Smokey and the Bandit Models,Posters, T-shirts, and Movie Information  
Snowman's Truck

thambrick@numail.org.

Please donate:



Our T Shirt and poster pictures are listed below.  Available on ebay, seller bigt232.


Many thanks to everyone who supported this project.  There are pictures of the finished trailer below. 
Also please watch the last video, number 12 below.


Video 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNf1eWr02-I

Video 2http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8BdDx_Ltrk

Video 3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6JkuOaJrH4 

Video 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQfd70yGqvc

Video 5http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyzLOI6Y1Qk

Video 6http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haBUpe1fljE

Video 7http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1J1jGQvP3Y

Video 8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In7-WMF2id8
Video 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-RFQ_QJ9gM

Video 10    test run  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_jNj74NSlA

Video 11  test run part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOT41bjMMn8

Video 12 In honor of Jerry Reed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srg_m_Cmwo0

If you have any information on what happened to the movie truck, please email me .  

The SATB Kenworth and  trailer is sitting at
Caswell's Wrecker

12 Herring Road
Newnan, Georgia 30265 
Less than a mile from the interstate.
770-251-8921

Exit 47 on Interstate 85. Drive toward downtown Newnan. You will see  a Racetrack gas station and a Wells Fargo Bank.  Turn right
 on Herring Road (next to the Bank) and go a 1/4 mile,  Caswell Wrecker is on the left.

INTERESTED IN MAKING YOUR VEHICLE LOOK LIKE SNOWMAN'S?  My partner Greg Vassar has a website just for that purpose!!  It will be called
www.snowmanstrailer.com.    You can always email me also: thambrick@numail.org 
 

      

A real tribute to Jerry Reed.  
 We are doing this for the love of the first movie, the love of Trans Ams and now especially for the Snowman, Jerry Reed.     As Jerry stated in a TV documentary, he is most proud of the years he served his country in the military.. He spent the last two years of his life raising money for military families.  The Kenworth/trailer will be used to continue what he started, supporting the families of our voluntary armed forces.  

Currently we using www.woundedwarriorproject.com to send funds for our veterans in honor of Jerry Reed. 
    

Remember from the movie:

Snowman:   Well , for your information. . that ain’t never been done before. . .

Bandit:       You gotta quit thinking so negative son. . .Of course we can make it. . . We ain’t never not made it yet, have we??

Thank you for your support and God Bless, Tyler Hambrick     

Our 1979 Kenworth A900W is equipped with air asist steering.  We are having some issues with the  air  o matic cylinder and piston.  Any information, spare parts, advice, etc  is appreciated. thambrick@numail.org.   One day we hope to replace it with a hydraulic power steering system, but right now that isn't possible due to funds.  We try to send as much as possible to the Wounded Warrior Project and the rig gets the left over  funds for maintenance    God bless America.

Jerry Reed's family is current on our trailer progress. Greg sent them copies of the trailer restoration sign and the Jerry Reed memorial for the rear doors.  Needless to say, we were the ones blown away by his daughter's email:

Subject: Jerry Reed Memorial 
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009  
Hi Greg,

I am Jerry Reed's daughter, Lottie. Our family received the beautiful  posters  and information about the trailer and memorial to daddy, and we are  absolutely  blown away. Words cannot express how much we appreciate what you, Tyler, and  Kerin are doing, not only to honor daddy, but also to honor our veterans.  We  would absolutely love to see the trailer w hen it is finished. Please keep us  updated, and if there is anything we can do to help please let us know.  From the  bottom of our hearts we thank you. Take care, and God bless. 
Sincerely, 
Lottie

Here is some movie information :
On 3/10/2007 I talked with Bill Stewart at McKinney Leasing in California. This firm leased two trailers to Universal for the making of Smokey and the Bandit II.  After the movie both were returned.  One trailer caught fire and burned up. The other one was stripped down and sold in 1993. 

On 2/7/2008 I had the pleasure of talking with Mark Mansbridge, who was the Art Director of the movie Smokey and the Bandit.  He gave me some very interesting information.  He had a Universal Studio illustrator produce the small  bandit stagecoach scene in water colors.  By using the small original as a guide, the print was then painted on the trailer by the Universal's scenic artists.  He does not know what ever became of the original movie trailer.  He owned the original water color print and kept it for years.   A Texas hurricane destroyed it.  He gave me some other leads and I will update ASAP. Another friend told me the original watercolor painting was used in another movie. The painting was over the saloon in the movie The Villian. Below is a cropped screen shot from the movie.
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