I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed your story of the 1907 Peking to Paris raid.
You will be interested to learn that the book that you mentioned at the end of your article is available in German (ISBN 3-7688-0965-X).
Its title, Das Verrucktecte Autorennen der Weh, roughly translates to ‘The maddest auto race of the World’ and this German version of the book contains 51 photos and two maps.
Normally it is the other way around: all the relevant motoring and especially racing literature is published in English (or American), and we on the Continent are used to reading the important things in English, so it is with a bit of malicious pleasure that this title is, at the moment, only available in German.
I am yours, etc
Michael Catsch, Munich, Germany