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


24th May

1942

75 years ago

Hannu Mikkola

Born on this day, Hannu Mikkola, world champion rally driver. He was a seven time winner of the 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland and won the RAC Rally in Great Britain four times between 1972 and 1984. Mikkola's rally career spanned 31 years, starting with a Volvo PV544 in 1963, but his most successful period was during the 1970s and 1980s. Continue Reading →

Hannu Mikkola

Hannu Mikkola

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1947

70 years ago

Martin Winterkorn

Born on this day, Professor Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG), and Scania AB. He succeeded Bernd Pischetsrieder as Chairman of Volkswagen AG on 1 January 2007. Continue Reading →

Martin Winterkorn

Martin Winterkorn

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1958

59 years ago

Chip Ganassi

Born on this day, Chip Ganassi, former American racecar driver, who is currently the owner and president of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, which operates teams on the IndyCar, NASCAR and Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series circuit. His NASCAR operation is under the banner Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, after a merger with Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

Chip Ganassi

Chip Ganassi

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1963

54 years ago

Ivan Capelli

Born on this day, Ivan Capelli, Italian, former Formula One driver. He participated in 98 Grands Prix, debuting on 6 October 1985. He achieved three podiums, and scored a total of 31 championship points. Continue Reading →

Ivan Capelli

Ivan Capelli

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1966

51 years ago

Ricky Craven

Born on this day, Ricky Craven, ESPN’s NASCAR analyst. As a NASCAR driver he won in four different series—the K&N Pro Series, and the three national series. Craven is perhaps most well known for winning the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, beating Kurt Busch in the closest finish in Cup Series history.

Ricky Craven

Ricky Craven

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1969

48 years ago

Paolo Coloni

Born on this day, Paolo Coloni, Italian racing driver. He is currently team principal at Coloni Motorsport, a motor racing team founded in 1981 by his father, Enzo Coloni.

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