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.

Interstate Highways

President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29, 1956 in a hospital room (he was recovering from illness). The signed act created today's US interstate highway system.

UK Roundabouts

There are an estimated 25,000 roundabouts in the UK.

Straightest Motorway in Britain

The Alconbury to Peterborough section of A1(M) runs generally on the line of the old Ermine Street Roman Road, and is therefore "straight" for a considerable part of its length. Between Alconbury and Stilton, it is more or less straight for a distance of nearly 7 miles. Minor deviations have, however, been necessary near to Sawtry and Connington to accommodate junctions and side road diversions. Probably the longest individual section of straight motorway occurs on the A1(M) Durham Motorway, near Newton Aycliffe. The motorway immediately south of Bradbury (Junction 60) includes a 3½-mile straight section.

Princess Diana's Funeral

When Princess Diana's funeral procession travelled down the M1, the "Tiredness can kill" signs were removed.

Broadway

New York’s Broadway runs all the way up New York State, covering more than 400 miles (650 km) but it is not called “Broadway” all the way.

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