You Can Buy The Bandit Trans Am Owned By Burt Reynolds 

So Honda wants you to get all nostalgic and buy a lame-ass CR-V, but you know better. You want something iconic, with a V8, and a gold screaming chicken on the hood. You want something that will go with your awesome mustache. You want the 1977 Trans Am "Bandit" that was owned by Mr. Burt Reynolds himself. » 12/02/14 12:29pm 12/02/14 12:29pm

The Bandit Is No Longer With Smokey But Is Smoke, Has To Move Mobil 1

Advertising is evolving. Long form video is one way it's evolving, and that includes this, Smoke IS The Bandit, which has Tony Stewart running oil with the help of other NASCAR stars. » 3/06/14 4:40pm 3/06/14 4:40pm

Remembering Hal Needham and the Birth of Redneck Cinema

The iconic director Hal Needham has died at the age of 82 from cancer. In 1977 the former stuntman and his pals Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason invented a new genre of movie. Smokey and the Bandit may not seem earth-shattering now, but it changed Hollywood forever. To remember Hal, we're reprinting our… » 10/25/13 8:40pm 10/25/13 8:40pm

How To Talk On A CB Radio

During my cross-country interstate expedition last month, I was pretty excited to fire up an old CB radio I'd found amongst a pile of my things before leaving. Finally, I'd be able to make my wildest Smokey and the Bandit/Dukes of Hazzard radio banter fantasies come alive. » 2/21/13 12:00pm 2/21/13 12:00pm

This is what a semi truck flying through the air looks like

According to the title of this video, this impressive semi truck jump captured at Evergreen Speedway in Washington state set a world record. We can't find anything to prove it is, so we're simply going to call this jump what it is—awesome. » 10/16/11 11:00am 10/16/11 11:00am

The 12 Greatest Car Movies

We love movies. We love cars. We love movies about cars. And there are some really great car flicks out there. Below, thanks to your help, is our list of 12 of the greatest. » 7/30/09 2:00pm 7/30/09 2:00pm

This is open to debate, of course, and there are films we love that didn't make this list. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments and feel…

1977 Pontiac Trans Am for $12,000!

Are you jonesing for a real ‘70s car chase? Well, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate will help you be the bandit, good buddy, but it may leave you feeling a bit blue. » 7/29/09 7:00am 7/29/09 7:00am

Dom DeLuise, Dead At 75

Actor Dom DeLuise, star of Smokey and the Bandit II Cannonball Run I and II, three films every auto-lover needs in their DVD collection, died yesterday at age 75. » 5/05/09 12:40pm 5/05/09 12:40pm

Inflatable Trans Am Does Not Come With A Sally Field Blow Up Doll

The absolute necessity of a full-scale inflatable Bandit-style Pontiac Trans Am may be questionable, but that doesn't mean it isn't awesome and we can't think of a million fun things to do with it. » 3/03/09 5:00pm 3/03/09 5:00pm

Jerry "Snowman" Reed, Dead At Age 71

Jerry Reed, best known around these parts as the actor who played the truck driver "Snowman" in the Smokey And The Bandit » 9/02/08 6:20pm 9/02/08 6:20pm films, passed away yesterday at the age of 71. A successful songwriter and musician, Reed was one of the earliest country music stars to break into Hollywood, paving the way for other crooners to…

Top Ten Best Movie Police Car Chases, With A Twist

Police car chases are as much a part of American cinema as the sappy love story and the life-like animated robot movie. With so many directors having tackled the police chase it has become a bountiful field from which to pluck perfectly formed flowers of destruction and tire smoke. As we continue our Jalopnik… » 7/02/08 12:30pm 7/02/08 12:30pm

Muscle Car Wars Of 1978: Hood Decals Strike Back

It's a Friday, and it's the week before our most patriotic of U.S. holidays. What better time to take a look back at the best of American muscle machinery? Aha, but there's a catch: We're only going to go back 30 years. That's right, 1978. The Malaise era was striking back with a new breed of muscle cars. While not as… » 6/27/08 12:00pm 6/27/08 12:00pm

DIY Network to Air Burt Reynolds Bandit-Building Show

The DIY Network's airing a five show segment of its Celebrity Rides program devoted to big Burt and his new Bandit. The Burt in question is of the Reynolds variety, and the Bandit is the YearOne TransAm restomod project. That is, the Burt Reynolds Edition TransAm, which YearOne creates from the bones of rescued… » 9/25/07 10:00am 9/25/07 10:00am

Jerry Reed, 2CVs, Hoons: All is Right With the World

If, for some reason, you find fault with this video, other than the cheeseball credit scroll at the end, you are inhuman and no friend of tha Jalop. That is all. We now command that you watch or vow never to return to our fair site. Thank you. » 5/17/07 11:00pm 5/17/07 11:00pm

Texarkana to Atlanta With a Gaggle of Trans Ams

Let me have a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it fast, I'm in a god-damn hurry! » 5/17/07 5:30pm 5/17/07 5:30pm
The Bandit Run is winding it's way from Texarkana, where according to Jerry Reed, there is beer, to Atlanta, where they're thirsty. Consisting of a passel of GM F-Bodies, and more importantly, black and gold…

They're Gonna Do What They Say Can't Be Done: YearOne to Build Bandit…

Resto shop YearOne and Burt Reynolds have formed a holy alliance to revive a classic of such massive pop-cultural significance, no amount of throwaway hyperbole can do it Buford T. justice. They're planning to build a limited run of Bandit Trans Am models. As Autoblog reports, the cars will be created from original… » 4/19/07 5:03pm 4/19/07 5:03pm

Hot Rod's Final Four Best Car Movie Candidates

Polls are open until the first of the year in Hot Rod's "Top Car Movie Ever" contest and while the contenders aren't exactly surprising in the earlier categories, it's rather shocking that the Gone in 60 Seconds remake beat out Ronin for the late-period nomination. We suppose Hot Rod's readership don't cotton much to… » 12/26/06 5:30pm 12/26/06 5:30pm

Eastbound and Sideways: Ken Block's Playground

As far as we know, Ken Block doesn't own an R5 Turbo 2. But he should. Regardless of that faux pas, the man does own a plot of land in Utah reserved for his own hoonage. And frankly, if there's a number-one reason for being a successful businessman, this is definitely a contender for the top spot. Plus, Jerry Reed. » 12/11/06 8:00am 12/11/06 8:00am

Bo Darville vs. Rubber Duck: 'Bandit' and 'Convoy' Video Mashup

We think we get what the music/video-makers are going for here, but it comes off more like a throwaway dancefloor track designed for those blitzed on E's and wizz or really low-grade moonshine than any coherent statement. Super potential, inferior execution. » 12/06/06 12:30am 12/06/06 12:30am

'Well, They Said It Couldn't be Done!' 'That's the Reason, Son!'

Alfred Hitchcock once called this film his favorite guilty pleasure. "East/Westbound And Down" is one of the best country & western tracks ever recorded. Plus, it features Sally Field when she was still totally hot. Is it any wonder we've wanted a '77 Trans Am ever since we were very small? If you don't like Smokey… » 7/07/06 11:30pm 7/07/06 11:30pm