4 Interesting Automobile Historical Facts

Automobiles have been around since as early as 1769, when the first steam engine powered automobiles were invented.

Here are 4 historical fun facts about automobiles:

1. Rolls-Royce Ltd. started as a car and airplane engine making company. In 1907 their first car, Silver Ghost, set a record for traversing during the Scottish reliability trials.

2. Henry Ford used to repair watches for his friends and family before going on to found the Ford Motor Company.

3. Volkswagen named several of its cars after wind terminology (example: Passat, a German word for trade wind, and Jetta, from Jet Stream).

4. Bob Marley owned a BMW because of the coincidence in its initials also representing Bob Marley and the Wailers.


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