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

Saturday 6th August 1932

90 years ago

The Cologne-Bonn autobahn opened to traffic. Since it was the first public road that was limited to motorised vehicles and had no level crossings, it is commonly regarded as the oldest German autobahn, even though it was only a country road at first and wasn’t officially awarded autobahn status until 1958.


The "first" European Autobahn exit on the Cologne-Bonn road near Wesseling - 1932