Upon his arrival, the Royal Gendarmerie strongly discourages him to continue further, as the area beyond Tilemsem has been banned, following new developments in the conflict between years Morocco and Western Sahara.
Emile must turn around obviously and the military asked him more for taking on board a licensee to bring it back to Tan-Tan.
Analyzing the situation, and seeing his draft raid thwarted Emile evoke an insurance issue that does not allow it to carry passengers, arguing that his CV 2 is already very busy. He knows it is frowned upon in Africa not to take a traveler to board his car in these circumstances. He will play the naivety and misunderstanding by adopting the attitude of the tourist not really aware of local customs.
Emile then returned to Tan-Tan in the sight annoyed and disapproving of the military. He leaves at a good pace, as he fears they will not follow and he wants to stay away from the eyes of those he has just left. His plan is to bypass the area off-track and return its initial direction … After a few kilometers, it leaves the track on the right and ran down a rocky and uneven ground.
After a moment, after the strongest jolt, the car jumped and brutally hits a rock. It has to stop because the 2CV no longer responds very well and for good reason. Wheel arm bent and broken spar …
Ok this is a bad translation from Google. But basically this chap was driving through the desert someplace in Africa when his car broke down in a bad way. Instead of dying, he spent the next couple of weeks turning the car into a motorbike. This is the site he made to tell his story. Unfortunately it’s all in French.