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


Wednesday 5th July 1905

116 years ago

The last of the six Gordon-Bennett Cup Races, took place in France over a 85 mile (137 km) mountainous circuit in the Auvergne near to Clermont-Ferrand. Frenchman Léon Théry in a 96 hp Richard-Brasier won the Cup for the second year in a row after completing the 340 mile (548 km) race in 7hr 2min 42sec, at an average speed of 48 mph (77.78 km/h).The race took place on the doorstep of the Clermont-Ferrand headquarters of Michelin, and cars fitted with Michelin tyres took the first four places.

Coupe Gordon Bennett (1905) - Circuit Michelin

Coupe Gordon Bennett (1905) - Circuit Michelin

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