A group of audacious adventurers sets out to re-enact the 1907 Peking to Paris car race. One century after the world’s first great overland car race, five cars identical to the original participants attempt to follow in their tracks. This is the dramatic story of their romantic adventure.
Episode One follows the preparations for the expedition, the start from Beijing (Peking), the journey North West past the Great Wall to Mongolia and on to the perils of the Gobi Desert.
Episode Two takes us from the Gobi desert to the Mongolian capital Ulan Baatar, across the Mongolian border into Siberia, and the spectacular journey across Lake Baikal.
In Episode Three the drivers nurse their battered cars across the vast and beautiful landscape of Siberia. Revelling in the local hospitality they finally cross the Urals and into Europe.
Episode Four takes our adventurers across Russia to Moscow and St Petersburg. Then it’s south through Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany... and the heart-stopping run to the finish line in Paris.