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America: it’s the greatest country in America, besides Texas. And today we honor this fine nation’s birthday with barbecue, fireworks, and in the case of Jalopnik, a day’s worth of stories about sweet, glorious patriotic horsepower.

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We’ve given the staff the day off to reflect on our national exceptionalism, but in case you’re stuck in front of a computer or mobile device you get to enjoy some of our best American car reviews, features and ill-advised road trips from the archives.

Sit back and enjoy this July 4 ride. Are you doing any car stuff today?