The Complete History of the Presidential State Car
The Vehicle Travels Abroad
The goal behind the presidential state car is to ensure that the leader always remains safe. As such, the vehicle will travel with the Chief of State wherever he goes. Some past leaders, including George W. Bush, would occasionally use a military asset or embassy motor pool car for transportation at the destination. These would be present at the destination and eliminate the need to transport the car. However, the Chief of State only travels in American governmental vehicles. This includes bringing the state car abroad for all travel and using it while there. When it is used abroad, the car has the flag of both the United States and the country it is visiting.