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

Saturday 11th July 1998

20 years ago

The world's fastest fire truck is the jet-powered Hawaiian Eagle, owned by Shannen Seydel, of Navarre, Florida, USA, which attained the speed of 655 km/h (407 mph) in Ontario, Canada. The truck is a red 1940 Ford, powered by two Rolls Royce Bristol Viper engines boasting 4,470 kW (6,000 hp) per engine generating 5,443 kg (12,000 lb) of thrust. The Hawaiian Eagle is used to raise money for children and fire departments across the USA and Canada.

Hawaiian Eagle

Hawaiian Eagle