It's often been said that the first auto race took place as soon as there were two automobiles in the same town. Back in 1908 cars were not yet a fixture in every driveway, but as The Great Race shows, that didn't stop early auto enthusiasts from participating in one of the most amazing motorized competitions of all time. Author Gary Blackwood is best known as a novelist and puts those skills to good use writing an entertaining account of the original around the world race. It's a quick read, but a good one, and the vintage photos help illustrate what a great adventure it was.