1930 Sahara Rally

Algiers (Algeria) - Gao (Nigeria)

The Sahara Rally took place in 1930 for the Centennial of Algeria. It was a difficult race - close to 7000 km of desert trails, linking Algiers to Gao, on the banks of the Niger river, and on to Tunis. It was truly a "Paris Dakar before its time".

Four participants drove 14 hp Cottin-Desgouttes Sans-Secousse:

The race was one by a Cottin & Desgouttes, in front of the most prestigious makers of the time: Bugatti, Chenard, Citro├źn, Delage, Ford, Hotchkiss and Renault.

See also the Competitions page.

Video of the Cottin & Desgouttes Team

Pictures of the race

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 Illustration1930-1.jpg (278656 octets) Browse this article published in L'Illustration on March 6th 1930 or open the pdf

See the page dedicated to this race on the web site of the Fondation de l'Automobile Marius Berliet.

Restoration by the Fondation de l'Automobile Marius Berliet

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