Useless Automotive Trivia
1. Did you know the three points of the star Mercedes-Benz uses for it’s logo are a representation for the three principle modes of transportation, which include; land, sea and air.
2. Did you know MG stands for Morris Garage
3. Did you know Audi’s four circle logo represents the four companies Wanderer, Audi, Horch and DKW that joined together to make today's Audi Union, a division of VW.
4. Did you know the Gulf Oil Company was the first to offer free road maps in 1913.
5. Did you know Chevrolets Bowtie emblem first appeared in 1914.
6. Did you know Ford introduced the first electric trunk release in 1958.
7. Due to the energy crisis the 1974 Daytona 500 was shortened to 180 laps, 450 miles. This was also the year that the 55mph speed limit was enacted.
8. Did you know the Peanuts characters were first animated in 1957 for a Ford commercial.
9. Did you know most American car horns are in the key of F.
10. Did you know the first Japanese car that was built in the US was the Honda Accord. November of 1982 the first US built Accord left the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.
11 .Did you know that in 1965 Chevrolet sold more the one million Impalas. This is a single year sales record that still stands today.
12. Did you know that all cars sold in the US in 1974 came equipped with an interlock system that did not allow the car to start unless the driver fastened his seatbelt. Most people just left the belt fastened and sat on top of it or just disabled the system. It was gone the next year.
13. Did you know the first ABS equipped production car was the 1966 Jensen FF Interceptor.
14. Did you know The 1973 Oldsmobile Toronado was the first car with a passenger air bag intended for sale to the public.
15. Did you know there were just 300 Corvettes built in 1953. All painted Polo White. Write your post here.