By Thomas Bromehead
Thanks to Pierre Abeillon for his help
First published in 2014 VeloceToday
Born in 1903, Pierre Duval was an engineer and as such, one the few privateers who built their own cars who could claim to have an engineer background. He started his career with Citroën and participated in the “Croisière Noire” of 1924, which was actually a cunning marketing exercise by André Citroën (who always had excellent advertising ideas to make his brand stand out) in which caterpillar tracks Citroën machinery crossed the Sahara on their way to the central colonies.