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.

Born On This Day


Saturday 17th July 1920

97 years ago

Born on this day, Nils Ivar Bohlin, Swedish inventor of the three-point safety belt while working at Volvo. Born in Härnösand, Sweden, he received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Härnösand Läroverk in 1939. In 1942, he started working for the aircraft maker Saab as an aircraft designer and helped develop ejection seats. In 1958, he joined Volvo as a safety engineer. He retired in 1985. In 1999, he was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. In 2002, he was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Nils Ivar Bohlin

Nils Ivar Bohlin

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