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

Friday 17th September 1943

77 years ago

Daimler-Benz AG presented a wood gas generator for the 170 V model, weighing only 70 kg, costing 800 Reichs-marks. Buildable in a day the generator gave the car a range of 60 to 80 miles (100 to 130 km) from a 24 kg load of char-coal. By November 1944 more than 6400 units are produced at the Gaggenau plant.

Daimler-Benz's wood gas generator

Daimler-Benz's wood gas generator