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Old 10th April 2008, 16:37   #1
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Some interesting car trivia that i came across.
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Source: Car Mantra (VOL. 1 / ISSUE 2)

1. The most popular and affordable car in India
Currently, it is the Maruti 800. This passenger vehicle, in India, crossed the one million sales mark in 2005. This segment grows at 10-15% annually.

2. Every fifth car sold in India is an Alto
To meet the increasing demand of Indian car buyers, Maruti came out with a new model called the Alto, which has more power than the Maruti 800. Currently, out of every five cars sold in India, Alto is the fifth.

3. Car finance in India
Around 85% of the cars sold in India are financed by banks when compared to the global average of 70%. In the neighboring country of China, only 15-20% vehicles are financed.

4. Electrical wiring
On average there is about 3,000 feet of electrical wiring in every car.

5. The world’s first motor-accident
CThe first modern car design is credited to Karl Benz, who created a prototype of the modern car in 1885. However, machines running on steam-propelled engines were designed over a hundred years earlier and the first steam-propelled car was built by Nicolas Cugnot in 1769. Funnily enough, this car was quite popular till it hit a brick wall in 1771. This incident is still recognized as the world’s first motor accident. The vehicle is still preserved in the Conservatoire Nationale des Arts et Metiers in Paris.

6. A collection of cars
Sergio Goldvarg (Argentina) has a collection of over 7,000 cars which he has collected since 1962. All are on display in the Waffleworks restaurant, Hollywood, Florida, USA.

7. World’s widest road
160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.

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Its a myth. Please see the picture.
The Monumental Axis is just two separate avenues of 6 lanes each.
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160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
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Cool more intresting facts

1. The nitromethane injection produces 6000 BHP.
2. The fastest time for removing a car engine, and replacing it is 42 seconds
for a Ford Escort, on 21 November 1985.
3. Ferrari makes a maximum of 14 cars every day
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Its a myth. Please see the picture.
The Monumental Axis is just two separate avenues of 6 lanes each.
Thats was google told me too...
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This is very interesting piece Radhika - awaiting more!

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Radhika!
You're truly giving everything into your career. Great effort!

Would like to hear more!
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Thats quite an effort from someone who had nothing to do with cars. Anyone can cut & paste info from the net,but it sure looks like you are getting more involved with your job requirement!
Way to go,Radhika!
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Number 6 is interesting - 7000 Cars !!!

160 cars side by side sounds unbeleivable.
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Thank You. Thank You.
here come more even more interesting facts
cheers until more updatescheers: Enjoy'

The first cars did not have steering wheels. Drivers steered with a lever. The New York City Police Department used bicycles to pursue speeding motorists in 1898. The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902.

In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model T Fords, a record that has never been beaten.

The first gas gauge appeared in cars in 1922.

In 1923, 173 new inventions by women for cars had been reported. Among these inventions were a carburetor and an electric engine starter.

The first car radio was invented in 1929.

Buick introduced the first electric turn signals in 1938.

The Peanuts characters were first animated in 1957 for a Ford Fairlaine automobile commercial.

Most American car horns beep in the key of F.

The automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world today.

In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes!

The 1st automobile racetrack in the US was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which consists of 3 million cobblestones.

In its 1st year the VW Beetle sold only 330 cars in the United States.

Women spend more than $65 million on new cars and trucks, influence 80 percent of all new car purchases, and will buy 60 percent of new cars in 2001.

135 million cars travel the nation's roads and interstates each day.

The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

Courtesy: Anything About Cars - A Car Resource About Buying, Selling, Leasing Cars
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Didn't get this? Could you explain?
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Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
Its a myth. More info here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/791005-post3.html (Interesting Car Trivia)
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160 cars side by side sounds unbeleivable.

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the sound is key F i.e. the F note in the 7 musical notes. do re me fa kinds...


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Key of F?

Usually there are two horns, and both produce different note - in order to get a loud brash honk. What this "key of F" thingie possibly means is that both the horns generate notes within this key. That would mean one is making F note and the other is making either of A(3rd), Bb(4th) or C(5th).

If the horns are not in same key - then the sound produced when both are playing at same time would be horrible
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