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 12th July 1973

45 years ago

The Honda Civic went on sale, initially as a two-door model, followed by a three-door hatchback 2 months later. It had a transverse 1,169-cc engine mounting and front-wheel drive. Early models were rather basic with an AM-only radio, foam-cushioned plastic trim, 2-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with chrome wheelnut caps. Developed at a time when Honda was considering withdrawing from the car business if the plan failed, the Civic was well received in the marketplace, even winning the 1973 Car of the Year Award.

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