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.
The Frankfurt-Darmstadt (Germany) Autobahn was opened by Adolf Hitler. It is often considered the first true motorway in the world, a four-lane divided highway with interchanges intended for public use. This would serve as a model for the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the US which opened for business on October 1, 1940.
Opening of Reichsautobahn Frankfurt - Darmstadt (current A5) - May 1935