Peking to Paris

Peking to Paris

When it came to early motor competitions there was no better way to test the chops of your vehicles like a good city-to-city race. These kinds of races were taking place all over Europe and America from 1894 onwards; however, by 1907 it was time to crank it up a notch. No race would test the mettle of these automobiles like the Peking to Paris, a course that ran 9,317 […]

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The Chicago Times-Herald Race

The Chicago Times-Herald Race

Almost a year after the world saw its first ever motoring contest, the Paris-Rouen, the Chicago Times-Herald newspaper decided to emulate the competitions success and organise what would be the first automobile race in the United States. The paper announced the race on July 10th 1895 with prizes totalling at $5000, which in today‚Äôs money would roughly equate to $147,000. Not only was the race a publicity stunt to boost […]

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