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


Wednesday 17th May 1922

96 years ago

Born on this day, Jean Rédélé, automotive pioneer, pilot and founder of the French automotive brand Alpine (1955). The first Alpine model was the A106 coach; the 106 is a reference to the power pack of the Citreon 4CV of the 1060 series. In 1971 Alpine won its first European title for European rallies. In 1973 Alpine was the first world champion of rallying with 155 points followed by Fiat (89) and Ford (76).

Jean Rédélé

Jean Rédélé

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