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


21st January

1843

174 years ago

Émile Levassor

Born on this day, Émile Levassor, French engineer and a pioneer of the automobile industry and car racing in France. Levassor built cars with Rene Panhard took part in motor racing, finishing fifth in Paris to Rouen race in 1894, and arriving first in (but not winning) the Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race the following year (both in his own cars). In 1896, when taking part in the 1896 Paris–Marseille–Paris race, he was seriously injured in a crash while trying to avoid hitting a dog. Continue Reading →

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1847

170 years ago

John Henry Knight

Born on this day, John Henry Knight, a wealthy engineer and inventor who was the first person to be convicted of speeding in the UK, after he built Britain’s first petrol-powered motor vehicle in 1895.

John Henry Knight driving

John Henry Knight driving "The first petroleum carriage for two people made in England"

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1930

87 years ago

Michael John Campbell-Jones

Born on this day, Michael John Campbell-Jones, Formula One driver from England who participated in 2 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in June 1962. He scored no championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.

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