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

Sunday 21st May 1933

87 years ago

On the first day of practice of the Avusrenen, one of Germany's best drivers, Otto Merz (33), crashed to his death. This calamity overshadowed the entire event. The 1933 Avusrennen eclipsed all previous races at this track due to the impressive and exciting battle of Count Czaykowski and Varzi in their 5-litre Bugattis. The Count led every lap except the last two after Varzi passed him on the penultimate lap. Despite Czaykowski's great effort to regain the lead, Varzi won by a fraction of a second.

Otto Merz

Otto Merz