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 19th June 1960

57 years ago

Racer Christopher Bristow of London, UK, was killed aged 22 while racing at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Bristow was discovered by Alfred Moss and Ken Gregory, father and manager of Stirling Moss, and owners of the then newly founded squad British Racing Partnership (BRP). Bristow showed great promise in F2 as well as non-championship F1 races and soon rated as a man with a great future. When battling in the top five at Spa-Francorchamps, his only fourth Grand Prix, Bristow's Cooper T51 went of the track, rolled heavily decapitating the driver. Two laps later Alan Stacey, a driver who used a hand throttle due to having had the lower part of his right leg amputated, also died in a crash when he was hit in the face by a bird and lost control of his car. He was 26 years old.

Chris Bristow

Chris Bristow