Hey, it’s President’s Day! As we celebrate the leaders who have shaped this great nation, we thought it’d be fun to take a look at the cars that they drove. From classic models to modern luxury vehicles, the cars driven by past presidents may provide a glimpse into their personalities and lifestyles. Here are a few examples of presidential rides that may surprise you:
First up, let’s talk about Lyndon B. Johnson. This Texas-born president was known for his love of cars and owned a variety of different models. My favorite is his 1966 “Amphicar”. Yup, like “Amphibian” – this car was designed to be able to drive on land and float on water. Johnson would reportedly surprise guests by driving them down to his ranch and then taking them for a ride in the lake.
Next, let’s talk about Michigan’s very own Gerald Ford. Ford was no stranger to American-made muscle cars. However, one car that he was particularly fond of was his 1975 Mustang II. While this car was not as powerful as some of his other vehicles, it was lightweight and nimble, making it perfect for cruising around town.
Last but not least, let’s take a look at Barack Obama’s “Beast.” This armored limousine is custom-built to protect the President in case of an attack and comes equipped with all sorts of high-tech gadgets and features. The car is so heavily fortified that it reportedly weighs as much as a tank and can even withstand a chemical attack. While it may not be the most stylish car out there, it’s basically a Bond car!
So, as you celebrate President’s Day in Michigan, as always, remember to practice safe driving habits on the roads, whether you’re cruising around in a classic Mustang or navigating rush hour traffic in a Focus (or any other vehicle). Happy driving!