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

The numberplate, M1, fetched £331,500 at auction, setting a new world record for the highest price paid for a car registration. A mystery bidder from the North West bought the plate as a birthday present for his six-year-old son. Bonhams auctioned M1 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in Chichester. The M1 plate was the first registration issued in Cheshire and was originally handed out in 1902. It has been on a rare 1900 Benz car kept at Tatton Park near Knutsford.