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.

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On This Day


Monday 26th July 1948

73 years ago

The 3 mile (4.85 km) track located at Blandford Camp, Dorset (England), home of the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, staged its first motor car races. Although a success, this first meeting lost the organisers money. There was one spectacular accident of note, when P.K.Braid left the road, demolished a bus stop, hit a pine sapling and took off to land on the roof of Battalion Headquarters. However, Gordon Woods, who also went off at the same place, received severe head injuries and later died from his injuries. The second race meeting took place on Whit Monday, the 29th May 1950, and was filmed by the BBC. Unfortunately, there were further fatalities at other meetings that year, and the authorities withdrew approval for racing.

Blandford circuit (late 1940s)

Blandford circuit (late 1940s)

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