10 Car Fun Facts That Will Crack You Up

When you look back into the car history, there’s a lot of wonderful and fun facts to look at. Like, the height of the worlds lowest street-legal car, or, number of cars in use on earth, or how long it takes a car with speed of 90KM/h to go to the moon. All weird and wonderful things to behold. In this article, we pick up the 10 of the most weird car fun fact to share with you.

Car fun fact 1:  There was a rumor that the sales of “Chevrolet Nova” in Mexica was sold poorly because “Nova”

means “ doesn’t go” in Spanish. After pointed out the issue, Genernal Motors executives changed

the model name to the Caribe, and the sales of the car took off.


Chevrolet Nova
The “Nova” in “Chevrolet Nova” means “does not go”.


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Car fun fact 2: In 1895, there was only 4 cars that were offically registered in USA. Maybe USA residents had to

learn how to share those 4-rare- cars during that time.


Car fun fact 3: More than 90% of drivers confess that they have been sung when they are driving.


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Car fun fact 4: The first known paper speeding ticket issued to Harry Myers – a driver in Dayton Ohio in 1904.

Mr. Myers was driving 12 miles per hour when the speed limit was 8 miles per hours on straight-

a-ways and 4 miles per hour when turning.


Car fun fact: The first known paper speeding ticket
The first known paper speeding ticket was in 1904, for the driving of 12 miles per hour.


Car fun fact 5:  If you lived in 1960, I would have to pay only US$ 3000 for a brand new luxury Buick Le Sabre.

Unfortunately, with the same amount of money, you can only buy a transmission, a steering wheel

and two front doors today.


 US$ 3000 new Buick Le Sabre in 1960
US$ 3000 for a brand new luxury Buick Le Sabre, in 1960.


Car fun fact 6:  You may have never heard of the name Mary Anderson, but you’ve probably used her invention

thousands of times in your life. She is an inventor of the first windshield wipers.

Windshield wiper
First windshield wipers invented


Car fun fact  7:  In Russia, it’s a criminal offense to drive around in dirty car even when the dirt is as pretty as a



Dirty cars equal criminal offense in Russia
Dirty cars equal criminal offense in Russia.


Car fun fact 8:  The world oldest running car which has really long car-model name – De Dion Bouton Et

Trepardoux Dos-A- Dos – was manufactured in France in 1884. It was sold at auction for US$

4.62 million in 2011.


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Car fun fact 9:  The world’s highest ever motoring fine belongs to a Swedish driver when a radar machines caught

him driving at close to 300 km/h on the A12 motorway (Switzerland). The fine was around

538,000 Pounds (650,000 Euros), 4 times higher than his 140,000 Pounds Mercedes SLS AMG.

There is no limitation for the fine in Switzerland. The level of the fine always depends on a

person’s income – and clearly the suspect in this speeding affair is very rick indead.


Car fun fact 10. When you are looking for a car, fuel type is one of the facts that impacts to your buying decision.

There are a lot of fuel type such as Gasoline, Diesel, Electronic, Hybrid, CNG,etc. But have you

ever heard about a car that uses Cappuccino Coffee as fuel? It is not a joke. The “Car-puccino”

was heavily modified from a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco for a British TV show. The purpose of

building this car is to provet that just about anything can be turned into car fuel these days. The

cost of running this “Car-puccino” is 50 times higher than the cost of running a car on petrol and

for every miles it will consume 56 cups of espresso.


Cappuccino Coffee Car
A car that uses Cappuccino Coffee


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