The Smokey and The Bandit Trans Am Had a Shaker Hood
One of the notable features of the Trans Am used in “Smokey and the Bandit” was its shaker hood. A shaker hood is a type of performance hood scoop that moves up and down with the engine’s vibrations, hence the “shaker” name. The shaker hood on the Trans Am in the film was a functional part of the car’s air intake system (via Slash Gear).
The hood was also a nod to the classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The shaker hood on the Trans Am in “Smokey and the Bandit” was a popular feature in the 1960s. It was often cited as one of the reasons why the Trans Am was such an iconic car.