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 March

1906

113 years ago

Robert Beverley Evans

Born on this day, Robert Beverley Evans, an automobile industry executive who founded Evans Industries and also became chairman of American Motors Corporation (AMC).

Robert Beverley Evans

Robert Beverley Evans

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1920

99 years ago

John William "Jack" Odell

Born on this day, John William "Jack" Odell, English inventor of Matchbox toys and the engineer responsible for their unique design.He joined with partners Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith to form Lesney Products. The company initially made small products for cars such as dashboards and doorhandles. Continue Reading →

Jack Odell

Jack Odell

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1943

76 years ago

Vern Schuppan

Born on this day, Vern Schuppan, Australian motor racing driver. Schuppan drove in various categories, participating in Formula One, the Indianapolis 500 and most successfully in sports car racing. Schuppan's biggest career victory was with the factory backed Rothmans Porsche team when he partnered Americans Hurley Haywood and Al Holbert to win the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Vern Schuppan

Vern Schuppan

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1964

55 years ago

Nicola Larini

Born on this day, Nicola Larini, a racing driver from Italy. He participated in 75 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on September 6, 1987. He finished second in the tragic 1994 San Marino Grand Prix on a substitute outing for Ferrari, but only scored points once more in his career. Continue Reading →

Nicola Larini

Nicola Larini

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1970

49 years ago

Michael Krumm

Born on this day, Michael Krumm, German driver, winner of the 2011 FIA GT1 World Championship driving for JR Motorsports.

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