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


19th January

1909

109 years ago

Briggs Swift Cunningham II

Born on this day, Briggs Swift Cunningham II, an American sportsman who raced cars and yachts. He was featured on the April 26, 1954 cover of Time magazine, with three of his Cunningham racing cars. The caption read: "Road Racer Briggs Cunningham: Horsepower, Endurance, Sportsmanship". Continue Reading →

Briggs Swift Cunningham II

Briggs Swift Cunningham II

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1914

104 years ago

Frederick Roberts "Bob" Gerard

Born on this day, Frederick Roberts "Bob" Gerard, a racing driver and businessman from England, who participated in numerous top-level motor racing events on either side of World War II, including eight World Championship Formula One Grands Prix. He scored no championship points. Towards the end of the war Gerard purchased his first true racing car, paying Reg Parnell £1000 for ERA R4A. Continue Reading →

Bob Gerard

Bob Gerard

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1942

76 years ago

Heinz Prechter

Born on this day, Heinz Prechter, German born entrepreneur who founded the American Sunroof Company (ASC). He was a quintessential entrepreneur, legendary visionary, community leader and philanthropist.

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1956

62 years ago

Sergio Cresto

Born on this day, Sergio Cresto (USA), co-driver for Henri Toivonen in Group B Rally. He was also a former codriver for Attilio Bettega. Cresto and Toivonen both died during the Tour de Corse Rally in May 1986. Continue Reading →

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1980

38 years ago

Jenson Button

Born on this day, Jenson Button MBE. Few drivers have ever graduated to F1 with the fanfare and media noise which surrounded the announcement of Jenson Button as a Williams driver in February 2000. Driving for Renault and thereafter for BAR-Honda, his best season had been 2004 with ten podium finishes and third place in the World Championship until he won the Championship driving for Brawn in 2009. Continue Reading →

Jenson Button

Jenson Button

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1984

34 years ago

Karun Chandhok

Born on this day, Karun Chandhok, Indian racer, who competes in Formula E for Mahindra Racing. Previously, Chandhok has competed for Hispania Racing in Formula One in 2010. Before this, he drove in the GP2 Series for three years, winning two races, and in 2013 competed in the FIA GT Series for Seyffarth Motorsport. Continue Reading →

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