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The Bandit Run Saturday June 17th, 2017
9:00 AM Depart Hotel Texarkana Festival. Four States Auto Museum 217 Laurel Street Texarkana, AR. 870-772-2886
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Bandit Run / Smokey and the Bandit 40th Anniversary Car Show Presented by Four State Auto Museum. Cars parked at 3rd & Hazel (behind the museum)
3:00 PM Depart back to hotels
5:00 PM Local Car Club picks up Bandit Runners at Host Hotel – Holiday Inn Express East 5210 Crossroads Parkway Texarkana, AR 71854
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Scenic cruise with Trans Am’s – back country roads to Scottie’s Grill 8400 W 7th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501 903-838-4745
6:30 PM – ? Scottie’s Grill & Bar Party, Live Bands, Food, Cars will be displayed.
Post Scottie’s Back to the host hotel Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East.
The Bandit Run Sunday June 18th, 2017
8:30 AM Depart hotels for Greenville, MS with police escort out of town parade style. Pick up points will be the Host Hotel – Holiday Inn Express East 5210 Crossroad Parkway Texarkana, AR or Four State Auto Museum 217 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854.
10:30 AM Fuel Stop / Snacks in El Dorado, AR Exit 22 off Hwy 82. Several gas stations including Arkansas Welcome Center at El Dorado. (We may have a police escort picking us up just out of town to lead us in.)
11:00 AM Depart El Dorado, AR for Greenville, MS.
1:00 PM Arrive in Greenville, MS at Trop Casino Greenville
199 N Lakefront RD. Greenville, MS 38701
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Car Show presented by Q102 Delta, Delta Radio Network / Trop Casino 199 N Lakefront RD. Greenville, MS 38701.
6:00 PM Depart to Hotel, Harlow’s Casino Restaurant and Spa. 4280 Harlow’s Blvd. Greenville, MS 38701 662-335-9797
The Bandit Run Monday June 19th, 2017
9:00 AM Depart Greenville, MS to Tupelo, MS
11:00 AM Lunch Stop / Fuel Batesville, Mississippi. Cracker Barrel, Zaxby’s, Hardee’s, Sonic Drive-In, Popeye’s, Chili’s, Wendy’s. 225 Lakewood Dr. Batesville, MS 38606
12:00 PM Depart Batesville, MS for Tupelo, MS.
1:30 PM Arrive in Tupelo, MS. Tupelo Automobile Museum.
1 Otis Boulevard, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804 (Across from BancorpSouth Arena)
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM Tupelo Auto Museum Car Show and Museum Tour
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM Lunch/dinner on your own. Several restaurants in walking distance. Mugshots Grill & Bar 374 E Main St. Tupelo, MS 662-269-2907 (expecting a majority of us)
6:00 PM Depart to Hotel. Hilton Garden Inn Tupelo. 363 East Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-718-5500 (across the street from museum)
The Bandit Run Tuesday June 20th, 2017
10:00 AM Depart Tupelo, MS for Leeds, AL
11:00 AM Lunch / Fuel Stop. Jasper, AL Exit 65 off Hwy 78. Love’s Travel Stop, Cracker Barrel, McDonald’s, Subway
12:00 PM Depart to Barber Motorsports Park, 6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Leeds, AL 35094, 205-699-7275
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Arrive at Barber Motorsports Museum. Runners will receive a 20% discount on admission to the Barber Museum, providing general access to floors 1-5 as well as to the newly-opened museum expansion. Discounted docent-led tours of the Barber Museum will be made available for Runners for an additional $10 (plus tax). To help commemorate their visit, Runners will also receive a 10% discount on merchandise in the museum store.
