The world’s first ever international motor rally took place in the summer of 1907. Five pioneer motorists — including the eventual winner Prince Scipio Borghese — shipped their cars to China to race halfway around the globe to prove that the motor car could provide an independent means of travel.
The Borghese Memorial 1907-2007 was held in honour of this event. This followed the original 1907 route, with over 30 historic motor cars racing 10,000 miles through China, Mongolia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany, to Paris. We designed a book – case bound and tyre marked – which documented this great adventure.