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.

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On This Day


Monday 26th January 1891

131 years ago

Inventor of the first internal combustion engine to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber, Nikolas Otto (58), died. Although in 1861 Ailphonse Beau de Rochas had invented and patented the concept of four strokes, with the vital compression of the mixture before ignition, Otto was the first to make it practical.

Nikolas Otto

Nikolas Otto

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