“The Beast”: How presidential cars have evolved

The modern presidential car, AKA "The Beast."
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Cars are a great way to learn about our past and especially American history. You can certainly learn a lot about our presidents based on the cars they drove (or rode in).

The United States presidential state car, or the presidential limo, was more recently better known as “The Beast.” These imposing cars reflect the auto and presidential trends of their day.

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5 Best Car Films

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There are many reasons someone becomes a gearhead. Perhaps it’s time spent under the hood as a kid? Maybe they grew up around a relative’s or friend’s cool car? Or, then again, they could have caught car fever from watching a great car movie.

Keep reading for some of John’s best car film picks.

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Cars and Ice Cream: It’s a Family Thing

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Heritage Farm Ice Cream and Restaurant and 1A Auto partnered to raise money for a local non-profit at the restaurant’s classic car show on Memorial Day.

There’s just something special about summer when it starts to roll in. Especially when driving a classic car on a beautiful sunny day with the convertible top down. Driving a convertible while in search of a perfect ice cream cone can make the day even better. That special summertime ritual and fun feeling have become a long-standing Green family tradition. Throwing the kids in the car, heading down to a classic car show, and grabbing an ice cream cone has been a great way of spending an afternoon together for a generation of Greens, and it’s personal.

1A Auto partners with Heritage Farm Ice Cream to help local non-profit

Recently, on Memorial Day, the Green family ventured to Heritage Farm Ice Cream and Restaurant in Lowell, MA. Heritage Farm has hosted a classic car show on summer Monday nights for years.

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Car Memories with Dad: 1A Auto President on Skills He Learned from His Father

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Leading up to this Father’s Day in our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” we share stories and interviews that explore how those who helped through our first repairs, gave advice while car buying, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with us in the garage have impacted our relationship with cars.

What is the first car memory that comes to mind when you think of your dad?

It’s a funny memory. It’s long—it’s way back. And it has to do with my dad, as well as my uncle. I was maybe 1-and-a-half or 2 years old. We were moving from California to Delaware.

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For Corvette-loving Dad and Grandfather, Cars are a Family Affair

1963 corvette

Leading up to this Father’s Day in our miniseries “Car memories with dad,” we share stories and interviews that explore how those who helped through our first repairs, gave advice while car buying, or just wanted an excuse to spend time with us in the garage have impacted our relationship with cars.

I vaguely remember shyly checking out and sitting in my dad’s friend’s Corvettes as a little girl with my sisters. I’m sure I thought they were cool or fun, but undoubtedly didn’t understand or appreciate all of the work and passion that went into those cars behind the scenes.

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