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

Tuesday 16th September 1997

23 years ago

New regulations which came into force in the US tightening the standard on the amount of ozone permitted in the air, setting the cap at .08 parts per million. As automobiles are the primary source of emissions that help form ozone, surpassing even industrial sources, consumers were directly affected by the new standard. Cities that did not meet national standards faced strict penalties, including mandatory vehicle inspection and costly retrofitting of pumps at gas stations, all of which would translate to higher gas prices.