The 2017 Bandit Run in Texarkana U.S.A. [VIDEO]


We made our way downtown to see one of the largest car cruise events in the country, the 2017 Bandit Run, this year’s run is in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the movie classic “Smokey and the Bandit”. Take a look at some of what is happening this weekend downtown.

The 2017 Bandit Run: Texarkana to Atlanta kicks off in downtown Texarkana on Saturday, June 17 with a car show at the Antique Car Museum, BBQ, live music and more. “Smokey and the Bandit” fans and Trans AM enthusiasts will leave out of Texarkana on Sunday, June 18 making the trip to Atlanta Georgia!

Since the first Bandit Run in 2007, the tour has moved around starting and finishing in different locations across the country, but for 2017 the R.A.M.C. crew is back to make the Iconic beer run made famous in the classic movie from Texarkana to Atlanta.


Sunday June 18th Depart to Greenville MS – Delta Radio Network Radio Stations hosting Car Show and BBQ in the Historic Downtown Main Street

Monday June 19th Depart to Tupelo MS – Visit to the Tupelo Automobile Museum and Car Show

Tuesday June 20th Depart to Leeds/Birmingham AL – Events TBA

Wednesday June 21st Depart to Atlanta GA for the Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Celebration. This day is a beautiful scenic drive through the Talladega National Forest.

Thursday June 22nd Atlanta/Jonesboro, GA – SATB actual filming sites/movies tours 9am -2pm – Atlanta Motors Speedway 3pm-9pm – Laps on the famous Atlanta Motor Speedway, Photos, and Thursday Thunder Races & Cars Display.

Friday June 23rd Jonesboro GA – Recreate Movie Scene Downtown Jonesboro, GA – Lunch BBQ Downtown – Smokey and the Bandit Movie in Lee Park – Q&A on Stage (prior to SATB movie) – Celebrity Guest

Saturday 24th Jonesboro, GA – 9am – 3pm Lee Park Car Show and Festival – 6pm Wrap Up Party AWARDS, Music, Food, Beverages!


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