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 October 1933

84 years ago

The Rover 10 was launched at the London Motor Show at Earls Court. The car was conventional with leaf spring suspension all round, half elliptic at the front and quarter elliptic at the rear with rigid axles. The four cylinder, overhead valve engine had a capacity of 1185 cc and had at initially a magneto ignition. Drive was to the rear wheels through a three speed gearbox. The magneto was replaced by coil ignition in 1929. In order to keep weight down many of the cars had fabric bodies using the Weymann system. In 1929 the car was available as either the Riviera saloon with fully opening roof at £250 or a Sportsman's Coupé at £269. Production of the `Rover 10 stopped in 1938 after just over 25,000 had been built.

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