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


25th May

1923

96 years ago

Henry "Smokey" Yunick

Born on this day, Henry "Smokey" Yunick, American mechanic and car designer associated with motorsports. Yunick was deeply involved in the early years of NASCAR, and he is probably most associated with that racing genre. He participated as a racer, designer, and held other jobs related to the sport, but was best known as a mechanic, builder, and crew chief. Continue Reading →

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Henry "Smokey" Yunick

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1940

79 years ago

Tony Southgate

Born on this day, Tony Southgate, British engineer and former racing car designer. He designed many successful cars, including Jaguar's Le Mans-winning XJR-9, and cars for almost every type of circuit racing. He was responsible for the chassis design of Ford's RS200 Group B rally car.

Tony Southgate

Tony Southgate

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1963

56 years ago

Ukyo Katayama

Born on this day, Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver, most notable for competing six years in Formula One. He participated in 97 Grands Prix, debuting on March 1, 1992. He scored a total of five championship points, all of them for the Tyrell team in 1994.

Ukyo Katayama

Ukyo Katayama

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