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

Friday 17th October 1902

116 years ago

The first Cadillac, a single-cylinder lightweight vehicle, was given its maiden test drive by Alanson P. Brush, the 24-year-old Leland and Faulconer engineer from Detroit who had contributed substantially to the car’s design and who would later build the Brush Runabout. Cadillac displayed the vehicle at the New York Auto Show in January 1903, where the vehicles impressed the crowds enough to gather over 2,000 firm orders. Cadillac's biggest selling point was precision manufacturing, and therefore, reliability; a Cadillac was simply a better-made vehicle than its competitors.