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 November

1896

122 years ago

Leonard Percy Lord, 1st Baron Lambury

Born on this day, Leonard Percy Lord, 1st Baron Lambury KBE, a captain of the British motor industry, who was General manager of Morris before being appointed Chairman of the Austin Motor Company in 1946.

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1898

120 years ago

Fowler McCormick

Born on this day, Fowler McCormick, President of International Harvester from 1941-1946, and Chairman of the Board from 1946-1951. Fowler (full name Harold Fowler McCormick Jr.) was the son of Harold F. McCormick and grandson of Cyrus McCormick.

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1908

110 years ago

Karl (Carlo) Abarth

Born on this day, Karl (Carlo) Abarth, an Italian-Austrian automobile designer who in 1949 founded the Abarth & C. company with Cisitalia racing driver Guido Scagliarini in Bologna,using his astrological sign, the Scorpio, as the company logo.The same year, Abarth & Co moved to Turin. Continue Reading →

Karl (Carlo) Abarth

Karl (Carlo) Abarth

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1932

86 years ago

Jerry Unser

Born on this day, Jerry Unser, was an American racecar driver, the 1957 USAC Stock Car champion. Jerry was the first of the Unser family to compete at Indianapolis. In his only start, in 1958, he was caught up in a 13-car pileup on the first lap and flew over the turn three wall, miraculously emerging unhurt. Continue Reading →

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1936

82 years ago

Pete Brock

Born on this day, Pete Brock, former US racing car designer who in the early 1960s he worked with Carroll Shelby at Shelby American where he was the designer for the iconic Shelby Daytona coupe.

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1946

72 years ago

Alan Docking

Born on this day, Alan Docking, Australian who in 1946 founded the Alan Docking Racing (ADR) motor racing team based in Silverstone, United Kingdom.

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1955

63 years ago

Gustavo Trelles

Born on this day, Gustavo Trelles, Uruguayan rally driver. He competed actively in the World Rally Championship from 1988 to 1993, mainly with a Lancia Delta Integrale, and from 1996 to 2002 with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

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