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 11th August 1932

86 years ago

Ray A. Graham (45) of Graham-Paige drowned in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. After successful involvement in a glass manufacturing company (eventually sold to Libbey Owens Ford), the Graham brothers purchased the Paige-Detroit Motor Company, makers of Paige and Jewett automobiles, for $4 million in 1927. Joseph became president, Robert vice-president and Ray secretary-treasurer of the company. The company's initial offering included a line of Graham-Paige cars with six- and eight-cylinder engines. Automobile production ceased in 1940, and Kaiser-Frazer acquired its automotive assets in 1947. As a corporate entity, the Graham-Paige name continued until 1962.