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


Wednesday 11th February 1953

65 years ago

Production prototypes of the Kaiser Darrin - “The Sports Car The World Has Been Awaiting” - went on display. Powered by a 90 hp 2.6 litre 6 cylinder engine, the Kaiser-Darrin was created to compete with Chevrolet's Corvette. Styled by Howard 'Dutch' Darrin, who had also designed for Packard and Studebaker, the Kaiser-Darrin had a fiberglass body with a three-position top and sliding doors that disappeared into the front fenders when opened. It cost ($3668) more than a Cadillac 62 or Lincoln Capri but was fully equipped: overdrive 3-speed manual transmission, tachometer, windwings, electric wipers, whitewall tyres, and more. In 1954, the model's only year of production, only 435 cars were built in addition to an estimated six pre-production prototypes

Kaiser Darrin

Kaiser Darrin

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