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


Friday 22nd October 1999

22 years ago

The White Lightning Electric Streamliner, driven by Patrick Rummerfield (USA), at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA, recorded the highest speed achieved by an electric vehicle 395.821 km/h (245.523 mph). Propelled by two 200 hp alternating current motors, this 1,111-kg (2,450-lb) vehicle could reach 161 km/h (100 mph) in 8 seconds and had a theoretical top speed of over 482.8 km/h (300 mph).

White Lightning Electric Streamliner

White Lightning Electric Streamliner

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