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 16th May 1933

86 years ago

Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr was granted U.S. Patent 1,909,537 for his invention, the drive-in theater. The first drive-in movie theater was in Camden, New Jersey. It had a 40 x 50 ft (12 x 15 meter) screen and could accomodate 400 cars. The admission was $0.25 per car plus $0.25 per person. The theater opened in June 1933 and the first film shown was Adolphe Menjou's Wife Beware. Within a few years drive-ins were being built all over the USA.

First drive-in theater Camden NJ 1933

First drive-in theater Camden NJ 1933