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The 1907 Peking to Paris Race


In light of our recent completion of the series on the 1908 New York to Paris race, we have some other interesting photos and an e-book were you can read about another early and fascinating race, the 1907 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. The AACA Library has recently posted the photos below along with the cover of the book, Pekin to Paris by Motor Car, written by Italian journalist Luigi Barzini.

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The book is well worth reading and you will find the details of the race to be quite interesting. Thanks to the AACA Library staff, they been able to find an online copy to share the book in it’s entirety with you. Read all about what the brave entrants managed to accomplish in this race and the New York to Paris, both of which were about the equivalent to the moon landing when we were young. Photos courtesy of The AACA Library.

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