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  • Automotive Fun Fact: Fastest Engine Swap

    Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by radair-admin No Comments

    Automotive Trivia: Who Completed the Quickest Engine Swap? In November of 1985, a team of four UK Royal Marines changed the engine of a Ford Escort in 42 seconds. The team practiced for two weeks and the car likely included many modifications to accomplish the task. Regardless, it made for a funny British television show! You […]

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  • Way Back Wednesday: Electric Cars Are Older Than You Think

    Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by radair-admin No Comments

    Cleveland, Ohio is Home to First Electric Cars Since the invention of the electric motor, many people have dreamed of and engineered electric vehicles. The first electric motor was invented in 1834 by Thomas Davenport in Vermont. He dreamed of electric trains and cars, but his inventions failed due to the poor quality of early […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: The Cozy Coupe

    Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by radair-admin No Comments

    America’s #1 Selling Car Born in Hudson, Ohio Does this plastic red-and-yellow car have a special place in your childhood memories? If so, you’re not alone. The ‘Cozy Coupe’ was introduced by Little Tikes in 1979. For many years, the Cozy Coupe, which reminds us of both Fred Flintstone and a Volkswagen Beetle, outsold many […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: It’s a Doozy!

    Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by radair-admin No Comments

    The Auto Team at Rad Air Examines Popular Phrase Many people use this phrase to describe something shocking, funny, impressive or just down-right crazy. Have you ever said it? “It’s a doozy!” The origin of this phrase is unclear, but there are a few theories: 1. It could be an altered version of the popular […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: World’s Oldest Car

    Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by radair-admin No Comments

    Rad Air Prepares for Cleveland AutoRama with Fun Fact With the Piston-Powered Auto-Rama just around the corner, we are looking forward to seeing all of the cool cars, motorcycles and aircrafts the area has to offer! So, we decided to look back at the world’s oldest running vehicle. It is definitely the oldest and it […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: World’s Highest Speeding Fines

    Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by radair-admin No Comments

    Cleveland Auto Mechanics Explore World’s Highest Speeding Fines  Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? How much was the fine? Well, you might consider yourself lucky after learning today’s automotive fun fact! Most speeding fines top out at $2,500 in the United States. In other parts of the world, speeding tickets can cost much more. […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: How Cup Holders Arrived in American Autos

    Posted on: July 10th, 2013 by radair-admin No Comments

    Rad Air Auto Technicians Look at History of Car Cup Holders. Can you imagine a world without cup holders?  We quizzed our Facebook followers and asked them to guess the year modern-day cup holders became available in American cars.  It wasn’t until 1983 when the built-in cup holder, capable of holding a variety of cup shapes […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: First License Plates

    Posted on: April 23rd, 2013 by radair-admin No Comments

    Automotive Trivia from our Family of Auto Shops As a family of automotive repair shops, we are always talking about cars.  Have you ever wondered who had the first license plate and where it was from?  Our team of expert automotive technicians did some research and dug up the answers! In 1901 New York was […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: First Steering Wheel

    Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by radair-admin No Comments

    First Steering Wheel Invented in Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland is rich with automotive history.  The auto industry was started in Cleveland by a man named Alexander Winton.  Winton was a bicycle manufacturer who became interested in automobiles.  His first car designs used bicycle tires for wheels.  He formed the Winton Motor Carriage Company in 1897 and […]

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  • Automotive Fun Fact: The General Lee

    Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by radair-admin No Comments

    Rad Air Auto Shops Look Back at Iconic TV Car The famous 1969 Dodge Charger, better known as (the) General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, was launched for the first time by a stuntman on the set of the show on November 11, 1978. The jump was 16 feet high, 82 feet long, and […]

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