[nextpage]These are some of the strangest car facts you should know, courtesy of Google.com.
1. The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in 1902
How fast was the offending motorist travelling?
A scandalous 45mph!![/nextpage][nextpage]
2. Do you know that a modern Formula 1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120mph
F1 cars produce around 3.5G while cornering, meaning they’ve enough aerodynamic down-force to drive upside down in a tunnel.[/nextpage][nextpage]
3. Do you know that 60 million cars are produced every year?
That’s 165,000 a day, 6,875 an hour and 115 a minute — crazy right?[/nextpage][nextpage]
4. Do you know that Volkswagen owns twelve well-known car brands from 7 European countries?
Including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commerical Vehicles, Scania and MAN.[/nextpage][nextpage]
5. Do you know that the first ever car accident occurred in 1891?
This prompted the introduction of better safety equipment for drivers.[/nextpage][nextpage]
6. Do you know that it would take less than a month to get to the moon by car?
That’s right — drive straight up at an average of 95km/h, and you could get to the moon in under a month.[/nextpage][nextpage]
7. Do you know that cruise control was created by a blind man?
Do you know that Modern cruise control (also known as a speedostat or tempomat) was invented in 1948 by the inventor and mechanical engineer Ralph Teetor? His idea was born out of the frustration of riding in a car driven by his lawyer, who kept speeding up and slowing down as he talked. Ralph Teetor was blind.[/nextpage][nextpage]
Bonus: Do you know that Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer.
Each day it produces about 13,000 cars. Ferrari, in contrast, produces a maximum of 14.[/nextpage]