David M 1973 Plymouth Scamp

Smokey and the Bandit

Way back when..... after I got my driver’s license I made my first trip to the drive in theater behind the wheel to see Smokey and the Bandit (1978). I was driving my first car, a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix. It was Jade Green with a black vinyl top. It had the 8 lug Pontiac Wheels! Can't remember the engine. Either a 389 or 400 4BBL. As if the drive to the move wasn't exciting enough. Watching the movie could only do one thing. Make the drive home seem like a movie dream come true. When I scratched out the exit of the drive in theater that Grand Prix became a BLACK TRANS AM!!! Burt Reynolds would have been proud of the way I tried to emulate driving scenes from the movie for hours! The only thing that would have made it better would have been the drive in selling 8 track tapes of the movie sound track that very night. Then I’d have had the music to go with the drive!

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