Vehicles Clear Tech Inspection at Squaw Valley Ski Resort.

Teams from five countries and eighteen different states arrived at The Village At Squaw Valley in anticipation of the second running of the Rebelle Rally. For the uninitiated, this week long all-female navigation and driving challenge spans thousands of kilometers throughout the rugged wilds of California and Nevada. Before shifting into low gear, technical inspections were required to confirm the presence of required items such as first aid kits, distribute satellite phones, and install team numbers and Yellow Brick trackers that allow live tracking of team positions on course (

Thirty-six teams are split between the 4×4 and Crossover classes, as well as special designations for Bone Stock, International Cup, and 4030.  As the name implies, the Bone Stock award is for the best finisher in a vehicle that is exactly as delivered from the factory. RAM, Ford, Jeep, Chevy, and Nissan have all provided vehicles to skilled teams in an effort to win this coveted award. Tomorrow marks “Day 0”, when the teams will depart before sunrise and wind their way around iconic Lake Tahoe before partaking in Rally School and starting the provisional competition via random draw.

Day 0 will not be scored, but will serve as a prologue for teams to settle in to the format and challenges they can expect to encounter during the competition.  The route will include a combination of dirt and pavement in the shadows of the breathtaking Sierras and White Mountains.