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


Wednesday 9th November 1960

58 years ago

The world’s first ‘Hover Scooter’ - a combination of a hovercraft and a scooter - was demonstrated on land and water in Long Ditton, Surrey, UK. It was little more than a seat and handlebars on top of a scarily loud fan. The spinning fan produced a six-inch cushion of air to keep the scooter just barely off of the ground, allowing it to hover over land or water with ease.

Hover Scooter - 1960

Hover Scooter - 1960

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