From cars that throw flames to the first speeding ticket -- there are some really quirky car facts out there.
The folks over at Carloan4U put together a list of weird car facts.
First speeding ticket was issued in 1902. Most cars could barely reach 45 mph at time.
The first road traffic death was in 1896
The first electric traffic lights were launched in Wolverhampton in 1927.
The Dashboard was originally a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage that prevented mud from splattering.
The first car damaged in a crash in 1769 is preserved in a museum in Paris.
The first coin-operated parking meter was installed in 1935 in Oklahoma City.
Flat, asphalt roads were introduced for cyclists, not motorists.
Stock car racing has its origins in moonshine runners. They modified their cars so they could outrun police.
The most expensive car ever made was a 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe. It was $8.7 million.
A special Rolls-Royce hood ornament was made in 2008 that was diamond-encrusted. The hood ornament sold for $200,000.
The largest speeding fine ever was $1 million and was given to a Swedish man clocked doing 180 mph in Switzerland, where fines are proportionate to income.
The fine for the first motor offence in the UK was 5 shillings. It was issued to John Henry Knight for not having a license.
You can play Pong in a Saab. The game is included in the on-board computer.
19 people can fit into a Smart Car
80 percent of the cars registered in Albania are Mercedes-Benz.
While in prison, Hitler wrote to a Mercedes-Benz dealership begging for a car loan.
Hong Kong is the city with the most Rolls Royce per capita.
Volkswagen named many of their cars after winds.
"It's a doozy" has its origins in Dusenberg automobiles, which were regarded in the 1920s as the most luxurious cars in the world.
For 4 years, the Ford Fiesta has been the best-selling vehicle in the UK.
South African BMWs can be equipped with flame-throwers to prevent carjackings.
Ferrari produces a maximum of 14 cars per day.
Toyota is the world's largest car manufacturer. About 13,000 are produced every day.
99 days will be spent stuck in traffic by the average British driver over the course of their life.
Many British police officers carry teddy bears to console children after car crashes.
90 percent of drivers sing behind the wheel.
The new car smell is composed of more than 50 volatile organic compounds. They are non-toxic.
The automobile is the most recycled product in the world.
1 out of 4 cars produced in the world comes from China.
It would take 6 months to reach the moon if you could drive straight upward at 60 mph.
Steve Jobs' car never had a license plate due to a loophole in California state law.
960 million hours is the amount of time Britons collectively waste in traffic jams each year.
A modern F1 car can drive upside down in a tunnel at 120 mph
Holding a remote car key to your head doubles its range because your skull acts like an amplifier.
A car has been developed in Germany that is controlled solely by the thoughts of the driver.
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