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.

Motoring Trivia


A random selection of interesting trivia from the world of motoring.

The first person to win the Indianapolis 500 at a speed of over 100 mph without a relief driver was Billy Arnold, who won in 1930 with an average speed of 100.448 mph.

On average, each full UK licence holder drives about 700 trips each year: nearly 14 each week.

BBC Top Gear TV presenters James May and Jeremy Clarkson were the first men ever to successfully drive to the North Pole. They completed the Top Gear Challenge against their colleague Richard Hammond in a modified Toyota Hi-Lux.

Nissan used the number 23 in racing because the number 2 translates to ni. And, the number 3 translates to san. 23 translates to ni-san.

During the 1978 Formula One, there was a car named BT46B “fan car.” Fans were used to suck air out from under the car. Air-tight ‘hover-car like’ skirts allowed the fans to develop negative pressure beneath the chassis. This effectively allowed the car to ‘stick to the road’. It won its only race before being banned.

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