The human race started thinking about cars and the possibility of moving without effort in the seventeenth century, when the first steam driven vehicles where the dream of all the rich and powerful.
Some years later, in 1801, a man from the United Kingdom called Richard Trevithick built an amazing steam car. Although their popularity decayed with time, these vehicles were the primitive cars of history, their true origin.
Almost a century after this, the first cars started popping here and there and everywhere. And, let us tell you this, they have generated some really quirky histories, which are now gathered in our latest infographic “50 Quirky Facts About Cars”.
For instance, did you know that the first speeding ticket was issued in 1902, when most cars couldn’t even reach 45 miles per hour? Man, that was fast… Or did you know that the world’s lowest street-legal car has only 19 inches of height?
It’s called the “Flatmobile” and it was built by Perry Watkins, from Buckinghamshire. And these are just some historical facts… Wait until you see the other sections of our infographic, like the one about famous brands.
Speaking of brands (and also safety), did you know that BMWs in South Africa can have flame-throwers to prevent cases of carjacking? And did you know that Honk Kong is the city in the world with more Rolls Royce per capita?
So, learning much about cars? This is a sample of how much fun you can have with our newest infographic.