224 x 281 x 28mm
In March 1907, the Parisian newspaper Le Matin offered the world a challenge - 'Will anyone agree to go this summer from Peking to Paris by motorcar?'
Prior to this time, the car was still a novelty, an expensive toy for a wealthy elite - hardly a dependable form of transport. The 14,000km challenge was ultimately taken up by drivers of four different makes of automobile. There were to be no rules, no maps and. for that matter, no roads for much of the route.
Now, in a daring recreation of a milestone in motoring history, adventurer Lang Kidby, newspaper cartoonist and media personality Warren Brown and motoring journalist Mick Matheson will retrace the exact route of the original Peking to Paris Trial for the first time in almost 100 years.
Closed to the world for the best part of a century, the route travelled by the original participants is now accessible. The Great 2005 Peking to Paris Expedition is an historic recreation never before attempted, and this book is a must-have collectable for vintage car lovers and travel enthusiasts.
The book ties in with ABC TV's documentary, to be screened in October.