Team Tuesday 2019: Thayer & Penny

Don’t call it a comeback: Team Tuesday has returned with another fierce duo headed to the Rebelle this October!

Thayer Low and Penny Dale are automotive-minded women, and met over Instagram via one common love – Land Rovers. Having competed last year together in Thayer’s LR4, they’re thrilled to get back into competition mode together in the dirt for the 2019 Rebelle Rally.

Thayer was born in Hawaiian Gardens, California and moved around quite a bit with her family growing up. She now calls Arvada, Colorado home. Thayer is a dedicated mom to two girls (a full time job!), loves to off-road in her spare time, and head off adventuring with her family.

She’s excited to use her skills from last year in this year’s competition – coming back better prepared and armed with her 2018 experience. Plus with her Land Rover, Thayer feels she’s in good hands. “Land Rovers are extremely capable off-road cars that often don’t get enough credit. ‘Monty’ (our third teammate) has a great ride, covers all kinds of terrain, holds everything imaginable, and hauls toddlers on top of that!”

Thayer feels their biggest challenge last year was the dunes – navigating and driving in them. So returning to tackle them is definitely on her to-do list!

Lastly, her favorite thing about the Rebelle? “No technology! And the lifelong friends you make.”

Penny’s hometown is Saltspring Island, BC Canada, and she currently resides in Vancouver where she is a registered Interior Designer. And Penny is just as big of a Land Rover fan as Thayer! Her passion for the vehicle stems from her experience driving them.  Like Thayer, she owns an LR4 and calls Land Rovers “incredibly capable and intuitive without aftermarket mods and equally as comfortable.” Penny also has a passion for off-road adventures (we don’t blame her), and you can also find her doing anything outdoors…at anytime!

Penny had an incredible time last year with her teammate, and mentioned she learned so much about both the competition, and herself. “It’s an incredible challenge and environment to test yourself and grow. To do so with so many inspiring women is very special.”

The hardest part about last year’s rally? “Understanding we can’t know everything and learning to give yourself grace when you goof up.” And the best part according to Penny? “The camaraderie amidst the competition.” 

See you in the dirt, Team #164 Anam Cara!

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Team Tuesday 2018: Penny & Thayer

A vehicle doesn’t just get us from Point A to Point B. For many, it’s their own customized experience. It also happens to be a great topic of conversation, and can bring people together bonded over a mutual admiration of design, power, and all of the above.  No matter your vehicle preference, we all know that feeling of meeting someone who shares a similar view of a well-crafted machine. Today’s Team Tuesday came together for that exact reason, specifically over their mutual love of all things Land Rover. Please welcome Team Anam Cara, #164: Penny Dale and Thayer Cook!

Penny is an interior designer living in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Originally from Saltspring Island, BC, she describes her hometown as a “little hippie island in the Southern Gulf” – it also happens to be the largest of the BC’s Southern Gulf Islands. Growing up on an island definitely did not deter Penny from seeing the world – in fact, she charged it.

You know that one adventure that changed your life? For Penny, it was two years ago when she traveled over 45,000 km driving from Vancouver to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. She crossed 15 countries, drove through some pretty incredible terrain, and met countless inspiring people. The lessons she learned? To embrace the unknown, and to say yes to new challenges, opportunities, and adventures. Penny has definitely taken that lesson next level, entering in the 2018 Rebelle!

Penny is super excited to be teaming up with Thayer and representing their daily drivers:

I reached out to Thayer via Instagram for her first-hand feedback on her vehicle and the rest is history. We each have at least one Discovery; she has the LR4 and a D2 and I have an LR3. The Discovery is an incredibly capable vehicle with a powerful V8 engine, great suspension, and a really comfortable interior – not to mention about a zillion cup holders which is great on long adventures down bumpy roads. Not only that, but it’s got great head room, which will be nice when we have rally helmets on. There’s also lots of room for gear, toddlers, or fur babies in the back! For us, it’s basically the perfect vehicle.”

Thayer moved around so much as a child that she can’t really name one specific place as a hometown, but does mention Vail, Crested Butte, and Newport Beach as leaving big impressions on her. She currently resides in Arvada, Colorado, where she is the mother of Irish Twins, who are 2 ½ and 3 ½. In fact, she counts her two daughters as her biggest adventures to date.

My daughters have taught me to see the world from a new perspective, and slow down and smell the roses. Also being a mom has changed my opinion about what is important in life – I now thrive off experiences, adventures, and spending time with those that matter.”

Gearing up for the Rebelle this fall, Thayer has always known she’s been quite competitive, and the minute she read about the Rebelle, she knew she was going to compete. Because if other women could do it, so could she!

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