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


Sunday 14th August 1921

98 years ago

The first race was held at the Cotati Speedway in Santa Rosa, California, US. Eddie Hearne in a Duesenberg-Distil won the 150-mile event. It was a mile-and-a-quarter around with 38 degree banked corners, built of 2,000,000 feet of lumber. Because of poor transportation to the area for spectators, it failed. It was replaced by an egg farm, which was later torn down to make way for a housing development.

Cotati Speedway in Santa Rosa - 1921

Cotati Speedway in Santa Rosa - 1921

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