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 14th May 1957

64 years ago

Petrol rationing, which had been in force in Britain for five months following the Suez crisis, was abolished. Rationing was brought in after Egypt's President Gamal Abdul Nasser took over the running of the Suez Canal from a Franco-British company in July 1956. He had been refused funds to build the Aswan High Dam because of his links with the USSR and nationalised the canal as a sign of Arab defiance against western powers. Rationing has cost the Ministry of Power about £20,000 a week to enforce.

Cover of 1957 book of petrol coupons

Cover of 1957 book of petrol coupons

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