Cars. So many people own them and use them daily. They have become a part of nearly everything we do and every place we go. Here are some interesting facts about cars that can make for fun conversation starters.
Lots of people like fast cars, and that’s particularly true about race car drivers. The Formula 1 has the aerodynamics to be able to drive at 120 mph through a tunnel upside down! The fastest automobile, the Hennessey Venom GT, has been clocked at over 270 mph on a straight stretch. On the flip side, the first speeding ticket ever issued was to a driver going 8 mph. Can people even slow down to 8 mph these days without stopping completely?
You may think of a car as a single unit. However, it is made up of thousands of individual parts. Custom metal fabrication plays a huge role in creating all the right shapes and sizes of parts needed to make your vehicle run and get you safely where you want to go.
You may have your odometer set for a long trip to see how far you’ve gone, or you may have looked at it to see the total number of miles you’ve put on your car. Have you ever wondered how many miles a single car is capable of going? How about 2.85 million miles. If there were a road to the moon, that car could have gone there and back nearly six times! If the speed limit on that road were set at 60 mph and you traveled nonstop, it would take you less than a month to reach your destination.
There are many more fun facts about cars. Do a little research and amaze your friends with your knowledge of one of man’s favorite toys.