March 2023 Newsletter

Rebelle Trials, Partner News, Upcoming Events, and more.

March 21st, 2023

Rebelle Trials

Excited to announce a new event as part of Rebelle U training: Rebelle Trials!
Rebelle Trials is a full-day mock Rebelle Rally that puts the concepts learned in the the Rebelle U navigation training into real rally practice.
Join us June 2-4 in Ridgecrest, CA for a 2-Day Navigation Intensive (Friday, Saturday) with a 1-Day Rebelle Trials Rally on Sunday. Teams will be given trackers, maps, checkpoint guides, roadbooks, and bulletins and will compete in a single-day Rebelle Trial. Teams will be scored and provided with a summary of their day. This practice and testing of a team’s skills is an excellent way to prepare for the real Rebelle Rally. Rebelle U is presented by Pennzoil.

Tools of the Rebelle: Milwaukee

Milwaukee Tool is legendary for good reason. Not only was the brand founded in 1924 and has led the industry in developing innovative tools and worksite solutions, they’re also obsessed with solving user frustrations. Paying attention to the small details that make a big difference is a significant reason why Milwaukee is used for everyday job use, weekend projects – and on the Rebelle by our expert mechanics who put their tools through our ultimate proving ground time and time again.

We were excited to sit down recently with Eric Rusch, Director of Product Marketing, for a glimpse behind the scenes at Milwaukee Tool and really get to know what makes the brand tick from someone so close to their product lines. A big thank you to Eric for taking the time for our questions – and we had a lot!

Vehicle Survival Course

We’re excited to announce a new online Rebelle U course presented by Pennzoil – Vehicle Survival with Rebelle Rally Chief Mechanic Nick “Nickgyver” Cimmarusti!

Join Nick LIVE on Tuesday, April 18th from 3-4:30 PM PDT as he walks you through a helpful field guide to taking care of your vehicle on the trail and in rally.

Rebelle With a Cause

What happens beyond the score matters most. The Rebelle Rally giving component, Rebelle Impact, is a brand and fund rooted in the principle of this quote.

Earlier this year, as part of Rebelle Impact initiatives, Rebelle founder Emily Miller and TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication Founder and Owner Nicole Pitell joined Tread Lightly! and the Bureau of Land Management for a restoration project on the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Go behind the scenes of the trail clean-up, which was selected to be part of Quadratec’s 50 for 50 Trail Stewardship Initiative, and find out a little history along the way by checking out our latest blog post.

Rebelle Selects

What is a Rebelle Select? It’s a favorite piece of gear that we have put to the test. This month, we’re launching our Rebelle Selects by highlighting two pieces of gear our Founder Emily Miller takes pre-running the course, on the Rebelle Rally, and any other off-road adventure she’s off to (and there are a lot.) If you don’t know the YETI GoBox and Sidekick® Dry Gear Case, it’s time to level up your gear with these two must-haves.

“Keeping gear protected is critical in what we do. Although YETI is so well-known for its coolers and drinkware, their storage solutions are also unparalleled in durability.”

Team Feature: Team #145 Kris Vockler & Andrea Schaffer

If you’ve competed on the Rebelle Rally over the years, chances are you know at least one or both of these competitors. And know them well. They’re ones to not only welcome fellow competitors, they also make it their mission to get to know each and every one along the way including “rookies” who may be looking for a little direction (literally) during the rally. The team’s helpful ways were also a reason they earned the coveted Team Spirit Award co-sponsored by Scrubblade in 2021. Read on to find out more about this exemplary team.

Upcoming Events







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





Parting Shot

Take another look at the vehicle in your driveway. It may be more capable than you realize.

This 2023 Bone Stock Nissan Pathfinder crosses over from everyday pavement use to the dunes of the Rebelle with zero hesitation.