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 11th November 1921

100 years ago

The world’s first traffic jam happened in Washington DC, on Armistice Day. It lasted 3 hours and involved 3,000 vehicles. The jam began as the procession of world leaders led by President Warren G Harding drove from the US Capitol to Arlington National Cemetery to bury the Unknown Soldier. As the procession drove across the Pontiac River towards the cemetery, the traffic ground to a halt. The cemetery had no parking facilities and the surrounding fields were filled with cars. There was nowhere for the traffic to go.

Burial of unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

Burial of unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery