Jackie Gleason

When ‘Bandit’ debuted, the Force was with it – and still is

The legendary romp was released 40 years ago, and the May 1977 Overdrive highlighted the magazine's involvement, notably the inclusion of a truck race banner bearing its name.

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Burt, Sally and a W900A

Trucking came to the foreground in the classic “Smokey and the Bandit,” and real truckers played no small part in racing their rigs; and the engine brake of today is developed.

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