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.

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On This Day


Friday 15th January 1982

40 years ago

Mark, son of the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who went missing in the Sahara Desert 6 days earlier while competing in the Paris-Dakar Rally, was found safe and well after a massive search, involving rescuers from four different countries, spotter planes and helicopters.

Mark Thatcher with his French co-driver Anne-Charlotte Verney during the 1982 Paris to Dakar rally.

Mark Thatcher with his French co-driver Anne-Charlotte Verney during the 1982 Paris to Dakar rally.

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