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Post a single Car based pub fact

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KillerHERTZ, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    As per title, post a random, 1 line car fact (for use in the pub)

    I'll start:

    1) Racecar backwards is racecar
     
  2. markjay

    markjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The first production electric car was built by Thoma Parker in London in 1884.
     
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    markjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Up to 1976 London Taxis still have to carry a bale of hay in their boot.
     
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    markjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ...is this the sort of thing you had in mind?
     
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    KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    The 3 prongs on the Mercedes logo represent Land, Air & Sea.
     
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    camerafodder Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There must be more taxis than that in London MJ? What about all the others?
     
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    lfckeeper Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The cruise control inventor was blind
     
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    Ferrari in some Italian dialect means Blacksmith

    Blacksmith the Blacksmith Tightens

    (Ferrari La Ferrari Aperta)
     
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    Lol, laughed out loud then..
    Note sure if that is an intentional Mickey take CameraFodder.. but..

    He was referring to the year (1976) when they had to carry hay..
    Not the number of taxis..
     
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    Charles Morgan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    August Horch (Horch means listen in German) founded Horch cars and then founded Audi (which means listen in Latin). These two companies merged with DKW and NSU to form Auto Union, whose four ring logo went on to be that of Audi.
     
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    Charles Morgan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Recaro seats takes its name from Reutter Carozzerie, a carriage maker turned car body maker, who built the Porsche 356 bodywork before splitting into a Porsche owned production plant and a seat maker.
     
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    If we can go back to 1976 then ...

    The Vauxhall specified method of adjusting valve clearances on their push rod engine was to do it with the engine running !
     
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    Alpina, the BMW tuning house, orginally made typewriters until the owners son decided there was more future in tuning cars than making typewriters.

    Like Recaro, Alpina tuning started in 1965.
     
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    OK now? :D
     
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    AC Motors became famous for their very powerful Cobras but made their money producing the famous 3 wheeled invalid carriage for the NHS.
     
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    You might have added that AC stands for Auto Carriers...
     
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    Fixed that for you Charles. :):)
     
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    On which planets in the Solar System can you find vehicles? Earth and Mars (the moon is not a planet).
     
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