In 1907, eleven men in five cars started out from Beijing on the 14,000 km journey to Paris. In May 2005, an Australian team of ten veteran car enthusiasts driving vehicles of the original models (an Itala, a Spyker, two De Dion Boutons and a Contal) started along the road from Beijing and arrived in Paris 59 days later. They were accompanied by an ABC Televeision crew. This wonderfully illustrated book presents photographs and details of the 1907 expedition, an account and photographs of the search for equivalent veteran cars, and a day-by-day informal journal of the often alarming 2005 journey. Travel buffs, veteran car enthusiasts, photographers, geographers, madcaps and Boys Own Paper imitators will all be intrigues by this outstanding volume.
The Great Peking to Paris Expedition
AuthorsBrown, Warren; Mick Matheson & Lang Kidby
PublisherHarper Collins Publishers