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 9th October 1915

104 years ago

Racer Gil Anderson set a new speed record on the opening day of motor racing at the Sheepshead Bay Speedway, located in Brooklyn, New York. Driving a Stutz, Anderson achieved an average speed of 102.6 mph over a 350-mile course, breaking the 100-mph barrier while setting a new speed record for such a distance. Anderson was participating in the celebrated Vincent Astor Cup event, an annual motor race that attracted thousands of enthusiasts to Sheepshead Bay for several decades.

Sheepshead Bay Speedway - 1915

Sheepshead Bay Speedway - 1915

Gil Anderson

Gil Anderson

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