By Nelson Beverly and Christina Grace Beverly
The 4th of July holiday gives us a chance to reflect on America's history, the people who shaped our government, and the cars they tooled around Philadelphia in. Wait, what?
We selected four of the most popular Founding Fathers and wondered which vehicles they would drive based on personality and job title. Do you agree with our picks? What do you think Ben Franklin would roll up in?
Washington was a commanding figure and he would need a vehicle that would command the road as well. A Ford F-350 would do just that. He was a humble man who believed that external appearance should mirror inner merit. Plus, he would need something practical and big enough to haul cherry trees.
BUGATTI VEYRON (When in France)
CHEVY VOLT (When in US)
Franklin had a brain that would not quit. He was always tinkering and inventing. His time was split between the Colonies and France where he served as America’s first ambassador to the country. While in France he would drive something high tech and with flair, a Bugatti Veyron. But as soon as he returned home to fly his kite in a thunderstorm a Chevy Volt would be charged up and waiting for him.
Jefferson enjoyed being outdoors and believed in individual rights. He was not a talkative person but did have a way with putting words on paper. He was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence which got this whole American experiment started. He was considered trustworthy even though his primary profession was a government law maker. A Jeep Wrangler would serve him well as he traversed from the halls of government to the countryside to tend to his farm.
Adams served as the first Vice President of the United States. He then served as the second President of the United States. Adams cared deeply about knowledge and learning. But he did have a knack at being persnickety and ended up alienating his party and much of the American public by the end of his presidential term. We think he would've felt right at home in a Cadillac DeVille.