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


22nd November

1934

83 years ago

Born on this day, Jackie Pretorious, a South African racing legend from the 60s and early 70s. His best season was handling the Team Gunston Brabham BT26A in 1971 and winning the championship races at Killarney and Natalís Roy Hesketh circuit. He was called in at the 1973 SA Grand Prix by Williams for the final time to replace Nanni Galli making it four appearances at the South African Grand Prix before returning to the local series with his ex-Motul Brabham. Continue Reading →

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1887

130 years ago

Born on this day, Pietro Bordino, an Italian racecar driver, one of the three greatest from Italy in the 1920's - the others being Felice Nazzaro and Antonio Ascari. Bordino won the 1922 Italian Grand Prix, second edition. He also raced in the 1925 Indianapolis 500, finishing 10th, among his 10 AAA Championship Car starts in the United States. Continue Reading →

Pietro Bordino

Pietro Bordino

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1990

27 years ago

Stan Fox won the last race ever held at the legendary Ascot Park dirt track, located near Gardena in Los Angeles, California. The track opened in 1957, as Los Angeles Speedway, on the site of a former city dump.With seating for only 7,500, Ascot Park was smaller than the other tracks of the area including the Ontario Motor Speedway (closed in 1980), and the Riverside International Raceway (closed in 1989). Continue Reading →

Ascot Park (Speedway)

Ascot Park (Speedway)

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2001

16 years ago

The Prost Grand Prix team were placed into receivership by a French court but vowed to fight on and make it to the grid for the opening race in 2002. Prost failed to secure funding to ease the team's spiralling debts, which were estimated at $30 million. Founder Alain Prost said: "I'm still very motivated and excited about this project." The team eventually folded on the eve of the 2002 season.

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2004

13 years ago

British Formula 3000 driver Sam Haddock (23), announced his intention to raise £1.75 million to fund his F1 ambitions by selling shares in himself. Those who invested more than £10,000 were offered the chance to become founder members of Hancock VIP, a service allowing special access to the young driver and events organised around his schedule. The venture, like Haddock's own racing ambitions, never got off the ground.

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