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


16th January

1853

166 years ago

Andre Michelin

Born on this day, Andre Michelin, French tyre manufacturer, who with his brother Edouard, founded the Michelin Tyre Co to manufacture bicycle tyres. The Michelin Man is one of the world’s oldest trademarks, dating from 1898. Andre said that his Michelin Man was based on his chubby brother Eduoard, who, he said, resembled a stack of tyres. Continue Reading →

Andre Michelin

Andre Michelin

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1903

116 years ago

William Grover-Williams

Born on this day, William Grover-Williams, Britsih driver who won the 1928 French Grand Prix. In 1929 he won the inaugural Monaco Grand Prix in his British racing green Bugatti 35B beating the high favourite for the race, Rudolf Caracciola in his mighty Mercedes. After winning the 1931 Belgian GP and the Grand Prix de la Baule three consecutive years from 1931 to 1933, his career faded away. Continue Reading →

William Grover-Williams

William Grover-Williams

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1930

89 years ago

Luki Botha

Born on this day, Luki Botha, Formula One driver from South Africa, who raced in one World Championship Grand Prix, driving a privately-entered Brabham BT11 in the 1967 South African Grand Prix.

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1935

84 years ago

Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt

Born on this day, Anthony Joseph "A.J." Foyt, driver who won the Indianapolis 500 (four times), the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and holds the all-time USAC Champ Car career wins record with 159 victories. He won the American Sportscasters Association Sports Legend Award in 1993 and was voted Driver of the Century by a panel of experts and the Associated Press.

A J Foyt

A J Foyt

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1937

82 years ago

Luiz Bueno

Born on this day, Luiz Bueno, a former racing driver from Brazil, who participated in 1 World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, scoring no championship points. He also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races.

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1952

67 years ago

Piercarlo Ghinzani

Born on this day, Piercarlo Ghinzani, Formula One and endurance racer, who currently manages his own racing team, Team Ghinzani. He competed in over 100 Grand Prix’s for Osella, Toleman, Ligier, and Zakspeed scoring no points or podium finishes.

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