What better way to spend downtime on the Fourth of July every year then by watching these patriotic car commercials?
When it comes to selling cars to Americans, you can never go wrong by appealing to the patriotism. A strong show of support for the red, white and blue can sell even the crappiest of cars. (Fortunately the Yugo never tested this theory.) The commercials featured here prove that when it comes to being American, it isn't about what you do or say; it's about what you drive. American automakers clearly know how to utilize national pride to increase sales.
The Chrysler "Halftime in America" 2012 Super Bowl commercial was easily the most epic commercial of the big game. There's something about Clint Eastwood's gravelly voice that instills both a confidence and pride in the American auto industry.
George Washington + the Dodge Challenger = epic advertising. A couple of Challengers chasing down a bunch of redcoats may be ridiculous, but it's un-American to say such things in public.
This commercial is a little dated, but its appeal to patriotism is timeless. Chevy's 1991 lineup may not have initially excited people, but when it was sandwiched between images of America, it was hard to come down on.
Ever seen a 2005 Mustang perform the national anthem using just its engine? After you finish watching this video you can say that you have. What could be more American than that?
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is proof that if you want something made right, you need to make it in America. Skyscrapers, trains, revolvers, jeans and Jeeps are all inferior products when they come from foreign shores, at least according to this ad.