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 2006, the Indy Car Series switched over to Honda engines and since then, there have been no Indy Car engine failures.
There were no driving test centres in 1935 when driving tests were introduced in Great Britain so candidates had to arrange to meet the examiner somewhere like a post office, train station or town hall.
During the 1978 Formula One, there was a car named BT46B “fan car.” Fans were used to suck air out from under the car. Air-tight ‘hover-car like’ skirts allowed the fans to develop negative pressure beneath the chassis. This effectively allowed the car to ‘stick to the road’. It won its only race before being banned.
The ignition on Porsches was traditionally located on the left side of the wheel. This is because back when Porsche was primarily a racing team, the driver could save a fraction of a second by starting the car with his left hand, while simultaneously switching the car into gear with his right hand.
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.