5:30 PM Line up for caravan to the Coyote Drive-In
7:00 PM Smokey and the Bandit shown on the big screen at the Coyote Drive-In Theater, 6200 Grand River Blvd. East Leeds, AL 35094 205-208-1414
10:00 PM After movie, depart back Hotels. Hampton Inn Birmingham/Leeds (next to Barber MotorSports) 310 Rex Lake Road. Leeds, AL 35094, 205-702-4141
The Bandit Run Wednesday June 21th, 2017
9:00 AM Depart Leeds, AL to Peachtree City, GA
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Scenic 2-hour drive through country roads and the
Talladega National Forest
11:00 AM Lunch / Fuel Stop Franklin, GA Heard County High School, 545 Main Street, Franklin, GA 30217. A BBQ lunch will be provided, cost TBD
1:00 PM Snowman’s Run group arrives and we continue into Peachtree City all together.
3:30 PM Arrive into Peachtree City. Peachtree City Hotel & Conference Center
2443 HWY 54 West, Peachtree City, GA 30269, 770-486-3321
6:00 PM Dinner on your own
The Bandit Run Thursday June 22th
2017 Bandit Run / Snowman’s Run
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Smokey and the Bandit Movie Tours. Tickets available for purchase here. Movie tours will go in 2 – 3 different groups on 3 tour buses. Each tour approximately 2 hours. Approx. Price $29.00
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
2:00 PM Groups of cars need to depart for Atlanta Motor Speedway. 1500 Tara Place Hampton, GA 30228 (Entry fee/cost for laps/waiver required)
3:00PM Cars Staging at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Car Staging and Parade Laps on Atlanta Motor Speedway. $10.00 cost per car.
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Car Show and Display for Thursday Thunder Legends Racing by Papa John’s Pizza. Ticket Cost per Runner (TBA)
The Bandit Run Friday June 23rd
2017 Bandit Run / Snowman’s Run
10:00 AM Depart Hotels for Jonesboro, GA
11:00 AM Stage cars at Lee Street Park & Amphitheater
155 Lee Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
12:00 PM –1:00 PM Recreate Movie Scene with Snowman Truck and Black Trans Am
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM BBQ Lunch in Downtown Jonesboro, GA. Cash Ticket / foods sold by City of Jonesboro for lunch.
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Free Time to Explore
5:00 PM Cars need to stage parking around Lee Street Park
6:00 PM Lawn Chairs / Blankets (runners bring) set up around Amphitheater for Bandit Run awards presentations
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Q&A with SATB members Burt Reynolds, Ellyn Needham, widow of director Hal Needham, Susie “Hot Pants Hilliard” Ewing and others. Amphitheater on stage.
08:00 PM Evening / Night Showing of SATB Movie.
10:00 PM Depart Back to Hotels.
The Bandit Run Saturday June 24th
2017 Bandit Run / Snowman’s Run
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Vendor Registration and Set-Up at Lee Park
9:00 AM –10:00 AM Parking Trans Ams on Smith Street & Perry Center Drive
11:00 AM Festival Begins- Welcome by Ricky Clark and/or Special Guest. All Vendors Open for Business
11:00 AM-1:00 PM DJ Plays Music in the Park
12:00 PM Burt Reynolds Look-a-like Contest (judged by Hot Pants Hilliard)
12:30 PM-12:50 PM Line Dance Performances
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Band #1 Performance
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Acknowledgements/Promotional Giveaway
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Band #2 Performance
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Entertainment
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Band #3 Performance
4:50 PM – 5:00 PM End of Festival – Closing Speech
6:30 PM Doors open at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 7:00pm re-creation of the famous car jump made by the Trans Am in the movie along with other car stunts.
For more information on routes, schedules or to register to join in the celebration, go to www.thebanditrun.com. And if you can’t attend, follow along this special 40th Anniversary of Smokey and the Bandit on the Bandit Run’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/811216475623797/
You can also follow along on the Bandit Run App, for iPhone or Android.
For more information on the Bandit Jump — https://www.facebook.com/thebanditjump/
Media: For more information or to set up interviews or pictures with Bandit Run participants, contact Dave Hall at 402-730-4719, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Hershey at 817-320-5228, via email at email@example.com