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 2nd December 1902

119 years ago

French engine designer Léon-Marie-Joseph-Clément Levavasseur patented the first working V8 engine in France. The engine block was the first to arrange eight pistons in the V-formation that allowed a crankshaft with only four throws to be turned by the eight pistons.

Léon-Marie-Joseph-Clément Levavasseur

Léon-Marie-Joseph-Clément Levavasseur