What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by taking the closer look at ...
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by taking the closer look at some of America’s most iconic vehicles?
Jay Leno and his team at Jay Leno’s Garage have made a task simple and enjoyable by dedicating a season premiere of his new Jay Leno’s Garage television season airing on Wednesday on CNBC to the cars and the trucks that have defined the American automobile in the past to the present.
They are not all hot rods, muscle cars and the big SUVs, either. Leno takes the look at the best-selling vehicle in America, Ford F-150 pickup truck, identifies why Chrysler’s minivan made its mark on the American automotive history, and celebrates the overall spirit of the American engineering and vehicles.
That is not to say there is the shortage of hot metal; Jay Leno also gets behind the wheel of the Ford GT, rides in the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and checks out the Dodge Viper ACR.
Of course, there are some special guests along a way. The 43rd president of the United States George W. Bush takes Leno for the ride in his F-150 King Ranch, comedian Wanda Sykes challenges Leno to the race in the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. The previously mentioned Firebird Trans Am comes from the comedian Gabriel Iglesias as well.
The episode isn’t wrapped up without looking at the few other vehicles that changed the way Americans got around. The Ford Model T is the given, but you will have to watch the episode to find out why the Ford Bronco and Dodge Street Van made the list.
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