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.

Motoring Firsts

A random selection of firsts from the world of motoring.

Hydrogen Filling Station (Britain)

The UK's first commercial hydrogen filling station opened in Swindon in 2011

Turkish Car

The Ford-engined Otosan Anadol of 1966, designed by Reliant of Tamworth, was the first Turkish private car.

First British Designed Four-Wheeled Petrol Car

The Lanchester was the first British designed four-wheeled petrol car. Designed by Frederick Lanchester and built, with his brother George’s help, in Birmingham, in 1895, it was the first ever to be designed from first principles as a complete mechanical entity rather than as a assemblage of odds and ends. The first production-model Lancaster appeared in 1900.

Electric Car

Scottish inventor Robert Anderson built the first electric vehicle on record between 1832 and 1839. The car looked like a carriage without a horse in front of it.

Motel (Britain)

Britain’s first motel, the Royal Oak, was opened in 1953 in Hythe, Kent.