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 7th October 1986

34 years ago

Three Saab 9000 Turbo 16s, in guaranteed standard condition, began a record breaking attempt at the world's fastest race-track, the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, U.S.A. 31 drivers took turns at the controls of the three cars, with stops only for refuelling and service. In nearly twenty days of uninterrupted driving they broke two world records and 21 international speed records. The fastest car covered 100,000 km at a mean speed of 132 mph, the other two average around 130 mph.

Saab 9000 Turbo 16

Saab 9000 Turbo 16

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