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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Born On This Day


26th July

1896

125 years ago

Sir Henry R. S. "Tim" Birkin

Born on this day, Lieutenant Sir Henry R. S. "Tim" Birkin, British racing driver, one of the "Bentley Boys" of the 1920s. Continue Reading →

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Tim Birkin

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1937

84 years ago

Ercole Spada

Born on this day, Ercole Spada, Italian automobile designer. His most notable designs were made in the 1960s, for the Zagato design studio house, where Spada was chief stylist. During this period some of the most notable sports cars by Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati, as well as Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Fiat and Lancia were clothed by Spada's designs.

Ercole Spada

Ercole Spada

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1942

79 years ago

Teddy Pilette

Born on this day, Teddy Pilette, former racing driver from Belgium who participated in 4 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, the first on 12 May 1974 with Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team.

Teddy Pilette

Teddy Pilette

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1947

74 years ago

Emilio de Villota Ruíz

Born on this day, Emilio de Villota Ruíz, racing driver from Spain who participated in 15 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 2 May 1976. He scored no championship points.

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1950

71 years ago

Rich Vogler

Born on this day, Rich Vogler, champion sprint car and midget car driver. His 134 wins (95 Midget, 35 Sprint, and four Silver Crown wins) in national events is second only to A. J. Continue Reading →

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