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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Friday 8th November 1895

123 years ago

Gottlieb Diamler returned to his own company as chief engineer. He received shares worth 30,000 marks that he was entitled to through 1882 contract with Daimler. In mid 1893 - Daimler was forced to sell his stake in company, rights to his inventions for 66,666 marks to avoid bankruptcy. In 1895 - group of British industrialists, fronted by Frederick R. Simms, looked to acquire license rights to Maybach-designed Phoenix engine for Britain for 350,000 marks only if Daimler and Maybach returned to company. Daimler returned as expert advisor, general inspector. His stake in company returned (worth 200,000 marks) additional 100,000 mark bonus was also paid.

Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler

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