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.
Stock car racing began in the southern United States in the 1920s during the age of Prohibition (that's the time when selling or drinking alchohol was illegal in the United States). Bootleggers would deliver illegally made booze from hidden stills to hundreds of markets across the southeastern United States. To avoid police, bootleggers would need to have fast cars and be great drivers. Eventually, these bootleggers began to race against each other to see who was the best driver and who had the fastest car. The sport of stock car racing was born!
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.
In 1989 petrol cost 38.5 pence per litre, while diesel cost just 36.1 pence
The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball was sold at auction in 2006 for more than £1 million. The car’s gadgets include built-in Browning machine guns, tyre-slashers, and an oil slick ejector.
The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.