I was five years old when the movie came out and we lived in Jonsboro at the time. I can remember riding around with my mother and her friend when they were filming. They'd just missed the filming of the red light scene after Bandit leaves Snowman's house. I can still remember seeing all those black marks on the road and how excited they were that they *might* get to see Burt lol!
My Dad bought my Trans-Am after the movie came out...several years later, Mother got it in the divorce and kept it. When I turned 16, I got it...I still have the original papers from the sale and the books that were in the glove box boxed up somewhere at my Mother's in Alabama. Unfortunately, I sold the car in 98 and have regretted it every second since. The Army was moving husband, baby and I to Alaska though and as all T/A owners can surely attest - that car just ain't a snow going, 50 below driving machine lol. I sure do wish I knew then what I know now...it could have sat for four years until we got back to the lower 48.
I loved that car...I still know the VIN # by heart LMAO.
Anyhow, I've never found anyone else as crazy about the movie and the T/A as I am - until tonight! Great site and great forum! Sure wish I could take the road trip coming up...gosh, you all going are so lucky!!! I hope someone will take lots of photos and share them with all of us who can't make the trip!