This article was originally published at Hot Rod Network by Tori Tellem on April 12, 2016
President Reagan’s Jeep and President Taft’s White Steam Car are Going Down in Automotive History
This is just how iconic these presidential vehicles are that we’re about to tell you about: They’ll be located within a “glass jewel box” while on display at the second Cars at the Capital exhibition on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The vehicles in question? President William Howard Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car/limo, which was the first official White House vehicle, and President Ronald Reagan’s 1962 Jeep Willys CJ-6, which he puttered around in on the Reagan Ranch and had bought new in 1962.
These two are the 9th and 10th vehicles to get such showcasing and are being documented by the National Historic Vehicle Register and U.S. Department of the Interior’s Historic American Engineering Record. That documentation will ultimately be archived as national automotive heritage in the Library of Congress. Taft’s limo will be on display April 14–19, 2016, and then the switch to Reagan’s Jeep will be for April 20–26, 2016. They’ll be located on the pathway between the National Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art. Learn more at historicvehicle.org.