The Great Challenge is the first album in the Michel Vaillant series. Originally published in TinTin magazine in 1957, it was released as a seperate album in 1959. It is one of three comics translated to English in 2007 (the others being China Moon and 24 Hours Under the Influence).
Dutch: De Grote Match
French: Le Grand défi
German: Duell auf der Piste
Team Vaillante has challenged various teams from the United States of America to a duel across the world. But things don't go as planned as Team Vaillante soon finds out that the way other countries race isn't exactly "european" style...