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 spark plug was patented by French-Belgian engineer Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir in 1860.
Volkswagen was sued by Czechoslovakian car maker Tatra before WWII because the original Beetle was so similar to the Tatra T97. After Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938 the lawsuit was cancelled by the Nazis.
There are over 27 million private cars in Great Britain. These account for 83% of the 34.5 million licensed vehicles in Britain.
When Oprah gave the audience cars back in 2004, they were not really free. They had to pay about $6,000 in federal and income taxes. Some people paid the taxes by taking out car loans; others traded their new Pontiacs for cheaper, less souped-up cars.
The thirsty fuel injectors of Dodge’s Challenger SRT Hellcat could drain an Olympic sized pool in 361 days. Each of the eight injectors can flow 600 cc per minute, for a total of 4,800 cc/minute. An Olympic pool is approximately 2,500,000,000 cc. Some simple arithmetic gives us 8680.5 hours, or 361 days, for the engine to drain that amount of fuel.