The automobile: the modern marvel that has transformed our world. And frankly, they are just fun. Did you know there are 1 billion on the roads worldwide today?
You don't have to be a gearhead to love car trivia. Here are some interesting facts we find cool at Sherwood Auto Repair.
The most popular color for a car is white and each car has roughly 30,000 parts. That's an astounding number to keep working correctly. Many people think the Bugatti Veyron is the world's fastest car, but the Hennessey Venom outpaced the Veyron by 0.8 of a second with a top speed of 270.49mph.
More than 70 million cars are built each year; the Ford Motor Company produces up to 10,000 a day though Ferrari only builds 14 a day. Speaking of Ferrari, after a cutting insult from Ferruccio Lamborghini about how noisy and rough the Ferrari car was, Ferrari retorted he didn't appreciate comments from a "middle-aged tractor manufacturer." Game on! A short four months later in 1963, Lamborghini unveiled the 350 GTV at the Turin Motor Show.
The man who invented cruise control, Ralph Teetor was blind and the highest total mileage from a single car was Irv Gordon's 1968 P1800 Volvo which drove a whopping 3,000,000 miles!
The world record for the fastest removal of and replacing a car engine is 42 seconds. At Sherwood Auto Repair, we might not strive to break that astonishing record, but our record of customer service and top-notch automotive car speaks for itself. Schedule your appointment today and let us keep your car in proper working condition, even if it can't go 270 miles an hour…..
Sherwood Auto Repair
9965 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd,
Tualatin, OR, 97062