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

Sunday 1st August 1999

21 years ago

Construction of the Bedford Autodrome (England), a modern, purpose-built, private facility, owned by Jonathan Palmer, was completed. Built on the northern section of the former site of the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Bedford airbase it took five years to convert to a track using the latest in track laying techniques to provide a quiet and smooth surface.It was designed for high performance road cars. Because the track has no Armco safety it is not eligible to hold races or have an area for spectators because of the inability to ensure their safety.

Aerial view of Bedford Autodrome

Aerial view of Bedford Autodrome