Past Gas # 196: Paris-Dakar Rally: The History of the Race Across the Sahara Desert

Past Gas # 196: Paris-Dakar Rally: The History of the Race Across the Sahara Desert

By Donut Media

After rally racer Thierry Sabine got stuck in the Sahara Desert for three days, his rescue team airlifted out a changed man. On Thierry’s return trip to France, an idea began to crystalize in his mind: one rally to rule them all. How did Thierry Sabine’s near-death experience lead to the most infamous off-road race in the world? What about the endurance rally’s extreme risk attracted drivers, adventurers, and European celebrities eager to cheat death? And why, after many years, many deaths, and a couple continents later does the race continue to be “A challenge for those who go, [and] a dream for those who stay behind?” Today on Past Gas: the story of the Paris-Dakar Rally.  You asked for it -- and we listened. We're filming Past Gas again! Head to our Youtube channel and check us out in the stu!  https://www.youtube.com/c/donutpodcasts Thanks to our sponsors: Find your drive. Forget boring rental cars at https://Turo.com Need to hire? You need Indeed. Go to https://Indeed.com/pastgas This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Visit https://BetterHelp.com/PASTGAS today to get 10% off your first month. Get Valvoline for you car! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: http://bit.ly/PastGas. If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/PastGas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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