Without further adieu, the winners are (in reverse order)...
3rd place – Smokey and the Bandit – This 1977 film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and directed by Hal Needham follows the Bandit (Reynolds) as he tries to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff (Gleason).
2nd place – The CannonBall Run – This 1981 comedy starred Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett, and also directed by Hal Needham. This knee-slapper, which featured the trials and tribulations of participants in a cross-country outlaw road race, earned nearly $73 million at the box office and was the sixth-highest grossing film of 1981, behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, On Golden Pond, Superman II, Arthur and Stripes.
1st place – National Lampoon's Vacation – This 1983 cult-classic, directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall, chronicles the infamous Griswold Family Summer Vacation to Walley World. The movie was a significant box-office hit, earning more than $61 million in the United States with an estimated budget of $15 million. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted National Lampoon's Vacation the 46th greatest comedy film of all time.
Honorable mention: Easy Rider, Sideways, Thelma and Louise, Planes Trains & Automobiles, and Road Warrior.
Thanks again to everyone that sent us their favorite road trip movie!