Hoehn Motors and Hoehn Adventures Partners with the Inaugural Rebelle Rally –
the First Women’s Off Road Navigation Rally Raid in the U.S.
Six company teams will compete in a diverse range of vehicles
August 10, 2016 (Reno, NV) – The Rebelle Rally is pleased to announce that Hoehn Adventures is a Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural Rebelle Rally. In addition to a strong partnership, Hoehn Motors, based in Carlsbad, California, will field six full teams from five of its San Diego County automotive franchises – Land Rover, Porsche, Mercedes, Honda, and Jaguar. Teams are comprised of long-standing Hoehn employees and family members.
Since 1928, the Hoehn family has been in the automobile business and has steadily grown into one of the region’s most noted and respected dealerships and brands, with Hoehn Adventures being a subsidiary to the company’s expanding platform in national and international events.
For Jo Hannah Hoehn, General Manager of Hoehn Jaguar Land Rover and fourth generation automobile dealer, supporting the everyday woman from San Diego in stock Hoehn vehicles means more than a great partnership. For her, it’s personal.
“We are thrilled to be involved with the inaugural Rebelle Rally, and are so proud of our six Hoehn employee competitors. Their camaraderie, enthusiasm, and commitment to this adventure has been truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to join them on the starting line in October,” said Jo Hannah. “I’m also really excited to be doing something like this in our own back yard. It’s so easy to forget how stunning and diverse the Western landscape is, and this is going to be an amazing way to see it.”
The six teams from Hoehn Motors competing:
- Jo Hannah Hoehn and Susie Saxten competing in a Land Rover LR4
- Karen Hoehn and Dana Saxten competing in a Land Rover LR4
- Josan Badillo and Jaimy Grigsby competing in a Jaguar F-PACE
- Trish Lewis and Sally Gallice competing in a Mercedes G550
- Lisa Wolford and Sandy Conner competing in a Porsche Cayenne
- Meli Barrett and Sabrina Howells competing in a Honda Ridgeline
The Honda, Porsche, and Jaguar teams will compete in the Crossover Class – vehicles with unibody construction and no low range transfer case. The Mercedes G-Class and LR4s will compete in the 4×4 Class. “The Rebelle is not a race for speed or for tube chassis race vehicles, but a platform for OEM manufacturer vehicles to shine. We are excited to partner with such a committed company as Hoehn Motors to showcase the capabilities of these SUVs and CUVs,” noted rally director Emily Miller.
About the Rebelle Rally:
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Teams of two will traverse over 2,000 kilometers in seven competition days across the desert West. A true test of precise navigation, it is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time and distance using maps, compass and road book.
About Hoehn Motors:
The Hoehn family has been in the car business since Hoehn Chevrolet was founded in 1928 by Theodore W. Hoehn. In 1938 the company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee was transferred to Theodore W. “Bill” Hoehn, Junior. After moving to La Jolla, California for what turned out to be a short-lived retirement, Bill founded Hoehn Motors in Carlsbad in 1975. Bill’s two sons Bill and Bob now own the business. Today, there is a fourth generation of family working in the business.