Fun Car Facts: Part 3

It’s that time again: Fun Car Facts time! We hope you enjoyed the first two installations. Here is a third for your entertainment!

Historical Car Facts

The automobile is a relatively recent creation. Let’s take a look at some important events along its historical time line:

  • The first car to be put up for sale was the Benz in 1887.
  • In 1897, the first auto insurance policy was bought in Massachusetts.
  • In 1901, the first Grand Prix was won by a driver going approximately 46 miles an hour.
  • In 1923, windshield wipers became a standard safety feature on cars.a photo of a vintage racing car
  • Also in 1923, radios were first offered as car accessories.
  • In 1930, the first Indianapolis 500’s winning speed was approximately 100mph.
  • In 1939, turn signals were invented and added to cars.
  • In 1946, power windows were introduced.
  • Seat belts became standard installations in 1963.
  • In 1974, due to a shortage of oil, the government enacted a top highway speed of 55mph.

It’s fun to learn about the history of automobiles and their milestones. If you have a question about your current vehicle’s transmission, we are happy to help. Call us today!