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 20th April 1897

124 years ago

Ernest Estcourt took delivery of the first ‘production’ car from the Daimler Motor Company, Coventry and drove it home to Hampstead in London. His journey took 10.5 hours, including stops for meals, water and fuel. The 1897 Daimlers were Panhard-type with front-mounted vertical-twin engines, automatic inlet valves, a sliding gear box with four forward speeds and a reverse chain drive. Prices started from £398.

Daimler 4HP - 1897

Daimler 4HP - 1897