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.
In 1928, Charles Adler Jr invented traffic lights that could be activated by drivers honking.
William Grover-Williams, winner of the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, worked for the Secret Operations Executive in World War Two. He was captured by the Nazis and is believed to have been executed in 1945.
The record for most cannon rolls of a car in a film was set during filming for the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, when an Aston Martin DBS was rolled seven times. The stunt crew fitted a nitrogen cannon to propel the car into the air.
Early versions of the 911 were referred to as Porsche 901s. But after Peugeot successfully challenged the Porsche’s naming system, which infringed on their rights to name cars with three-digit numbers marked by a zero in the middle, Porsche changed the name of the 901s to the 911.
The first car to use a rear-view mirror was driven by inaugural Indy 500 winner Ray Harroun in 1911 to see the cars catching up behind him.