Ten Crazy Car facts!

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Do you love random facts about cars?  Well here are 10 fun facts about cars you might enjoy!
  1. Enzo Ferrari was quoted as saying to a man, “You may be able to drive a tractor, but you never will be able to handle a Ferrari properly.”  The man was very upset and vowed to create the perfect car.  His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini!
  2. The existence of the car was predicted in the 1200’s but a Franciscan friar monk named Roger Bacon.
  3. The BMW M5 is so quiet the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to “remind” the driver of their car’s performance.
  4. One of the first flying cars was a Ford Pinto.  It’s inventor was killed when the wings came off mid flight.
  5. If you were driving a Ford Model T through steep hills, your car would just stop working.  The model relied on gravity to feed the carburetor so driving up a steep hill fuel is unable to reach the carburetor, so you just stop! So how did they drive the Ford Model T up steep hills?  They would climb the hills in reverse.  
  6. President Lyndon B. Johnson owned an Amphibious car called the Amphicar.  He use to scare his guests by driving them into the lake screaming about brake failure.
  7. Nissan invented an artificial butt to test car seats.
  8. At one time it was against the law to slam your car door in Switzerland.
  9. The dashboard was originally a piece of wood attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage.  This board would prevent mud from splattering the driver as the horse galloped.
  10. Believe it or not, 19 people can be crammed into a smart car!
There you have it, 10 fun car facts that you probably didn’t know!
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