Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
A random selection of interesting trivia from the world of motoring.
New Yorkers bragged in 1912 that Fifth Avenue had more motor traffic than any other street in the world. The city had traffic police at every corner south of 42nd Street.
Actor James Garner raced a beefed-up 1970 Olds 442 in the NORRA Mexico 1000 (a precursor to the Baja 1000), where it won second in class. The Goodyear Grabber, as it was known, was built by legendary Baja-race-vehicle guru Vic Hickey and sponsored by Goodyear tires. The vehicle was recently restored and put up for sale
The Pagani Huayra use 1,400 titanium bolts at $80 each, resulting in a cost of $112,000 for the bolts alone. Mr. Pagani has pioneered new techniques for titanium machining, and his grade-7 hardware has his logo etched into the bolt heads.
If a car is hit by lightning its occupants will generally be safe. The Faraday effect (discovered by Michael Faraday in 1845) causes the electricity to dissipate around the car's metal frame.
The Peanuts comic strip characters were first animated in 1957 for a Ford Fairlaine automobile commercial.