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 16th September 1903

117 years ago

Frederick Henry Royce, of Rolls-Royce Ltd., successfully tested his first petrol engine. The 2 cylinder, 10 hp engine was used in one of three experimental cars designed by Royce during the early years of motor cars, when petrol-powered engines competed on equal footing with electric and steam engines. Royce's first company, Royce Ltd., in fact built electric motors.

Henry Royce

Henry Royce