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 14th September 1960

58 years ago

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was established by five core members: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela, to organise and unify petroleum policies, securing stable prices for the petroleum producers. The first real indication of OPEC's power came with the 1973 oil embargo, during which long lines and soaring petrol prices quickly convinced Europeans and Americans of OPEC's power. OPEC's member countries supply more than 40% of the world's oil.