magazine editors are scheduled to cover the YearOne Experience in Atlanta, GA, along with the unveiling of the new YearOne Edition Bandit Trans Am. Once at the YearOne Experience, Bandit Run participants will be treated to a special welcome reception and ticket discounts. Plus, participants will be allowed to take a ceremonial lap around the scenic 2.54-mile Road Atlanta Grand Prix course.

As an added surprise, the folks at YearOne will be working in conjunction with the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds, to build a new resto-mod series of 1977 Bandit Style Trans Ams. YearOne is also working on getting Burt as a special guest at the YearOne Experience. (For more information on all the events at the YearOne experience, visit www.YearOne.com.)

All Trans Ams and F-Bodies are welcome to participate in this fun and historic adventure. Please let us know if you have a black 76-81 Trans Am and/or Special Edition. All other makes are also welcome.

Fans and participants can visit www.TheBanditRun.com for the latest news and developments.
Brett Campbell
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2007, 04:04:26 PM »
yes but wheres the info for the ohio/georgia convoy ?????
Eroc
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2007, 05:03:22 PM »
Coming this weekend.......
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2007, 08:28:41 PM »
Coming this weekend.......

a week later and still no route...
Eroc
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #70 on: April 10, 2007, 06:38:34 AM »
I got an email from Texas Trans Am's last night related to the Bandit Run. 

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  Texas Trans Am Service & Restoration Newsletter
    "Specializing in Service and Restoration of
        Second Generation Pontiac Firebirds"
            + + www.TexasTransAms.com + +
            + + www.TexasTAMuffler.com + +
“Trying to keep our rotating mass up to speed since 1991”
   + + Proud Sponsor of www.PontiacChick.com + +
+ + The Official Muffler of The Bandit Run 2007 + +
             Special Report - April 2007


Texas TA Mufflers named official sponsor of The Bandit Run 2007.

http://www.thebanditrun.com/

About a year ago we got to thinking that 2007 would be the 30th anniversary
of the Smokey and the Bandit movie, and that we should do something to
commemorate it.  So we planned to have a Diablo Sandwich cook-off and
Tater-Tot toss out at the old Texas Trans Am Service and Restoration shop.

However, we met up with some friends and enthusiasts at the Dallas Autorama
who had the crazy idea of gathering as many Bandit and non Bandit Trans Ams
as they could, meet in Texarkana TX on the 15th of May and convoy to Atlanta
GA.

We decided that their idea was better and signed on as the official Muffler
of the Bandit Run.  Besides, anybody restoring a unibody is going to need a
low profile muffler.

So, please log on the Bandit Run site, won’t you.  Sign up for the discussion
and tell 'em TexasTAMufflers.com and TexasTransAms.com sent you.  (It 'll
make us look good.)  If you can make the trip, we look forward to seeing you!
And if you'r running our mufflers, we look forward to hearing you!

While you are still on-line check out the latest resto-mod at Texas Trans Am
Service and Restoration.  It's Melanie's 1981 Turbo Trans Am.  But it's not a
301 anymore... Under hood modifications begin with a four core Rodney Red
racing radiator.  The heartbeat of this car is a 383 C.I.D. small block
engine with 18 degree aluminum NASCAR racing heads, ceramic coated Headman
headers, aluminum March pulley system.  Solid engine mounts dropped the
height of the engine a little over 1 inch, increasing the hood clearance and
lowering the car's center of gravity.  Another 2 inches were cut from the top
of the 18 degree Edelbrock Victor intake manifold to make clearance for the
carburetor and air cleaner under the stock hood.

http://www.texastransams.com/restoration/81bla383ta_m01.htm

This is a video with sound of a 700+ horsepower 383 CID "Cup Car" engine on
Texas TA Mufflers.  The exhaust includes long tube headers, full length 3
inch pipes and X-pipe through 3 inch dual chamber Texas TA Mufflers.  Wait
until your boss is at lunch, because you are going to want to turn this one
up.


5838998304257093237&q=texas+ta+muffler&hl=en

And finally a special thanks to Reveille, for her brief but outstanding
service on the order desk here at the shop.



Thanks for reading!

Your friends at Texas Trans Ams
817-563-2121
david@texastransams.com
transams@flash.net
webmechanic@texastransams.com



tom
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Restoration: 2001 - 2004
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #71 on: April 10, 2007, 11:50:40 AM »
Wow, I thought this had fallen apart and was to be no more. Well, who ever is going. Have a good time and post pics as soon as you can.
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2007, 09:38:08 PM »
If Burt doesnt show that would be a huge let down for this celebration.  8)

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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2007, 08:02:51 AM »
Burt won't be there, good chance the car won't be either. I'm sure some where, at some time this year Burt will appear to celebrate the 30th anniversary of that movie.  There's still 8 months left in this year for him to do something. 
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Re: Bandit Run May 18th - 20th, 2007
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2007, 02:20:28 PM »
Burt won't be there, good chance the car won't be either. I'm sure some where, at some time this year Burt will appear to celebrate the 30th anniversary of that movie.  There's still 8 months left in this year for him to do something. 

Hot rod magazine just did an article...and from the sound of it the car and burt are still supposed to be at the show?
Eroc
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