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

Wednesday 25th November 1953

68 years ago

Ford Motor Company’s Rouge Engine Plant rolled out the last of the flathead V8 engine, 21 years and 16,388,762 engines after Henry Ford’s affordable design put 8 cylinder power within the reach of everyman. When it switched to the new overhead valve design in 1953, Ford had built more V8 engines than all other manufacturers combined.

Ford flathead V8 engine

Ford flathead V8 engine