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


14th October

1857

162 years ago

Elwood Haynes

Born on this day, Elwood Haynes, US engineer and inventor. Haynes designed one of the earlier American automobiles, the Haynes "Pioneer." He was also an accomplished metallurgist: He patented stainless steel, stellite and a cobalt-chromium alloy that was used to make sharp dental and surgical tools. Continue Reading →

Elwood Haynes

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1909

110 years ago

Bernd Rosemeyer

Born on this day, Bernd Rosemeyer. Originally a motorcycle racer, Rosemeyer didn't hesitate upon the invitation to become a member of the Auto Union team in 1935, winning his first major car race right away at the Masarykring. In 1936 he became European champion by winning the German, Swiss, and Italian Grands Prix. Continue Reading →

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1947

72 years ago

Riky von Opel,

Born on this day, Rikki von Opel, who went on to race Formula One for the Ensign team as well as numerous races in Formula Two and Formula Three. He was a 4th generation descendent of Opel car company founder Adam Opel, heir to the family fortune, the pride of tax refuge Liechtenstein. Long before Andrea de Cesaris or Pedro Diniz, von Opel was the original racing rich kid. Continue Reading →

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1967

52 years ago

Jason Plato

Born on this day, Jason Plato, British racing car driver currently competing in the BTCC for MG KX Momentum Racing. He is a two time BTCC champion having previously won the series in 2001 when driving for Vauxhall and 2010 for Silverline Chevrolet. He has finished in the top 3 in the championship 9 times and holds the record for the most overall race wins in the BTCC. Continue Reading →

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