August 10: The original Peking to Paris Race was won on this date in 1907

The Peking-to-Paris race of 1907 began as a challenge from a newspaper, daring anyone with a car to cover the 9,300 miles between the French and Chinese capitals. By the time the race began with five entrants in Peking (now Beijing), the organizers had bailed out and there were no official rules. After 62 days, [...]
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