• Jul 4, 2009
Today, we in the United States celebrate Independence Day; a day full of backyard celebrations with family and friends, tasty food on the grill, an abundance of refreshing beverages, and, in towns across America, fireworks displays that close the day of celebration in grand fashion. As we like to do each year on July 4th, we're giving you just one bit of required reading before you head out for all the festivities. Without that document, we have nothing to celebrate, but because of it and the courage of those who fought for its ideals, we have 233 years of history to commemorate today.

So, Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Autoblog. Drive safely and have fun! Your regularly scheduled programming follows.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      love the pic, love the Bel Air, its hard to get more American than the Bel Air, other good candidates would have been a Jeep Wrangler (or CJ), Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, any pickup, hot rod, 4-4-2, Barracuda, GTX, AMX, etc... etc...

      I absolutely love American automotive history, such a shame it's in dire straights these days.

      I always wondered what would George Washington think these days, anyways, my hat is off to our founding fathers and happy birthday America!

      I am proud to be American for better or for worse.
      57freek
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hi, I painted my car like this after 9/11 as my tribute to all the innocent people who lost their lives that day. Great to see it on your site. I try and drive it everyday if I can. This was my first car when I was 16. I have owned it since 1980. 2nd owner. Proud to be an American!!!! 57freek!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cobalt SS Turbo, Corvette, 2010 Mustang, new Buick LaCrosse, Taurus SHO, new Ford Fusion, Camaro, Challenger, etc etc...

      It makes my heart sink watching the auto companies struggle when they're putting out great products right now.

      Someone do a burnout in their Corvette Z06 for me today, please?
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 If I saw a Zo6 do a burnout today it would make my day. It also makes me sad watching people buy inferior vehicles and thinking they are superior to american cars soley based on the fact that they are japanese.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dear Autoblog: Thank you for the link to the Declaration of Independence. Although I am an attorney, it is far too easy to forget the historical foundations of our nation and laws. To all of the other posters who failed to note or remark on this - shame on you. This isn't about any car company, or a photo, or "stomping" on anyone. It is about the basis of the creation of our nation. Grow up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      inteller
      11:08AM (7/04/2009)
      a picture of a Ford would have been better since they are the only true independent American car company.
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      Hey numbnuts,

      Ford last week took almost $7 billion of our tax dollars while insisting with marketing ploys how they have not.

      Henry Ford was a good personal friend of Hitler and even paid for books to spew Hitler's BS.

      Yeah Ford is America's best friend :-(

      I just did a tire ripping burn out in my Corvette but better was last week at the drag strip when racing against a POS GT-Ricer.

      On purpose I stepped on the brakes before the finish line so the jerkoff in the riceball saw the brake lights.

      Dude was all mouth and no balls as the next round he went into another lane so he would not have to race (lose) against my 10 year old American sports cars.

      We love stomping ricers and eurosnobs. :-)