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


24th January

1871

150 years ago

Albert Russel Erskine

Born on this day, Albert Russel Erskine, American businessman who worked in a number of manufacturing industries before joining the Studebaker motor car manufacturing firm in 1911. He served as Studebaker's President from 1915 until it the firm encountered severe financial problems in 1933, when he committed suicide by shooting himself. He is buried at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville.

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1901

120 years ago

Edward Turner

Born on this day, Edward Turner, engineer and designer of the Triumph motorcycles, the Ariel Square Four and the Damiler V8 engine. He was born in London, on the day King Edward VII was proclaimed King.

Edward Turner

Edward Turner

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1918

103 years ago

Arthur Cross

Born on this day, Arthur Cross. A decorated American military veteran of World War II and the 1951 AAA National Midget champion, Cross was the first ever Indy 500 Rookie of the Year Award winner finishing 5th in the 1952 race. In 1953 he came close to winning the Indy 500 in a dirt-track car, finishing second to Bill Vukovich. Continue Reading →

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1943

78 years ago

Tony Trimmer

Born on this day, Tony Trimmer, a British former racing driver from England, who won the Shell British Formula 3 Championship and E.R. Hall Trophy in 1970. Continue Reading →

Tony Trimmer

Tony Trimmer

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1953

68 years ago

Steve Parrish

Born on this day, Steve Parrish, British motorcycle racer, 5-time European truck racing champion, and TV announcer. Parrish turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. Parrish was team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki in the 1977 500cc world championship, finishing fifth overall, but returned to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc ACU 'Gold Star' Champion. Continue Reading →

Steve Parrish

Steve Parrish

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1954

67 years ago

Jo Gartner

Born on this day, Jo Gartner, Formula One and sports car endurance driver from Austria. Winning the 1983 Pau Formula 2 Grand Prix was quite an achievement, considering the elderly machinery he was forced to use throughout his career. But the Austrian fought his way into Formula 1 gathering the funds to race a second Osella as of the 1984 San Marino Grand Prix. Continue Reading →

Jo Gartner

Jo Gartner

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1969

52 years ago

Bryan Nesbitt

Born on this day, Bryan Nesbitt, who designed the Chevrolet HHR. He has been criticized for the similarity of that vehicle to his previous Chrysler PT Cruiser design for Chrysler. In February 2004, Nesbitt was appointed the Executive Director at GM Europe's design center. Continue Reading →

Bryan Nesbitt

Bryan Nesbitt

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1983

38 years ago

Scott Andrew Speed

Born on this day, Scott Andrew Speed, an American race car driver. Formerly a driver for the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula1 team, he made his Formula 1 race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix; becoming the first American to race in Formula1 since Michael Andretti in 1993. Speed later turned his career towards stock car racing; specifically NASCAR, where he has driven for Red Bull Racing Team, Whitney Motorsports, and Leavine Family Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

Scott Andrew Speed

Scott Andrew Speed

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