100 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Ams with drivers dressed like the Bandit to form parade
Burt Reynolds fans on Long Island will hold a memorial tribute to the "Smokey and the Bandit" star by driving in a 100 Trans Am parade and drivers dressed in iconic "Bandit" costumes. This will be the largest Smokey and the Bandit tribute in the U.S., with thousands of fans attending.
New York's largest car show will take place on Sept. 28-29, and will welcome tens of thousands to Long Island for the event. Over 2,000 classic custom cars and hot rods, costing millions, will line Eisenhower Park, 1899 Park Boulevard, Westbury, for this annual event.
The organizer of the event had reached out in the past to have the late-icon attend New York's largest car show. The 1977 Trans Am was one of the most popular cars of the decade amongst millions of Americans. Reynolds was a resident of New York in the 1960s.
Reynolds, an iconic movie star and celebrity icon, died tragically of a cardiac arrest on Thursday at the age of 82. Millions of Americans are mourning the legend through viewing his popular films, such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Deliverance."