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.

Formula One - On This Day


29th January

1940

82 years ago

Born on this day, Kunimitsu Takahashi, a former Japanese Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and racing driver. Considered as the "father of drifting", he was the chairman of the GT-Association, the organizers of the Super GT series, from 1993 to 2007.

Kunimitsu Takahashi

Kunimitsu Takahashi

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1950

72 years ago

Born on this day, Jody Scheckter, former South African F1 World Drivers Champion. Scheckter got noted on his debut during the 1972 South African Grand Prix as a brave and wild guy with astonishing car control. But young Jody quickly gained the wrong kind of fame by causing a massive pile-up at the first lap of the 1973 British Grand Prix, the second crash within two weeks. Continue Reading →

Jody Scheckter

Jody Scheckter

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1978

44 years ago

The Arrows made their Formula 1 debut in the Brazilian Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro, with the car driven by Riccardo Patrese finishing 9th behind the winning of Carlo Reutemann in his Ferrari. Reutemann set the fastest lap of the race on his way to victory, finishing 49 seconds ahead of Emerson Fittipaldi, driving his own car and Niki Lauda in a Brabham.

Carlos Reutemann

Carlos Reutemann

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2006

16 years ago

A1 Grand Prix attracted its biggest crowd to date as over 100,000 people lined the streets of Durban, South Africa for the series’ and the city’s first ever street race. With an electric atmosphere and excitement on the track, the race was voted best event of the 2005/06 calendar at the end of season awards ceremony. The race was won by The Netherlands.

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