Fun Driving & Car Facts

  • In 1902 the first speeding ticket was issued; most cars could barely reach 45mph!
  • The Ford GT is so strong that during the “Roof Crush” test, it broke the crushing machine
  • Ferrari makes about 14 cars every day. Most manufacturers put out thousands of cars on a daily basis. As a case in point, Ford reaches an astronomical production rate of 8,000-10,000 each day.
  • First car radio was invented by Paul Gavin in 1929.
  • Car airbags kill 1 person to 22 lives they save.
  • While there is 53 percent of car owners wash their cars once a month, 16 percent never wash their cars.
  • It would take more than 150 years for a car to drive to the sun.
  • Drivers kill more deer than hunters.
  • The biggest amount of people that fit in a smart car is 19. Pakistan crashers managed to do that at Defence Authority Creek Club in Karachi, Pakistan on December 10, 2010.
  • You pay 8 times more for a gallon of Grand Latte at Starbucks than a gallon of gas.
  • A car was created that is fueled by cappuccino as an attempt at creating a renewable energy source. The car system converts used coffee grounds to flammable gas. It takes 56 espressos to fuel one mile in the “car-puccino.”
  • 1 out of every 4 cars produced in the world come from China.
  • 90% of drivers sing behind the wheel. (The others are too embarrassed to admit it!)
  • It takes half an ounce of gas to start the average vehicle.
  • Roads were first made for bicyclists, not cars.
  • Most American car horns beep in the key of F.

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