“That one day these American colonies shall be free and independent of all British rule, and that our safe and happy progeny shall construct for themselves and others potent and distinguished carriages, powered by the natural sciences, and that they shall be awesome, and that they shall burn rubber, and shred, and perform many donuts, and imagine themselves to impress women.”
– Original Draft, U.S. Declaration of Independence
No one really knows what went on during the original drafting of the Declaration of Independence. When the First Continental Congress spent two days editing the proposed draft, Thomas Jefferson was reportedly furious. I’m guessing it’s because they chopped out his bit about muscle cars. I mean, Jefferson was a brilliant guy. He must have foreseen the advent of the American car, right? Continue reading “Conveyances of the Founding Fathers”
Andy Sheehan is a blogger, aspiring novelist, and relentless hoon. He plans to will his 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon to his firstborn, plans his daily commute around the swoop of its roads, and doesn’t plan to ever buy an automatic. A cool-car omnipath, he loves the common Mustang or Chevelle, but hunts for the weird and wonderful Velorexes and Cosmos of the autoverse. And when he can afford a garage, he’s going to turn an MX-5 into a race car.