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.

David Beckham's first car was a Ford Escort.

The spark plug was patented by French-Belgian engineer Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir in 1860.

Speed limits on UK Motorways were not introduced until December 1965. This happened after several serious accidents, mainly in fog, when an experimental speed limit of 70 mph (112 km/h) was introduced. It was then made permanent in 1967 for all Motorways and Dual Carriageways with a central reservation.

There are over 27 million private cars in Great Britain. These account for 83% of the 34.5 million licensed vehicles in Britain.

The London motor show began in November 1895, organised by RAC founder member Sir Evelyn Ellis. The show consisted of five cars in a field, 500 people turned up.

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