the bored gamer wrote:
Which is kind of logical.
Let's not go too far.
The game is set in 1901-1903. Cars at that time were basically experimental. Daimler started production in 1897, Ford in 1902.
Without any facts to colour my opinion, I'd assume driving around Europe & the Middle East in 1901 would be hard work - breakdowns, re-fuelling, spares.
The original edition of the game had horses rather than cars, and this feels more appropriate.