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

Monday 5th January 1914

107 years ago

A minimum wage of $5.00 per day was introduced by the Ford Motor Co., which was twice the amount they had paid the year before, and was substantially higher than Ford's competitors were paying. This dramatic increase was made possible by Henry Ford’s moving assembly line that allowed him to build cars faster and cheaper than anyone else could. As the profits increased Ford's workers shared in the wealth. Given that Ford would become a notorious enemy of trade unions in the 1930s and 1940s, this is somewhat ironic.