10 Fun Facts About Cars


Although cars can seem like a pretty mundane topic, there are plenty of car-related facts that have the potential to whet your appetite for learning more about the automotive industry. Here are ten of our favorites:


1. The average person spends two weeks of their entire life waiting at red lights.

2. The first car for sale in the U.S. was the Curved Dash Oldsmobile for $650.

3. The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902. At this time, cars could only drive up to 45mph.

4. The best-selling car of all time is the Toyota Corolla with over 30 million sales.

5. The most expensive city in the world to park in is London.

6. Very early cars didn’t have steering wheels. Instead, you had to steer with a lever!

7. The heaviest limousine weighs over 50,000 pounds and houses up to 40 passengers. It also has three lounges and a bar!

8. The largest speeding fine ever given is $1,000,000. It was given in Switzerland to someone driving 180mph.

9. The fastest car of all time is the jet-powered Thrust SSC. It reached 763 mph in 1997.

10. The most people stuffed into a single smart car is 19.