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.

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Born On This Day


4th July

1907

115 years ago

Ernst Loof

Born on this day, Ernst Loof, German automotive engineer and racing driver from Neindorf, Germany who contributed to the design of the BMW 328 sports car in the late 1930s. Loof was also a famous motorcycle racer and designer, who scored numerous successes in pre-war years for Imperia of Bad Godesberg and for BMW. He later became one of the founders of the Veritas company, successful in Formula 2 with the Meteor racer in the immediate post-war period.

Ernst Loof

Ernst Loof

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1914

108 years ago

Giuseppe Bertone

Born on this day, Giuseppe Bertone, famed automobile designer and constructor. After racing Fiats, O.S. Continue Reading →

Giovanni Bertone (left) with his son Giuseppe

Giovanni Bertone (left) with his son Giuseppe "Nuccio" Bertone (right)

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1948

74 years ago

Rene Arnoux

Born on this day, Rene Arnoux, French drover who competed in 12 Formula One seasons (1978 to 1989). He participated in 165 World Championship Grands Prix (149 starts) winning seven of them, achieving 22 podium finishes and scoring 181 career points. His best finish in the World Drivers' Championship was third in 1983 for Ferrari.

Rene Arnoux

Rene Arnoux

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