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

Monday 11th October 1909

109 years ago

Members of various European automobile clubs signed an agreement creating the International Travelling Pass system. Cars were identified by oval tags, generally black on white, noting the country of origin and providing a minimum guarantee for public safety on the road. The vehicles had to be equipped with a strong steering mechanism, and warning systems, namely, a horn, two lights, one at the front and one at the back. The International Travelling Pass ended the problem of tourists having to take a driving test or register their vehicle on entering a new country.