• The fasted recorded time for removing an engine and replacing it is 42 seconds. The record was set using a Ford Escort on November 21, 1985.
  • The dashboard was originally a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse carriage that kept mud from splattering the driver.
  • The world’s lowest street-legal car is 19 inches. It was built by Perry Watkins from Buckinghamshire, and is nicknamed the “Flatmobile.”
  • The first coin-operated parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935.
  • Mary Ward was an amateur scientist who was the first person to be a victim of traffic death when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins in 1869.
  • The oldest surviving automobile was built in 1884 for the Count De Dion in France. It was auctioned off for $4.6 million in 2011.
  • Using your horn while stationary in the U.K. will cost you 30 pounds.
  • British drivers will spend about 99 days stuck in traffic over the course of their lifetime.
  • Many British traffic police officers carry teddy bears with them in case of an accident, in order to console any children involved.
  • The average British car remains parked about 90% of their lifetime.
  • For approximately $49 in China, you can have someone drive your car through a traffic jam while being escorted away on a motorbike.
  • In a Saab, you can play pong. The game is included as an Easter egg in the on-board computer.
  • While Hitler was in prison, he wrote to a Mercedes-Benz dealership, begging for a car loan.
  • The Ford Fiesta has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.K. for 4 years. Over 100,000 are sold each year.
  • In South Africa, BMWs were once equipped with flame throwers (in the late 90s), in order to prevent car jackings.
  • Ferrari produces a maximum of 14 cars per day, while Toyota manufactures the most cars, producing 13,000 cars per day.
  • Eighty percent of registered vehicles in Albania are Mercedes-Benz.
  • Holding a remote car key to your ear doubles its range because the human skull acts as an amplifier.
  • Eighty percent of Formula One teams use an exhaust pipe coating originally developed for nuclear reactors.
  • In Korea, drivers over the age of 75 must display a mark called the “Koreisha,” which mean “elderly car,” on the back of their vehicle.

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