*DID YOU KNOW? – NANA SETH – FAST FACTS ABOUT CARS AND CAR HISTORY – PART 1

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Most Americans’ car horns beep in the key of F.

The name Jeep came from the abbreviation used in the army for the “General Purpose” vehicle, G.P.

At a speed of 62 mph (100 km/h), a car covers a distance of 92 ft (28 m) during the time you take your eyes off the road to read the speedometer.

If a car is traveling at 55 mph (90 km/h) it will travel 56 ft (22 m) before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake.

In 1895, Hampshire police handed out the first ever speeding ticket, fining a man for doing 6mph.

After having failed twice, Henry Ford’s first successful car operation opened Detroit in 1896.

Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

The Dodge brothers Horace and John were Jewish, that’s why the first Dodge emblem had a star of David in it.

The first mechanical four-wheel drive system for automobiles was invented by Jacobus Spyker in 1902.

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