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


23rd February

1858

159 years ago

Richard Henry Lea

Born on this day, Richard Henry Lea, who with Graham Inglesby Francis started a business in Coventry in 1895. They branched out into car manufacture in 1903 and motorcycles in 1911. Lea-Francis built cars under licence for the Singer company and in 1919 they started to build their own cars from bought-in components. Continue Reading →

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1880

137 years ago

Roy Chapin, Sr

Born on this day, Roy Chapin, Sr., an American industrialist and cofounder of Hudson Motor Company, the predecessor to American Motors. He also served as the United States Secretary of Commerce from August 8, 1932, to March 3, 1933, in the last months of the administration of President Herbert Hoover.

Roy Chapin, Sr

Roy Chapin, Sr

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1891

126 years ago

Edward Francis Fisher

Born on this day, Edward Francis Fisher, a cofounder of the Fisher Body Company.

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1928

89 years ago

Hans Herrmann

Born on this day, Hans Herrmann, German Formula One and Sports car racing driver. He participated in 19 World Championship Grands Prix, debuting in August 1953. He achieved 1 podium, and scored a total of 10 championship points. Continue Reading →

Hans Herrmann

Hans Herrmann

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1946

71 years ago

Alberto Colombo

Born on this day, Alberto Colombo, former racing driver from Italy. He unsuccessfully entered three Formula One Grands Prix in 1978 with ATS. He won the 1974 Italian Formula Three Championship and also enjoyed some success in F2.

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1949

68 years ago

Bruno Saby

Born on this day, Bruno Saby, rally driver from France. In 1981, Saby became French Rally Champion in a Renault 5 Turbo. He drove for the works teams of Renault, Peugeot, Volkswagen and Lancia during his career in the World Rally Championship. Continue Reading →

Bruno Saby

Bruno Saby

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1953

64 years ago

Satoru Nakajima

Born on this day, Satoru Nakajima, the first Japanese Formula 1 driver. His debut came after winning five domestic F2 titles and running comprehensive tests in Japan with a Williams chassis in 1985 to develop the Honda engine. After a year in the European F2 Championship with Ralt-Honda and he landed the second Lotus drive alongside Ayrton Senna in 1987, fully backed by Honda and scoring a total of seven points that year. Continue Reading →

Satoru Nakajima

Satoru Nakajima

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