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


15th July

1893

126 years ago

Morris Markin

Born on this day, Morris Markin, Russian-born American businessman who founded the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company (which would later become the Checker Motors Corporation). In 1921, Markin entered the automobile business when he collected an auto body manufacturing company from an engineer named Lomberg. Markin had loaned fifteen-thousand-dollars to Lomberg earlier in an effort to keep the company afloat. Continue Reading →

Morris Markin

Morris Markin

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1914

105 years ago

B Bira

Born on this day, "B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Bhanutej Bhanubandh), a member of the Royal Thai family, Birabongse came to England in 1927 to study at Eton and Cambridge. He started racing in 1935 with a Riley and a MG Magnette. Continue Reading →

B. Bira

B. Bira

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1928

91 years ago

Elmer George

Born on this day, Elmer George, American race car driver, who drove in the AAA and USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1956–1963 seasons with 64 starts, including the Indianapolis 500 races in 1957, 1962, and 1963. He finished in the top ten 36 times, with one victory, in 1957 at Syracuse.

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1929

90 years ago

Ian Stewart

Born on this day, Ian Stewart, Scottish driver who participated in one World Championship Grand Prix, for the Scottish Ecurie Ecosse team, on 18 July 1953. He failed to finish due to an ignition fault, and scored no championship points. He also competed in several non-Championship Grands Prix.

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1952

67 years ago

John Cleland

Born on this day, John Cleland, Scottish driver who raced autocross and hill climbs in the 1970s, before achieving success in British Production Car and Thundersaloon championships. He joined Vauxhall for the 1989 British Touring Car Championship and is currently a co-commentator alongside Martin Haven on the English world feed of the World Touring Car Championship used by Eurosport.

John Cleland

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