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Five cars set off from Pekin in a challenge set by Le Matin

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The Great Pekin-to-Paris Car Race. In 1907, the French newspaper Le Matin challenged driver to journey from Paris to Pekin (the route later reversed). That summer, five cars set off from Pekin, including an Italian Italia, a Dutch Spyker, two French De Deion Boutons and a 3-wheel Contal. NB: Scan of small illustration.

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