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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Motoring Trivia


A random selection of interesting trivia from the world of motoring.

Volkswagen was sued by Czechoslovakian car maker Tatra before WWII because the original Beetle was so similar to the Tatra T97. After Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in 1938 the lawsuit was cancelled by the Nazis.

The Bugatti Veyron is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hour race at Le Mans for Bugatti in 1939.

During the 1978 Formula One, there was a car named BT46B “fan car.” Fans were used to suck air out from under the car. Air-tight ‘hover-car like’ skirts allowed the fans to develop negative pressure beneath the chassis. This effectively allowed the car to ‘stick to the road’. It won its only race before being banned.

Britons spend an average of two weeks travelling including nine days in their cars.

One bus could carry the same number of people as 30 cars, while only occupying the road space of three cars.

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