Fireball Run to visit the Hub City

Pine Belt residents will soon get to celebrate their '80s childhood memories next month. 

Car enthusiasts will get to check out the original KITT from "Knight Rider," the Trans Am from "Smokey and the Bandit," the Delorian from "Back to the Future 2," plus the General Lee from "Dukes of Hazzard" just to name a few of the impressive vehicles involved with the Fireball Run.

The transcontinental race kicks off in September in Baton Rouge and ends October 4 in Grand Rapids Michigan. Its goal is to raise awareness about the plight of missing children as the caravan travels the United States. Along the multi-stop route, the parade of cars will stop in Hattiesburg on Sept. 29, courtesy of Visit Hattiesburg and the Historic Downtown Association.

"They have selected to come to the Elvis is Alive museum and to the University of Southern Mississippi to see where Jimmy Buffet played before his claim to fame, and they are going to make a brief stop here at the Bottling Company for lunch," said Rick Taylor of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission.

"Last year we went from Orlando florida to Beverly Hills California - 3,500 miles, 65 teams distributing 65,000 posters in the search for 65 missing kids, and to date 12 of those missing kids have been found," said Fireball Run organizer J. Sanchez.

In addition to the Fireball Run's more famous vehicles, it will also include exotic luxury cars. The cars will make an appearance in the Hub City for about three hours.