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

Tuesday 6th August 1935

87 years ago

Mrs. Gwenda Stewart, driving a Derby-Miller, set the all time fastest lap for a woman at Brooklands (England) at 135.96mph. She had served during World War I as an ambulance driver, and as a result of her skill and endeavours on both the Russian Front and Rumanian Front during 1914-1918, she was awarded both the Cross of St. George and the Cross of St. Stanislaus and was also mentioned in despatches. Gwenda competed on two occasions, with little success, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans event, at the wheel of a Derby car using a Maserati engine. She took up work in an armaments factory to help the war effort during World War II, and died in 1990 at the age of 96.

Mrs. Gwenda Stewart

Mrs. Gwenda Stewart