Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

Born On This Day


22nd June

1917

100 years ago

George Fonder

Born on this day, George Fonder, American racecar driver. He made four Championship Car starts, including two in the Indianapolis 500 and drove as a relief driver in the 1954 Indianapolis 500 for two different teams after failing to qualify his own car. His best Champ Car finish was in the October 1949 race at Langhorne Speedway. Continue Reading →

George Fonder

George Fonder

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1943

74 years ago

Simo Lampinen

Born on this day, Simo Lampinen, Finnish former rally driver, and one of the first of the "Flying Finns" who came to dominate the sport. Having contracted polio at a young age, Lampinen was left with a pronounced limp, and as a result he was granted a driving licence aged 17 so he could travel to and from school more easily. He quickly graduated to competitive driving, and won the Finnish Rally Championship twice in succession in 1963 and 1964. Continue Reading →

Simo Lampinen (on the left) at the 1964 1000 Lakes Rally with co-driver Jyrki Ahava

Simo Lampinen (on the left) at the 1964 1000 Lakes Rally with co-driver Jyrki Ahava

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