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


Friday 7th July 2006

16 years ago

Colin Fallows established a British land-speed record of 300.3 mph driving the jet dragster Vampire at RAF Fairford. At the same event Mark Newby drove his jet car Split Second to an MSA/FIA-accredited average speed of 338.74 mph with a peak of 362 mph, the fastest speed ever recorded in the UK. Since the car was unable to make a return run the one-way record remains an unofficial one.

Driver Colin Fallows in the Vampire car during a speed run at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

Driver Colin Fallows in the Vampire car during a speed run at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire

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