Snowman's Run drives for wounded vets, stops in Charleston

Published: Jun. 4, 2014 at 11:48 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2014 at 11:57 PM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - You might have caught a glimpse of an impressive convoy Wednesday afternoon along Highway 17 rolling into Mt. Pleasant.

If you did, you were looking at a scene out of cinema past, a scene out of the popular flick

Smokey and the Bandit

. But Burt Reynolds wasn't behind the wheel this time.

Instead it was folks like Tyler Hambrick driving a Trans Am with Adam Denino trekking up the East Coast in a 1979 Kenworth big rig.

It's all part of an event called "The Snowman's Run." A reference to Jerry Reed's character in the movie.

Hambrick says, "We just go from place to place and we show off. We're like a rolling car show."

Hambrick, plus more than a dozen other drivers remain on a mission. Starting in Daytona Beach and heading out west to Nashville. On Wednesday, the group stopped off at Patriot's Point.

With each mile, they hope to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. According to Hambrick, the group sells some items with part of the proceeds going to aid injured vets.

Hambrick, one of the organizers is excited about the response so far.

Denino gets a rush from folks on the road reacting to the site of convoy in action. He says it's the least he and his fellow riders and "Bandit" fans can do.

Denino says, "If it wasn't for the wounded warriors we wouldn't be here today."

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