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


2nd December

1899

121 years ago

John Rhodes Cobb

Born on this day, John Rhodes Cobb, who dominated British racing, setting a series of lap records at the famous Brooklands racetrack in England, including an unbroken record of 143.44mph in 1935. In 1938, at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, he set a new land speed record of 350. Continue Reading →

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1906

114 years ago

Jean Daninos

Born on this day, Jean Daninos, Greek-French founder of the luxury automobile manufacturer, Facel Vega. The first Facel Vega model, designed by Daninos himself, debuted in 1954, equipped with a Chrysler engine. Daninos counted among his clients celebrities including (Tony Curtis, Ava Gardner) and racing drivers (Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant). Continue Reading →

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1930

90 years ago

David Piper

Born on this day, David Piper, British former F1 and sports car racing driver who participated in 3 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 18 July 1959. He scored no championship points. Piper was injured during the filming of the film "Le Mans" and lost part of one leg.

David Piper (2011)

David Piper (2011)

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1937

83 years ago

Chris Bristow

Born on this day, Chris Bristow, British Formula One driver, known as the wild man of British club racing, as he had spun out or had collisions on almost every race track he had raced on. He started four Formula One World Championship races and scored no championship points. Sadly he was killed during the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix at the very fast Spa-Francorchamps circuit, in warm, dry, sunny conditions. Continue Reading →

Chris Bristow

Chris Bristow

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