General Lee takes on Bandit T/A in classic Hollywood car showdown [w/poll]Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:31:00 ESTPontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit. These old school four-wheeled stars seem to transcend demographics thanks to the miles of film that show the orange 1969 Dodge Charger and the jet-black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am performing seemingly impossible stunts.
The folks at Hot Rod magazine are obviously hip to this fact, and they put together a fun video in tribute of the instantly recognizable duo. Hit the jump to watch on as Sam Young and James Smith replace Bo Duke and The Bandit for a bit of dirt-road shenanigans in a pair of otherwise well cared for classics. We're not so sure we'd call it the best chase scene ever, but it sure looks like a lot of fun.
More importantly, which of these two cars would you rather own? Have your say in our poll below.
|1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard||4564 (56.7%)|
|1977 Pontiac Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit||3484 (43.3%)|
By Chris Shunk
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