Burt Reynolds Honored at New York Car Show with ‘100-Trans Am Salute’


Burt Reynolds fans and car enthusiasts alike paid their respects to the late ‘”Smokey and the Bandit” star … by rolling up in the classic ride he made famous.
Thousands of people attended Long Island’s Motor Mania car show Saturday at Eisenhower Park, which featured a ceremonial parade of 100 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams to honor Reynolds and his iconic 1977 film. It’s called the “100-Trans Am Salute.”
Several of the drivers also paid homage to Burt by going all out and dressing like the Bandit … and rocking a stache. It’s probably time to retire the Rebel flag license plates though.
The memorial was organized by the car show’s host, Butch Yamali.
As we reported … Burt’s personal car collection hit the auction block at the Mandalay Bay Saturday, including a 1978 recreation of the iconic Pontiac in “Smokey and the Bandit.”
Reynolds died of a heart attack at age 82 on Sept. 6 in Florida, but as this car show demonstrates … his memory’s revving on.

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