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, Citroën, Delage, Ford, Hotchkiss and Renault.
See also the Competitions page.
See the page dedicated to this race on the web site of the Fondation de l'Automobile Marius Berliet.