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 1961

56 years ago

The Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet were launched. Mark I versions of both cars used the Mini’s standard 848 cc A-series engine enlarged to 998 cc with the announcement of the Mk2 in 1963. Three years later came the Mk3, complete with wind-up windows, improved ventilation and a few other luxuries, before both models finally disappeared from the price lists in 1969, coinciding with the death of the Riley marquee.

Wolseley Hornet brochure

Wolseley Hornet brochure

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