VFT:ATL The Bandit Jump - A VFT Fundraiser
The Bandit Jump - Classic Movie. Iconic Stunt. Recreated for an Amazing Cause.

Top Hollywood Professional Stunt Team will be Recreating the Bandit Bridge Jump Scene on June 24th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Smokey and the Bandit and all proceeds will go to Veterans in Film and Television.

Special thanks to Mike Smith, VFT advisor, past guest speaker, and president of Stunts Unlimited for helping VFT get recognition and some fundraising.

WHAT: The Bandit Jump
WHEN: Saturday, June 24, 2017
WHERE: Atlanta Motor Speedway; 1500 Tara Pl, Hampton, GA 30228


Atlanta, GA – 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the classic movie Smokey and the Bandit. On June 24th, the Bandit Jump will recreate the iconic Bandit Bridge Jump scene from the movie as part of a multi-day celebration for movie fans. This 150’ car jump will be restaged along with a series of other classic car stunts from the movie at Atlanta Motor Speedway. An elite team of Hollywood Stuntmen have joined forces to recreate this amazing stunt and all proceeds from the event will benefit Veterans in Film and Television.

In 1977, Smokey and the Bandit was the second highest grossing film, second only to Star Wars. The film was produced with a budget of only $4.3 million and grossed over $300 million. Every year, thousands of die-hard Bandit fans hit the road to celebrate this classic movie. This year, these fans will meet up in Jonesboro, Georgia, the original filming site, to enjoy a series of events to celebrate the 40th Anniversary.

Hollywood stuntman Oliver Keller and members of Stunts Unlimited, the team that created the original jump, will recreate the jump along with several other car stunts from the movie. Fans will also enjoy a pre-show performance by Convoy, the Atlanta based band that is the baddest, rootin' tootin' tribute to Outlaw Country and Southern Rock this side of the Mississippi! The Bandit Jump is being produced to raise a goal income of $1 million of combined proceeds from the event and an online crowd funding campaign to support Veterans in Film and Television.

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