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

Saturday 14th November 1914

103 years ago

John and Horace Dodge completed their first vehicle, a car informally known as ‘Old Betsy’, and took it on a short test drive through the streets of Detroit, Michigan, US. Dodge vehicles became known for their quality and robustness, and by 1919 the Dodge brothers were among the richest men in America. Sadly, in 1920, both John and Horace, who suffered from chronic lung problems, died. The company was later sold to a New York bank, and in 1928 the Chrysler Corporation bought the Dodge name, its factories and the large network of Dodge car dealers.

Old Betsy

Old Betsy