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 14th February 1957

61 years ago

American Motors registered a stylised 'Metropolitan' as a trademark for its British-built subcompact car. It was sold through the Austin Dealerships in the UK where prices were £713 for the Hardtop and £725 for the Convertible. Production for the UK market stopped in February 1961 with the Hardtop then costing £707 and the Convertible £732. It was in April 1961 that the last Metropolitan Series IV came off the line for the US market.

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