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.

Lowest A-Road in Britain

One to avoid after a few weeks of heavy rain, the lowest A-road in Britain is the A1101 between Bury St Edmunds and Long Sutton in Lincolnshire. For the majority of its length it barely rises above sea level.

Middle Lane Hogging

According to the RAC more than 700 miles of motorway are jammed daily in Britain by drivers hogging the middle lane.

Most Haunted Roads (UK)

The UK is home to a number of supposedly haunted roads. The M6 was named the spookiest road in the UK in a survey conducted in 2006 by Lafarge Tarmac, with the most ghostly sightings. The A9 in the Scottish Highlands was second, with several sightings of a Victorian coach drawn by white horses and footmen in period clothes. Platt Lane, a small country lane in Westhoughton near Bolton which passes close to the Pretoria Pit mine where 344 miners died in 1910, was ranked third.

Highest US Interstate Highway

The Eisenhower Memorial Tunnel (Interstate 70), Clear Creek/Summit counties in Colorado, is 11,012 feet (east) and 11,158 (west) above sea level. The highest US interstate elevation.

Steepest Drivable Road in Britain

Not one to attempt in the snow, the steepest drivable road in Britain is Chimney Bank on the Hutton-Le-Hole road on the North York Moors. It has a 1:3 gradient, which will put any car to the test.