The object of rallying is to reach certain points at specific times to become the overall winner. They hold rallies on a wide variety of roads, from smooth paved asphalt, to washed out desert trails. This requires a rugged chassis, and an equally tough driver and navigator.
The Monte Carlo Rally was one of the most famous events and was important for manufacturers in their sales and marketing efforts.
The SS-100s reliability, endurance, and maneuverability made them ideal for rallying throughout Europe.