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.
Volkswagen mostly name their cars after winds in German, including Passat (after the German word for Trade wind), Golf (after Gulf Stream), Bora (after Bora), Polo (after Polar Winds), and Jetta (after Jet stream).
The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898.
The Dubai police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley. According to them, expensive and fast cars allow them to catch speeders who can outrun others. In fact, the fleet is more of a PR exercise. They’re for showing off the glamour of Dubai and are all driven by female officers to improve Dubai’s public image.
The contact patches—the areas of the tyres that actually touch the road at any given moment—cover an area of just over 650 square centimetres for an average family saloon.
Buyers of a new McLaren F1 received a golf bag, tailored to fit on the passenger’s seat and luggage holdalls with the motor’s chassis number embossed on them.