April 2023 Newsletter

Zero to Rally, Partner News, Rebelle U Vehicle Survival, and more!

April 14th, 2023

Zero to Rally

For the third year in a row, Rivian joined the Rebelle Rally last October with not one, but two electric vehicles – the 2022 R1S and R1T. With two teams of exceptional employees competing behind the wheel, Rivian documented their journey in their latest film, “Zero to Rally.” From learning navigation skills to vehicle prep, packing, and off-road driving, the film covers everything that goes into becoming a Rebelle. A must-watch for anyone curious what it’s like to be a Rebelle – and wanting to know (and see) more about the capabilities of these vehicles.

The Rebelle Rally Joins Partner Iridium in Palm Springs

Last month, Rebelle founder/Director Emily Miller was a keynote speaker at the Iridium Partner Conference held in Palm Springs, CA. Iridium is the Official Communications and Safety Partner of the Rebelle Rally, and has been an integral part of the competition since inception. Said Miller, “Safety and communications are the backbone of the Reblle Rally. Without Iridium and its partners, we would have never made it to the startling line. None of this would be possible without them.”

As a company, Iridium never stops growing or innovating – and we can’t wait to see what they have in store next.

Thank you Iridium for having us part of such an incredible event!

Team Feature: Team #184 Eliza Coleman & Kendra Miller

We’ve always said the Rebelle brings people together, and Team #184 is no exception. 3x Rebelle Eliza Coleman and 6x Rebelle Kendra Miller had never met before they decided to compete together, and three rallies (soon to be four!) later, they’ve built a strong foundation of teamwork and communication amongst themselves. We love seeing this team around basecamp because not only are they great competitors, they know how to let the little things slide by and have some fun along the way. Get to know the team now, and don’t forgot to look for them (and their third teammate, Eliza’s Bone Stock 2018 Jeep Wrangler), at this year’s starting line!

Rebelle Selects

This month’s Rebelle Selects is brought to you by Pirelli. We began testing Pirell tires back in 2016 when we tackled pre-running our first course with the Pirelli Scorpion Run-flat tires on a stock BMW X5. From sand dunes to double tracks and endless terrain in between, we were beyond impressed at the capabilities. Two years ago, we tested the Scorpion All Terrain Plus, and since then our pre-running (and daily driving) vehicles have been exclusively Scorpion-equipped. From great handling to excellent traction, to us these tires are the total package.

Calling all Future Rebelles and Adventurers!

Mark your calendars for this Tuesday, April 18 from 3:00-4:30PM PDT for our Rebelle U Presented by Pennzoil Online Course, “Vehicle Survival” live hosted by Rebelle Chief Mechanic Nick “Nickgyver” Cimmarusti!

Join Nick as he walks you through a helpful field guide from taking care of your vehicle on the trail to during the rally. Here are a few items on Nick’s to-do list during the course:

  • Systems that see most use & abuse
  • Tires: Driver failure
  • Suspension
  • Steering: What fails and why
  • Identifying vulnerable locations: what can and cannot take abuse
  • Underhood checks
  • Filters
  • Learning to speak your vehicle’s language
  • Vehicle loading and the effects on mechanical performance

Registration is required – grab your spot now!

Upcoming Events






  • June 22, 2023 – Art of Rebelle
    • Los Angeles, CA – Details TBA





Parting Shot

“Sometimes climbing the highest mountain gives you the best perspective – in the rally and in life.”