(Many Jalop things after the jump) On March 2, 1836, in response to four Mexican revolutions in six years and the revocation of Mexico's Constitution of 1824, forty-one representatives from thirteen different Texas colonies met in Washinton-on-the-Brazos and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. About a month and a half later, the Texas Army defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, captures General Santa Anna, won the war, and thus became our own Republic.

Rather than get into a political discussion (please refrain, thanks), I'd prefer to celebrate this day with my good friends here by sharing many of the Jalop things that I love about this great state. Add anything that I missed!

Cadillac Ranch, outside of Amarillo:

Hennessey Venom GT (love it or hate it):

Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition (made in San Antonio):

Carroll Shelby:

Circuit of the Americas:

Speed Limit on SH130 Between Austin and San Antonio:

Escalade/Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon Assembly Plant, Arlington (admittedly, not very Jalop, but more "Truck Yeah"):

A Drive Through Big Bend, West Texas:

M2K Ford GT (made in Fulshear) at the Texas Mile, Beeville: