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.

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On This Day

Friday 22nd October 1993

28 years ago

Robert MacGregor Innes Ireland died from cancer at the age of 63. Arguably the most spectacular talent of his generation, Innes Ireland won the 1961 US-Grand Prix for Lotus. A couple of weeks later Colin Chapman sacked him as the Lotus boss saw more potential in youngster Jimmy Clark. Innes, a former RAF parachuter, declined yet another offer from BRM to join the independent UDT/LAystall outfit for the 1962 season. Probably not the best choice of his life as this cost him the chance to fight for the World Championship.

Innes Ireland

Innes Ireland