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

Thursday 15th May 1902

117 years ago

The first race arranged for promotional purposes began in Paris. The 537-mile Circuit du Nord (Paris-Arras-Paris) ‘alcohol race’, sponsored by the French Ministry of Agriculture to promote the use of alcohol as a fuel, was won by Maurice Farman, who averaged 44.8 mph in his 40-bhp Panhard et Levassor.

Maurice Farman -Circuit du Nord - 1902

Maurice Farman -Circuit du Nord - 1902