- It takes about 25 hours to build a car, a whopping 10 hours of that 25 is spent painting the car.
- Car dashboards were originally designed to prevent mud from splattering the driver of a horse-drawn carriage.
- The first auto insurance policy was purchased in 1897 in Westfield Mass.
- The first car radio was invented by Paul Gavin.
- After being used in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-500 was one of the most famous cars ever.
- The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.
- Allen Swift of Springfield, Mass. drove his 1928 Rolls Royce Roadster for 82 years.
- The first traffic death was in 1896.
- The first coin operated parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
- The world’s record for people crammed in a Smart car is 19.
- The “new car smell” is composed of 50 volatile organic compounds. Fortunately, they are not toxic.
- A modern, fuel-injected vehicle, with all of its ABS and Traction control options disabled, can drive upside down in a tunnel after reaching 120mph.
- Steve Jobs found a loophole in California law and never had a license plate issued to him.
- According to a probably apocryphal urban legend, none other than Mr. Rogers once had his car stolen. After the theft was reported on the news, the thieves returned the vehicle with a message: “Sorry, we didn’t know it was yours.”
- Manufactured by American toymaker Little Tikes, these plastic, red-and-yellow cars have proven enormously popular since their introduction in 1979. Described as a cross between a “Volkswagen Beetle and a Fred Flintstone car,” the Coupe is powered by a toddler’s own feet. For many years, the Cozy Coupe was the bestselling car in America, outselling such perennially popular models as the Ford F-Series pickup and the Honda Accord. In 2008 alone, a year before the car’s 30th anniversary, 457,000 Cozy Coupes were sold.
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