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 10th August 1932

86 years ago

The first 8-bhp Ford Model Y (the ‘Baby Ford Popular’), the first Ford to be designed specifically for the British market, rolled off the production line at the newly opened Dagenham works in east London. Powered by a 933-cc, 8-bhp, side-valve engine, the little Ford was available in two- and four-door versions. In June 1935 a reduced-specification, two-door model was the only closed-body car ever to sell in Britain for just £100, a price it held until July 1937.

Ford Model Y 2-door Saloon 1932–37

Ford Model Y 2-door Saloon 1932–37