To celebrate the 4th of July, here are some cars in Old Glory’s own livery, red, white and blue from the patriotically named American Motors the Javelin TransAm and the Rebel Machine, aka The Machine. Think about it. How many car companies were so patriotic that they named themselves after their own countries? Other than the UK’s BMC and Japan’s Nissan (though that’s hotly debated) AMC is about the only one that I can think of. There was once a United States Motor Company, a holding company formed by automotive pioneer Benjamin Briscoe, who had a role in founding two of the “Big 3” U.S. automakers, GM and Chrysler. USMC (the car company, not the U.S. Marine Corps) became insolvent, with only the Maxwell brand surviving.
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