The 10 Most American Paint Jobs We Have Ever Seen
This past weekend, we set aside some time to commemorate the day our nation adopted the Declaration of Independence and asserted our freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Equal parts revelry and reverence, the Fourth of July is a day for celebrating American ideals of equality, opportunity, and liberty. If and how you celebrated are entirely up to you, though tradition suggests parades, picnics, and fireworks as tried and true.
Some raving patriots choose to display their love for the USA 24/7 by donning their vehicles with the stars and bars. Here are 10 of the most American paint jobs we’ve come across:
This Screamin’ Eagle Hummer H1
What better way to adorn America’s toughest civilian truck than with the face of Planet Earth’s fiercest avian? You can practically hear this bald eagle’s war cry.
This Gallantly Streaming ’33 Essex-Terraplane
Though it’s been almost 60 years since the Hudson Motor Company rolled its final car, this Terraplane remains a classic beauty. Add on some flame-cut rims and an Old Glory wrap, and you’ve got the perfect symbol for the Golden Age of American auto manufacturing.
This Bright-Starred ’92 Vector V8
Credit to Justin Pedoto for the photo
Vector may have only produced cars for a few years, but the patriotic paint on this rare stars-and-stripes supercar will withstand the test of time.
This Custom Red, White, and Blue Chopper
There’s nothing like the freedom of the USA’s open roads, and, frankly, there’s no better way to explore our expansive nation than by riding from sea to shining sea on a custom American Flag chopper.
This Gently Waving Corvette
There’s no arguing that Chevy’s Corvette is an icon among American cars. This classic is made even better by the Star Spangled Banner’s gentle ripple.
This Boldly American Pontiac Bonneville
The US flag is not reserved for big trucks and sports cars. Old Glory is for all people, just as it is for all makes and models. Praise the painter that hath made and preserved this Pontiac Bonneville.
Kyle Busch’s Memorial Stock Car
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Kyle Busch drove a nearly sponsor-free version of his #18 stock car at the Richmond International Raceway. This car’s scheme was unique in NASCAR, as Busch and his sponsors removed or minimized their usual labels as not to obscure the memorial purpose.
Blake Anderson’s Salute to Our National Bird
Whether or not you’re a fan of comedian Blake Anderson, you have to admit that the bald eagle’s watchful gaze makes an excellent complement to the All-American Jeep Wrangler.
This Broad-Striped Tesla Roadster
Tesla claims electric cars are the future of American auto industry. We think this paint scheme should be the future of all Tesla vehicles.
The Most Beautiful Camaro Ever Conceived
Now this is love of country. Part historic timeline, part remembrance for our fallen, this paint job far exceeds the realm of “cool paint jobs,” crossing into the plane of great American artwork.
But wait, what’s on the front of this stunner?
Somewhere, Abraham Lincoln’s ghost just shed a single tear.
Bonus: This Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Have you seen any great patriotic paintwork? If you’ve come across a great American paint job, be sure to snap a pic and show us!