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


Monday 6th December 1976

42 years ago

Mrs Kitty Hambleton in a 48,000 hp rocket-powered 3-wheeled SM1 Motivator over the Alvard Desert, Oregon, USA achieved a speed of 524.016 mph (843.32 km/h) – the highest ever recorded by a woman. Her official two way record was 512.710 mph (825.13 km/h) and probably touched 600mph (966 km/h) momentarily.

Kitty Hambleton

Kitty Hambleton

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