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


Tuesday 12th October 1920

97 years ago

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began. The tunnel provided a direct link between Twelfth Street in Jersey City, New Jersey and Canal Street in New York City. The tunnel has two tubes more than 2,400 metres long and is one of the earliest examples of a mechanically ventilated design. The 84 fans, in four ventilation buildings completely change the air inside the tunnel every 90 seconds. It opened to traffic on November 13, 1927. The Holland Tunnel was named after Clifford Milburn Holland (1883-1924), the civil engineer who died while directing the tunnel’s construction.

Holland Tunnel under construction

Holland Tunnel under construction

Back