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Atlas Sahara 2004 Report

2005 The Guild of Motor Endurance



Guild of Motor Endurance
Atlas-Sahara 2004

North African Sports Car Challenge

The year is 2004, the month is October, the country is Morocco.
Welcome to the Atlas-Sahara.


The sands of time will be returning Guild of Motor Endurance competitors to the edge of the Sahara. Sportscar crews are invited to once again take on the spectacular Atlas and Rif mountains and to journey amongst the dunes and oasis of southern Morocco.

This eight day tour of Morocco will not only include the expected tortuous mountain routes synonymous with endurance, and the allowance such roads make on any schedule, it will also take competitors through the dramatic landscapes on the challenging route separating the Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert. Here, Arabian nights will be spent under the stars in Berber tents. Morocco is a land of extremes and full of bewildering experiences, the Atlas-Sahara will be taking in many of them. From the breathtaking altitude roads to the barren silence of the desert; the heat; dust; long shadows in the sand; palm trees and gorges. The vibrant colours and smells; spices, overloaded donkeys and camels, and its nomadic friendly people. Having mint tea with kilim sellers, dishes of couscous and tajine, negotiating in dirham for a silver hand of Fatima while looking for a passage control in a medieval medina. These together with the pace of endurance in a sportscar are the ingredients for a 2004 Tuareg expedition. If you own a sports car and need an adventure, reserve your entry: 512 October.