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 6th August 1909

113 years ago

Twenty two year old housewife Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to drive across the US from coast to coast, in a green Maxwell 30. She began the 3,800 mile journey from Hell's Gate in Manhattan, New York and arrived in San Francisco to a great fanfare. In later years, she lived in Covina, California, where in 1961 she wrote and published the story of her journey, 'Veil, Duster, and Tire Iron'. Between 1909 and 1975, Ramsey drove across the country more than 30 times. On October 17, 2000, she became the first woman inducted into the US Automotive Hall of Fame.

Alice Huyler Ramsey

Alice Huyler Ramsey