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 9th July 1929

93 years ago

BMW announced in full-page advertisements that it had started business as a car manufacturer. A small car with the type designation 3/15 PS, nicknamed Dixi, was presented to guests in Berlin. The two-door car body was made entirely of steel and driven by a water-cooled, 15-bhp, 750-cc, 4-cylinder engine. The frame consisted of pieces of pressed sheet metal riveted together, with rigid front and rear axles. ‘Bigger inside than outside’ became the advertising slogan for BMW.

BMW Dixi

BMW Dixi