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.

Roads & Motorways

A random selection of interesting facts about the roads and motorways of the world.

Longest B-Road in Britain

The B6318 is the longest B-road in Britain at 61.4 miles from Heddon-on-the-Wall to Langholm.

First British Tarmac Road

The first British road ever to be surfaced with tarmac was Radcliffe Road in Nottingham in 1902.

Non-Motorway English Counties

Cornwall, Devon, East Sussex, Norfolk, Northumberland, Rutland, Suffolk are the only English counties that don’t have a motorway.

Narrowest Road (UK)

The narrowest road in the UK is Parliament Street in Exeter. Measuring just 48 inches (1.22 metres) at its widest point, the road is barely wide enough for two people to pass side-by-side. The road dates from the 14th century and is also claimed to be one of the world's narrowest roads.

Motorway Reversing

When the first motorways opened in Britain, the penalty for reversing up the carriageway was a £20 fine.