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


Monday 14th February 1966

52 years ago

Leicester Forest East services, with a commercial drivers’ café either side of the M1, a cafeteria area for general use and a bridge top restaurant – “The Captain’s Table” opened for business at midnight on St Valentines Day. The first private car driver, a Leicester man, Andrew Thorp, was presented with a £25 voucher for a meal at the services, to be valid every year on 15th February for the next 25 years; the first lorry drive, Derek Lashbrook, from Greenwich, London received an identical voucher.

Leicester Forest East - was one of the first motorway service stations in the UK

Leicester Forest East - was one of the first motorway service stations in the UK

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