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 12th June 1976

43 years ago

Four drivers, who took turns at two-and-a-half hour intervals, drove Mercedes C 111-IID from one diesel record to the next over a time-span of 60 hours at the brand-new test track in Nardo. In the end, a total of 16 new records had been established - those over 5,000 miles, 10,000 kilometers and 10,000 miles even were absolute world records, i.e. independent of the type of engine. Speed averaged around 150mph.

Mercedes C 111-IID

Mercedes C 111-IID