Classic movie car to become “Super Bandit” at custom garage in LaFayette
In a 1977 classic movie Burt Reynolds asks Jerry Reed, “What do you think they do for excitement in this town?”
“Cledus Snow,” played by Reed, replies, “Probably sit around and watch the cars rust.”
Wolfgang Geiger and his team at Elite Custom Paint and Body in LaFayette certainly don’t follow that assumption, as the tiny custom shop turns rusty cars into exciting restorations and tricked-out modified vehicles.
One of the shop’s current projects is the 1977 special edition Pontiac Trans Am featured in the hilarious original movie “Smokey and the Bandit.”
“The Super Bandit will take our business to the next level,” Geiger said. “It will be the absolutely best Bandit ever built with the customer supporting everything for it.”
Both the movie and Geiger’s shop share a fondness for fast cars — and both started in Georgia.