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

Sunday 11th October 1964

54 years ago

Marvin Panch pulled ahead of Fred Lorenzen with 25 laps left to win an attrition-filled Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro (North Carolina) Speedway. Panch led 74 of the 400 laps in the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford and finished 5.8 seconds ahead of Lorenzen’s Holman-Moody Ford. Darel Dieringer took third place in a Bud Moore Mercury, three laps down. Pole-starter Junior Johnson led 201 laps before retiring with engine failure, making him one of 21 drivers in the 32-car field who did not finish.