Happy Fourth Of July Weekend! Here's 12 Vehicles That Make Us Love America


Happy Fourth Of July Weekend! Here's 12 Vehicles That Make Us Love America


Happy Fourth of July from your friends at Holley and MotorLife! We hope you are enjoying the anniversary of the adoption of the United States Declaration of Independence. We originally wanted to put together a full-blown show with fireworks and the whole nine yards, but...well, if you want to see action, we already have those shows in the forms of LS Fest East, LS Fest West, LS Fest Texas, Ford Festival, MoParty and the High Voltage Experience. So, we decided to celebrate by putting together a collection of some of our favorite feature cars that we've showcased. Stay safe, enjoy the holiday, and be sure to stay tuned for more exciting coverage to come!

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

After nearly losing his father’s 1979 Pontiac Trans Am a few times over the years, Jessie Jewart built it into one of the most beautiful black-and-gold beauties we’ve ever seen!

1970 Ford Maverick

It takes a lot to cram a Coyote into the narrow engine bay of a Maverick, but Bryant Altof’s Dark Ivy Green knockout shows that the trouble is worth it.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

The only way you get wilder than a standard 1969 Dodge Daytona is to go as far as Wally Elder did. 2,000 horsepower sounds about adequate, don't you think?

1963 Rambler American 220

Suzy’s Rambler has made the transition from forgotten little economy car to an absolutely mental corner-carving monster.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette

When you already drive a six-second C2-era Chevrolet Corvette, how do you take it to the next level? What could you possibly scheme and build that could outdo that type of machine? It was an ambitious undertaking, but Dave Schroeder and John Ens accomplished just that with this incredible Pro Modified C7 Corvette.

1947 Willys Jeep CJ-2A

Nick Oxender's CJ-2A has been built up to be a period-correct rock-crawler with some modern touches for reliability and performance gains. It still has the "Go-Devil" four-cylinder in the engine bay and still has the ability to go anywhere and do anything, which made these Jeeps so popular in the first place.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air wagon

One of the most infamous 1957 Chevrolets of recent memory is this particular machine. Ayden Bailey, son of Drag Week legend Tom Bailey, took the car known throughout the Internet as the "S--box of Doom" as his machine to kick off his drag racing career.

1971 Dodge Charger SE

Todd Carlson has had this 1971 Charger since the day his dad dragged it into the shop and told him that if he wanted it, he needed to learn how to fix it. After seeing the blown 540ci Mopar filling up the engine bay, we can say that the lessons were worthwhile.

1963 Ford Galaxie

Side-oiler 427-based engine, dual quads, four-speed and enough tire to make it hook. David Leshay's Galaxie works with a recipe that has been putting fear into the opposing lane of the drag strip for over half a century.

1977 Ford F-100

Mike Linares' 1977 F-100 was already a pretty well-built off-roader when he acquired it. Today it's one of the most drool-inducing pre-runners around.

1970 Pontiac Firebird

Riley Stair's 1970 Pontiac Firebird is one of the wildest builds we've come across in a minute. Featuring a full tube chassis, a methanol-drinking LS and tons upon tons of engineering, the Firebird is so eye-catching that it was picked to become a Hot Wheels car by Mattel.

1961 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

After being dragged out of an airplane hangar and driven like nothing was wrong with it, this 1961 Cadillac made the jump from being a Roadkill star car to a wild complete drag-style build that owner Mike Finnegan plans to drive. His goal? "8.99 with A/C and a back seat full of friends." That'll be a ride to remember!


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