Holiday 2023 Newsletter

December 20th, 2023

As the year comes to a close, it’s with gratitude that we look back on 2023 milestones. From an expanded Rebelle U training program to the exciting debut of Rebelle Trials, the inaugural Art of Rebelle Presented by Pirelli held in Los Angeles, and record-breaking 8th edition with most teams ever, this year has been defined by monumental moments. And it wouldn’t all be possible without the unwavering support from our incredible competitors, partners, audience, and dedicated staff. As we celebrate the holiday season, we wish you and your family a Happy New Year filled with joy – and hopefully some exciting adventures along the way.

Unwrap Adventure: Rebelle Selects - Stocking Stuffer Edition

Unwrap Adventure! We’ve compiled a list of Rebelle-tested and proven products for any adventure on the go. These hand-picked products are great solutions for the outdoor enthusiast that will not only make their lives easier, but also more enjoyable. Because everyone needs a little elf to help them navigate the wild.

  1. Compact Lantern by Wagan Tech: Dimmable and solar-rechargeable, this lantern is a must-have for camping, overlanding – and map reading. 😉
  2. Ili Hawaiian Skincare: Our go to scrubs and soaks after long days on the trail. Ili is organic and sustainably sourced with all natural products. Our favorites? Lavender + Mint Salt Scrub and Rose + Coconut Milk Sea Soak. Try them all!
  3. Big Agnes Sleep Liners: Get a good night’s sleep with these fleece liners, perfect for regulating temperature during all the weather highs and lows.
  4. WILL Relieve Lidocaine Pain Relief Roll-on: We discovered this earlier this year after one too many days of course running. This stocking stuffer-sized product provides great on-the-go relief from aches and pains.
  5. The Healing Hippy Organic Lip Balm: Our go-to lip balm never leaves our side, and provides long standing moisturizer even in the driest conditions.
  6. Scrubblade Windshield Wipers: These mighty blades may take up some space in that stocking, but they’re worth it. Tackling bugs, rain, and road debris, Scrubblade takes just minutes to install.
  7. Zoleo: Ensure the adventurers in your life are safe and connected. The Iridium connected GPS tracker, communication & SOS device is easy to use and could save a loved one’s life.
  8. Rebelle Gift Cards – The perfect gift for the Rebelle in your life. Usable for the rally or Rebelle U Presented by Pennzoil training events.

Rebelle Wins at SEMA

At the globally renowned SEMA Show (Speciality Equipment Market Association) in Las Vegas this year, the Rebelle Rally and Founder Emily Miller received two prestigious awards in recognition of significant contributions to the automotive sector. These awards acknowledge dedication to its advancement and development.

Rebelle Forward

The Rebelle Rally has long been associated with sustainability, stewardship, and environmental responsibility through conservation, education, and boots-on-the-ground projects. As one of the pillars of Rebelle Impact, the principle of “what happens beyond the competition and score matters most” was introduced. To further this idea in 2023, Rally Founder Emily Miller introduced Rebelle Forward, a new addition to the Rebelle family. Rebelle Forward was designed to be a forum to showcase our partner’s work on projects and initiatives that are leading the way in responsible innovations.

Rebelle in the News: Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan’s own Mia Ladiere took a big step competing in this year’s Rebelle, despite having no prior off-roading experience and a strong dislike for camping (she does love doing things for a story, though). Mia’s approach, coupled with her willingness to confront challenges head-on, led her to experience some valuable lessons out on the trail. She candidly shares lessons learned with the readers, proving that facing challenges can result in extraordinary growth.

Team Feature: Team Brouck Sisters

The 2023 Rebelle Rally was an unforgettable experience for so many teams. Still, for one international team, it was an adventure from start to finish, including their journey to the start line. Meet Team #177 Brouck Sisters (Maureen and Hortense Brouck), who learned about the Rebelle Rally five years ago and made it their mission to compete. Their passion for off-roading came from their father, and the sisters were determined to make their first visit to America a memorable one. Meet Maureen & Hortense, winners of the first “Perseverance Award” – an award that we created after learning their story.

Train in 2024 with Rebelle U

Rebelle U Presented by Pennzoil is the training arm of Rebelle with courses in driving, navigation and supporting education that prepares you for a life of adventure and rally. What makes Rebelle U stand apart? It starts with our curriculum honed after years of development, top-notch instructors with decades of experience, a coaching model and memorable, authentic experiences. Our mission is to help you build a platform of success. 

While we train participants in scaffolded skills and lessons, we go beyond and implement individualized coaching as necessary to help students build and refine technique or break poor habits. We sit right seat (or left) to help your driving and navigating skills get to the next level.

Stay tuned for exciting announcements surrounding the Overland Rallies in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia!

Rebelle in the News: Car and Driver

The Rebelle Rally is the ultimate proving ground for people, products, and vehicles. Case in point? Car and Driver’s latest article written by Mara Balagtas McIlworth, who piloted the 2023 Lexus LX600 F Sport in this year’s competition. But don’t take our word for it, read on to see how the Rebelle continues to be a great platform for journalists to test the real chops of a vehicle. 

Register for the 2024 Rebelle Rally

Missed out on the 2023 Rebelle Rally? Don’t worry; the 9th edition of the Rebelle Rally is on the horizon but spots are filling up fast. With only a few remaining, if you’ve ever dreamed of competing in the Rebelle, 2024 is your year to seize the opportunity and #jointherebelle.

Treat your vehicle like the exceptional piece of sports equipment that it is. Take care of it and it will take care of you. We keep our vehicles for the long haul, using Pennzoil Platinum® High Mileage Fully Synthetic Motor Oil.

Merry Christmas from the Rebelle Rally