A gathering of engineers.
It is 22nd July, 1894, in Paris. Throngs of people line the sides of the road, as far as the eye can see. Whether out of pure curiosity or to support the drivers during this exciting competition – they have all come to witness the world’s first automotive endurance race with “horseless carriages”, as the Parisian organizer “Le Petit Journal” officially announced. However, only 21 of the 102 vehicles registered are present at the start. An air of tension and anticipation surrounds the participants as they impatiently wait for the starting gun. This will be their great day. The day they show the world the technical wonder they have created. A wonder which can withstand even difficult conditions. In addition to the wagons with gasoline engines there are also a number of steam vehicles which are popular in France at the time.