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


11th April

1919

102 years ago

Eric David Thompson

Born on this day, Eric David Thompson, a British racing driver. Thompson fitted his racing in with his work schedule. Twice winning his class at Le Mans and victories at Spa, Goodwood and other circuits, though he drove for fun, Thompson drove like no amateur. Continue Reading →

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1920

101 years ago

Al Keller

Born on this day, Al Keller, American driver, who participated in the NASCAR Strictly Stock/Grand National series from 1949 to 1956 with 29 career starts. He won two races during the 1954 season and was the first driver in the history of NASCAR's top division to have won a race in a foreign-built car. Keller won 1954 Grand National road-race at the Linden Airport in New Jersey, driving a Jaguar owned by big band leader Paul Whiteman. Continue Reading →

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1926

95 years ago

Pete Lovely

Born on this day, Pete Lovely, racecar driver and businessman from the United States who participated in 11 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in May 1959. He scored no championship points and is best remembered for racing various private Lotus cars in Formula One events (usually entered under the banner of 'Pete Lovely Volkswagen') including a hybrid made from a Lotus 69 Formula Two car fitted with a Formula One-specification, 3.0L Cosworth DFV V8 engine.

Pete Lovely

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1960

61 years ago

Jeremy Clarkson

Born on this day, Jeremy Clarkson, English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring. He is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show Top Gear with Richard Hammond and James May from October 2002 to March 2015. He also writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun. Continue Reading →

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