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

Friday 20th May 1927

90 years ago

The first Austin Swallow was completed, becoming the first direct lineal ancestor of what would become known as the Jaguar marque. Decidedly more sporting in appearance than Herbert Austin's original, it attracted immediate attention. The seats were upholstered in leather, the instruments (such as they were) were mounted in a polished mahogany dashboard, and a choice of hard- or soft-tops was offered. A Swallow conversion virtually doubled the price of a bare Seven chassis, from £99 to £190.

Austin Swallow - 1927

Austin Swallow - 1927