Did you know that…

  • The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today.
  • The first pick-up truck in the world was made by Gottlieb Daimler in 1886.
  • The 1st automobile racetrack in the US was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which consists of 3 million cobblestones.
  • 35 MPH is the average speed most cars travel on interstate highways during peak morning and afternoon rush.
  • The first gas powered car was made by Karl Benz and it has only three wheels
  • The first car with four wheels was made in France in 1901 by Panhard et LeVassor.
  • Sergio Goldvarg (Argentina) has a collection of over 7,000 cars which he has collected since 1962. All are on display in the Waffleworks restaurant, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
  • The first gas gauge appeared in cars in 1922.
  • The first person to win the Indianapolis 500 at a speed of over 100 MPH without a relief driver was Billy Arnold who won in 1930 with an average speed of 100.448 MPH.
  • Corvette has been assembled in different cities Flint, St. Louis and Bowling Green
  • Mustang Cobra is a special model car cancelled in the year 2000 due to problems in the 1999 year model including lack of power and suspension issues.
  • Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
  • The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever.
  • For every 50 miles driven in an automobile, a person has a 1 in a million chance of being killed in a motoring accident.
  • Most American automobile horns beep in the key of F.
  • The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
  • In 1950 the United States had 70 percent of all the automobiles, buses, and trucks in the entire world.
  • The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.
  • The first car radio was invented in 1929.
  • In 1994, new cars put out cleaner air then they took in in LA, due to the high concentration of Co2 in the air and ability of cars to burn the Air.
  • One seventh of the new auto/truck sales in the US are in Southern California.
  • The price of the average American automobile doubled during the ten-year period between 1968 and 1978.
  • Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.
  • In its 1st year the VW Beetle sold only 330 cars in the United States.
  • The Buick, first automobile manufactured by the General Motors Corporation, was actually built by a man named David Buick.
  • The city with the most Rolls Royce’s per capita is Hong Kong.
  • No two-cycle engines are allowed in Singapore. The license fee for a new car is low, about $5.00, but as the vehicle gets older, this fee increases. When the automoblie reaches 8 years old, it is no longer allowed on the streets. This is opposite of the license-fee structure in the U.S. While strict, Singapore’s auto law has virtually wiped out air pollution in the country.
  • The brake light in the rear windows was put there after a suggestion by Elizabeth Dole.
  • The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1895. The winner was J. Frank Duryea running in an average speed of 71.5 miles per hour.
  • In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model T Fords, a record that has never been beaten.
  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  • 135 million cars travel the nation’s roads and interstates each day.
  • Nearly 20% of all vehicles stolen had the keys in them.
  • 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
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