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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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Re-creation of the Smokey & the Bandit Mulberry Bridge jump to take place June 24

June 24, in Jonesboro, Ga., Hollywood stunt driver Oliver Keller, owner-operator Tony Pennello and others will join a crowd of spectators near the end of the Snowman's Run and Bandit Run events for the jump, a short distance from the actual location where the original stunt took place.

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History made on ‘Hollywood hill’: The day five famous trucks from 1970s trucking movies, TV shows all got together

Robb Mariani's firsthand account/short doc film of the event, bringing together trucks from movies "Duel," "Convoy", and "Smokey & the Bandit" with Paul and Craig Sagehorn's "Movin' On" and "B.J. & the Bear" TV rigs -- among hundreds of vintage trucks last September at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show.

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Optimus Prime Peterbilt stunt truck from ‘Transformers’ franchise on the auction block

Want to be able to say you haul in a piece of action-movie history? This 1992 Pete, utilized as Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise, goes up for auction in Arizona later this month.

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Carolina Monkey Gouger in comedic ‘Freedom the Movie’ on CMT

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis made an appearance in Morgan Spurlock's "Freedom the Movie" feature-length seriocomic look at Freedom in America for CMT this summer. Cable subscribers, catch it here, more

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‘American Honey’ film to feature Neb. truck stop

The Bosselman Travel Center location in Grand Island, Neb., has recently been the scene of filming for the "American Honey" film from U.K.-based writer-director Andrea Arnold.

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The devil on wheels: Doc film in the making about classic ‘Duel’ flick

VIDEO: Steven Spielberg's first success, Duel, will get documentary treatment by a crew of Great Britain-based filmmakers if funding campaign is successful. More on a British Duel-truck replica Pete 281/tank combo here.

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A night at the movies

"Before I was able to extricate myself from the building, I was compelled to buy a $50 tub of popcorn."

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R.I.P. Sheriff ‘Cottonmouth’ — Ernest Borgnine dead at 95

The trucking-film classic "Convoy" costar played a sherriff who used CB subterfuge in attempts to undermine a group of protesting haulers in the 1970s Sam Peckinpah flick.

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Cabover extra in ‘Real Steel’ film to be auctioned Dec. 8

Joyce Smith, co-owner of Ron Smith Trucking of Breckenridge, Mich., shuttered the company about a year ago, a month after her husband passed away. The small fleet's equipment will be auctioned off on Dec. 8 at their place in nearby Wheeler. Among the 17 tractors on offer (among livestock, flatbed and other trailers as well as other equipment) is the pictured 1994 Freightliner cabover, which holds the distinction of not only being a fine-looking, long-running piece ...

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