The film Smokey & The Bandit starring Burt Reynolds was the 2nd highest grossing film in 1977 right behind Star Wars. In it, Reynolds buys the 1977 Trans Am to drive as a diversion for the police while his friend Snowman drives his big rig full of bootleg beer into another state.
The Monkees were an American band consisting of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones. They were active from 1966 to 1971 initially. They were formed to be the “fictional” band for the TV series “The Monkees” but they quickly went from being actor/musicians playing parts to a real life band who continued to record and tour today.