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.

On This Day

Sunday 13th September 1953

64 years ago

Juan Manuel Fangio spoiled the party for the hordes of assembled Ferrari fans by stealing victory in the Italian Grand Prix from the scarlet trio of Giuseppe Farina, Luigi Villoresi and Mike Hawthorn. Alberto Ascari had started the race from pole and led early on as Fangio dropped back to fourth. With Ascari and Farina leading the majority of the race, the duo looked certain to finish first and second but on the last corner Ascari spun and Farina went across the grass to avoid his team-mate, who was punted into retirement by Onofre Marimon. A surprised Fangio avoided the carnage to take victory as Farina recovered to take second from Villoresi.

Juan Manuel Fangio -1953 Italian Grand Prix

Juan Manuel Fangio -1953 Italian Grand Prix