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The Bandit Dream Giveaway Has Launched! Grand Prize is a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Autographed by the Late Burt Reynolds!

Event Coverage   |   Posted: 09/02/2019
Posted by: Dream Giveaway

Gravette, AR - September 6th, 2019- The Bandit Dream Giveaway, brought to you by Ames Performance Engineering, a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes–a charitable organization, has officially launched! The winner of this extraordinary prize package will bring home a very special 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition, which was autographed by legendary Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds shortly before his death! Also included is $17,500 towards the prize taxes!

The Grand Prize: Dream Giveaway Garage worked closely with the Burt Reynolds Estate to handpick a first-rate Bandit Trans Am to honor the actor’s life, legacy and films. They chose a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition — 1 of 9,874 produced. This grand-prize vehicle features Reynolds’ autograph and his movie nickname “Bandit” in his penmanship on the hood’s Shaker scoop, 36,000 original miles, a cosmetic restoration by Classic Pontiac Rescue, restoration pieces by Ames Performance Engineering and authenticity verification by Pontiac Historic Services.

This grand-prize vehicle’s other notable features include a numbers-matching V-8 engine, removable T-top roof panels, power steering and brakes, air conditioning and reproduction Goodyear tires provided by Kelsey Tire.

To enter to win this prize package, which honors Reynolds, the general public can simply call toll-free to (866) 600-0646 or go to and you’ll DOUBLE your tickets with any donation of $25 or more!

New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), the sponsor of this giveaway, is a 501(c)3 provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. In addition to the funding they receive, when you enter to win, your donation to NBCH will also provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including Honor Flight of West Central Florida, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bright Pink and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. 

Ames Performance Engineering, the “brought to by” partner for the Bandit Dream Giveaway, sells only Pontiac parts and is in its 40th year of supplying enthusiasts worldwide. During this time it has established a reputation with its customers for prompt service and the finest quality products available. Each year Ames attends 13 major swap meets with its vending trailer. Ames sponsors over 75 Pontiac club shows and events and is title sponsor of The Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Many of the 55,000+ parts Ames sells are exclusive product manufactured by the company. Ames’ goal is to supply the customer with the best available products- always at fair prices backed by the best customer service in the industry.

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