One of only two teams who have competed together every single year since the inaugural Rebelle Rally in 2016 – meet 2019 CUV champs Emme Hall and Rebecca Donaghe. These two are known for their quick wit and humor, but don’t let that fool you – this duo brings some serious heat to the competition. Read on to learn more about these 100% Rebelles!
Emme: Hacienda Heights, CA/Oakland
Rebecca: Houston, TX/Marina del Rey, CA
Emme: Automotive Journalist
What made you compete this year?
Emme: I use the Rebelle Rally as the ultimate off-road test for Roadshow. As such, we’ve done it in a different vehicle every year. Our participation in the EV designation for 2020 will be a huge challenge for us and I look forward to proving (hopefully!) that it’s possible to wheel with electrons, not fossil fuels.
Rebecca: And I use the Rebelle Rally as proof to my family and friends that I’m a “cool nerd” who likes to take her vacations competing in high pressure situations with a lot of math which require me to sleep on the ground and urinate behind bushes.
How did you and your teammate meet? Why did you choose them?
Emme: The Rally put Rebecca and I together the first year after we had both lost our respective partners. We had met before but the first time we ever spent any real time with each other was the first day of the Rally. Good thing we’re both tons of fun! Seriously 75% of the time we are laughing.
Rebecca: The other 25% of the time I am silently taking headings and plotting checkpoints and Emme is urinating behind bushes.
Tell us about your competition vehicle. Why did you choose it to compete in?
Emme: We can’t tell you just yet what we’re driving, but it’s going to be electric and incredibly awesome.
Rebecca: We weren’t sure how we could follow up the Rolls with another vehicle that challenges us to prove whether it could be done. But I think we’ve nailed it and can’t wait to make tracks in the new electric designation with the kind of vehicle that really defines it.
Any fun facts you’d like to fill us in on?
Emme: Emme and Rebecca both attended Yale University. #bragging