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.

M25

In 1998, William Allen, 84, spent two days on the M25, trying to find the right turn-off for his daughter's house.

Autobahns

The first sections of the Autobahn constructed in the 20’s were named “Reichsautobahn” (Freeways of the Reich).

Worlds Iciest Road

The McMurdo South Pole Highway is a 900 mile stretch of unpaved highway linking the U.S. Antarctic McMurdo station to the Amundsen-Scott station. Basically it's a series of flags patrolled by snow plows! The road is extremely dangerous, tedious and of course, very very isolated!

Missing Motorway Junction

There is no junction 3 on the M1. The road jumps from J2 near Finchley in North London to J4 near Elstree, Hertfordshire.

Longest A-Road Wholly in England

The longest A-road wholly in England is the A38. Originally, the A38 ran from Plymouth to Derby, but it was extended at both ends. It was known to some as "the longest country lane in England", and the south-western section was notorious at holiday times for the congestion. Fortunately, the M5 took care of that, and nowadays for most of its length the A38 is a fairly quiet road shadowing the M5 extremely closely.

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