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


Saturday 26th July 2003

18 years ago

Vauxhall/Opel began a 24-hour run of the ECO-Speedster concept car, powered with the new 1.3 CDTi diesel engine. This run, to mark the beginning of a major diesel-engine offensive for Vauxhall/Opel, established 17 new world records. The concept car averaged 141 mph over the 24 hours, recorded a top speed of 160.2 mph and reported a best fuel consumption of 111.2 mpg.

Opel ECO Speedster

Opel ECO Speedster

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