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.

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On This Day


Wednesday 14th October 1970

51 years ago

The Ford Cortina Mk lll was launched at the 1970 Earl's Court Motor Show. The Mk III Cortina was inspired by the contemporary "coke bottle" design language which had emanated from Detroit – the car sported similar fluted bonnet and beltline design elements to the North American Mercury Montego and Ford LTD of the same era. It replaced both the Mk iI Cortina and the larger, more expensive Ford Corsair, offering more trim levels and the option of larger engines than the Mk II Cortina.

Ford Cortina MkIII

Ford Cortina MkIII

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