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 July 1924

94 years ago

Ernest A. D. Eldridge driving a FIAT Mefistofele in Arpajon, France established a new World Land Speed Record of 145.89 mph (234.79 km/h).The Mephistopheles was created by combining the chassis of the 1908 Fiat SB4 with a 6-cylinder, 21.7 litre (21706 cc) Fiat A.12 aeroplane engine producing 320 PS (235 kW; 316 bhp). This was the last land speed record set on a public road.

FIAT Mefistofele

FIAT Mefistofele