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 October 1934

84 years ago

The Morris Eight, a direct response to the Ford Model Y was presented at the London Motor Show. Available as a saloon or open tourer, the Eight was powered by a Morris UB series 918 cc 4 cylinder side-valve engine with three bearing crankshaft and single SU carburettor with maximum power of 23.5 bhp. The gearbox was a three-speed unit with synchromesh on the top two speeds and Lockheed hydraulic brakes were fitted. Coil ignition was used in a Lucas electrical system powered by a 6 volt battery and third brush dynamo. The tourer could reach 58 mph (93 km/h) and return 45 mpg, the saloons were a little slower. Prices ranged from £118 for the basic two-seat tourer to £142 for the four door saloon with "sunshine" roof and leather seats. Bumpers and indicators were £2 10 shillings extra.