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


8th August

1875

145 years ago

Jujiro Matsuda

Born on this day, Jujiro Matsuda, Japanese industrialist and businessman who founded automaker Mazda Motor Corporation.

Jujiro Matsuda

Jujiro Matsuda

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1904

116 years ago

Achille Varzi

Born on this day, Achille Varzi, Italian, the first driver in history to hold both the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia title in one season (1934).

Achille Varzi

Achille Varzi

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1926

94 years ago

Piero Drogo

Born on this day, Piero Drogo, Italian racing driver and coachbuilder from Italy. He participated in one Formula One Grand Prix, debuting on September 4, 1960. He scored no championship points. Continue Reading →

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1929

91 years ago

Jimmy Davies

Born on this day, Jimmy Davies, American racecar driver in Champ cars and midgets, the second man to win three USAC National Midget Championships.

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1953

67 years ago

Nigel Mansell

Born on this day, Nigel Mansell, the Formula One racer who won 29 Grand Prix races between 1980 and 1992. He retired from Formula-1 racing in 1992 to join the Haas-Newman Indy car racing team in the U.S., becoming an Indy car champion within his first year. He later returned to Formula One racing.

Nigel Mansell

Nigel Mansell

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1974

46 years ago

Andy Priaulx

Born on this day, Andy Priaulx, British racing. He is a European Touring Car Championship champion, three times World Touring Car Championship champion and the only FIA Touring Car champion to win an International level championship for four consecutive years (2004 to 2007).

Andy Priaulx

Andy Priaulx

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