Fun, Historical Car Facts

Men have been in love with cars since their invention. Love stories have included some of the most amazing cars a person can imagine.  Our cars are part of us and can reflect who we are, or at least who we think we are.   ICC Collision Centers knows the love of cars.  We have the passion for that beautiful ride as well.  Here are some interesting car facts showing how cars have impacted our lives for many years. 
*Adolf Hitler asked Ferdinand Porsche to make a Volkswagen, which literally means ‘People’s Car’ in German.  This car went on to be the Volkswagen Beetle.  It has been said that this drawing is actually Hitler’s own sketch of what he wanted the car to look like.


** The most expensive car ever sold at public auction was a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 race car.  This beauty sold for a staggering $30 million at Bonhams in July 2013.  The record had been held by the 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype which sold for $16.4 million. 
*** When Henry Ford was a young man he use to repair watches for his family and friends using tools he had made himself.  He used a corset stay as tweezers and a filed shingle nail as a screwdriver.
****In 1961 55% of the cars in the world, yes the WORLD, were Model T Fords!  This is still an unbroken record 99 years later!
***** The British luxury car marque Aston Martin’s name came from one of its founders Lionel Martin who use to race at Aston Hills near Aston Clinton.
****** Volkswagen names many of its cars after wind.  Example- Golf –Gulf Stream, Polo – Polar winds, Jetta – Jet Stream and Passat- A German word for trade wind.
******* Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley owned a BMW, not for prestige but because of the initials for Bob Marley & the Wailers. J
ICC Collision knows your vehicle is important to you.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a BMW, Ford, Chevy or Aston Martin it’s your pride and joy!  We ensure your vehicle is repaired to pre-accident condition or restored to its original beauty.   With several locations to serve you, we are always close by!