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.
The Austin Maestro was one of the first cars with a talking digital dash. The company had actress Nicolette Mackenzie read out warnings, like low oil pressure or the brakes need servicing. For some markets (like Spain and Germany), Austin-Rover gave the car a male voice, presumably because it didn't think Germans or Spaniards wanted to take orders from a woman.
In 1834, Charles Dickens wrote an essay called ‘Omnibuses’ praising them...“of all known vehicles, from the glass-coach in which we were taken to be christened, to that sombre caravan in which we must one day make our last earthly journey, there is nothing like an omnibus” (Dickens).
GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omdogato. The words in Italian mean “Homologated for Grand Touring.”
The car driven by Steve McQueen in the film 'Bullitt' was a dark ‘Highland Green’ 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390 CID Fastback.
Racing driver Johnny Dumfries is the Seventh Marquess of Bute.