The Rebelle Rally begins tomorrow (October 12th) and the Jeep brand is looking to win its third-straight overall event win and seventh win in the eight years that the all-female off-road event has been held. The event covers 1,500 miles through the desert of Nevada and California in eight days and competitors cross the land using only old school navigation tools – no modern GPS technology.
“At the Jeep brand, we strive to build and deliver the best, most capable off-road 4×4 vehicles on the planet, and now that 4xe is the new 4×4, we continue to push the limits of our Jeep Wrangler 4xe at the Rebelle Rally, an extremely demanding off-road event,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “We also have the best community of owners who demand that we build 4x4s that enable them to do extraordinary things and go to extraordinary places. Supporting the Rebelle Rally gives us the chance to support the amazing women from our Jeep community and showcase just how capable the Wrangler 4xe is, and the fact that there is absolutely no range anxiety.”
In total, the 2023 Rebelle Rally will include vehicles from 10 automakers across 65 teams (more than half of which will be in a Jeep product), with two classes (4×4 and X-Cross) along with a few other in-class designations. Most notably, there is an award for the best-finishing electrified vehicle and one for the best-finishing bone stock vehicle. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon piloted by Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit, who make up Team 4xEventure, has won those two titles in addition to the overall event win each of the past two years.
“When the going gets tough, I have found nothing to be more capable and going to get you home than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon,” said Barlow, Team 4xEventure. “I don’t have to worry about what terrain lies ahead on the rally, I can focus on navigating to those checkpoints. The 4xe takes it to another level with power, range and versatility with the hybrid system. Most people don’t know we ran out of gas one mile from the finish line last year and completed our journey in electric mode and won.”
The second factory-backed Jeep team will be the rookie pairing of the Full Synd Sisters, Alex and Megan Taylor. Alex Taylor is an on-screen personality for the Motor Trend network, along with being a two-time winner of Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge – so she knows how to go fast. (We currently do not have pictures of this team or their Jeep.)
“Everything about the Rebelle Rally will be a learning curve for us off-roading newcomers, but we are excited to take on this challenge,” said Alex Taylor, Team Full Synd Sisters. “Partnering with the Jeep brand and Pennzoil certainly lessens some of the initial stressors since we know that our Wrangler 4xe is well equipped and more than capable to help our team cross the finish line.”
To celebrate the International Day of the Girl, Team 4xEventure created the video below.