Clearly an imitation of the popular Georges Melies "trick" films, Motoring Around the World is also a burlesque of a then-current automotive craze. A group of drivers are seen departing from New York, en route to Paris. The rest of the film details the problems facing these intrepid car-jockeys during their worldwide jaunt. A group of French motorists are captured by American Indians; another group is stranded in an Arctic mining camp where a convenient airship comes to the rescue; and still another group is obliged to accept the hospitality of a submarine crew while crossing the Pacific. Incredibly, the trade magazine Variety felt that the humor in Motoring Around the World was "too subtle."
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