Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) May 09, 2014
The Bandit Run 2014 is set to kick off on Friday, June 20th in Carlisle, PA with Bandit Runners being special guests at the Carlisle GM Nationals. They will celebrate Pontiac History as well as kick-off the eighth annual Bandit Run which will include an East Coast Run wrapping up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday, June 27th.
The Bandit Run originated in 2007 when Restore a Muscle Car (RAMC) owner, Dave Hall and Trans Am enthusiast David Hershey decided to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film “Smokey and the Bandit,” by reenacting the quest to drive Coors beer from Texarkana, Texas, to Atlanta, Georgia. Subsequent Bandit Runs have traversed different parts of the country, predominately in the South and Midwest.
This year’s route will be an East Coast run that will begin at the Carlisle GM Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania followed by a tour of the battlefields in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania before winding down in Chantilly, Virginia to experience the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian Museum just outside of Washington, D.C. Heading east, Bandit Run participants will spend the remainder of the run in the sun with a couple of stops in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and stopping at various local car shows along the way. The idea is that the route will allow Bandit Runners to relax and enjoy the beautiful beachfront views and amenities, all while getting to show off their cars and spend time with fellow runners. Joining the run this year is the famous “Snowman’s Dream” truck, which is a replica of the rig driven in the Smokey and the Bandit movie by Jerry Reed. A replica cop car or two are not uncommon to see with this group of over a hundred muscle cars, most of which are 1977 Trans Ams.
The Bandit Run is open to everyone, including those who do not drive a Pontiac Trans Am. The annual traveling car show offers an opportunity for gear heads, Trans Am enthusiasts, fans of “Smokey and the Bandit” and others to embrace an Americana-flavored, unique travel event. RAMC is also proud to be teaming up with Hot Rodders Children’s Charity for this year’s Run to help make a difference in the lives of children all over.
For more information or to set up interviews or pictures with Bandit Run participants, contact info(at)restoreamusclecar(dot)com.