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.
Maurice Gatsonides, inventor of the GATSO speed camera, won the 1953 Monte Carlo rally.
In 2004 Nevada hosted the first Darpa Grand Challenge for autonomous cars. None of the contenders finished the course, and one lunged menacingly at spectators. Now Google’s fleet of self-driving cars has completed 140,000 miles on the road with only two small accidents—one of them caused by human error.
Speed limits on UK Motorways were not introduced until December 1965. This happened after several serious accidents, mainly in fog, when an experimental speed limit of 70 mph (112 km/h) was introduced. It was then made permanent in 1967 for all Motorways and Dual Carriageways with a central reservation.
Norway has very strict rules on advertising cars as “green,” saying “cars can do nothing good for the environment except less damage than others.”
A Rolls-Royce Phantom’s leather interior is made from 15 different hides.