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


Wednesday 4th December 1974

45 years ago

Race car designer Leo Goossen (82) died in Los Angeles. As chief engineer at Meyer and Drake Engineering he continued to develop the Offy throughout the 40s, 50s, and into the 60s; often filling the engine bays of all 33 Indy 500 starters either with Offy engines or their close cousins the V8 Novi engines. After Lou Meyer sold out of Meyer and Drake in the 1960s to form his own company which sold Ford double overhead-cam V8 racing engines in competition with the Offy, Dale Drake and Leo Goosen persevered and reorganized Meyer and Drake as Drake Engineering.

Leo Goossen

Leo Goossen

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