Time to give that tired notion of the minivan driving, snack wielding soccer mom the boot!?
Wendi: Danville, CA / Shingle Springs, CA
Fonda: Folsom, CA
Wendi: Pizza, Sushi & “kitchen sink” salads (this means whatever you have in the fridge, put it on lettuce with heavy dressing and yum!)
Fonda: I’m a total foodie. I especially love Japanese and Mexican food.
Something only your best friend knows about you:
Wendi: I may seem like an extrovert, but really I’m super shy.
Fonda: I come across as a neat and organized person, but in reality I’m a messy disorganized hoarder. Don’t open the closet under my stairs, something will definitely fall out of it!
Favorite place ever:
Wendi: Anywhere with family and friends. Cheesy but it’s true. I love adventure and discovering new places.
Fonda: Central Japan. It’s a beautiful and serene place with amazing green mountains, rivers and hot springs.
Why did you pick the vehicle you’re competing in?
Wendi: We are taking my teammate’s Jeep because it’s a beast! Black, shiny, great lift with all the bells and whistles. We both have a love for Jeeps too.
Fonda: Our third teammate is “Moslof.” He’s a 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. He’s my daily driver and rock crawler. I’m excited to take him on an off-road rally and push him to his limits. It was either him or my 1969 Huggy Bear Orange Chevy K5 (maybe that’s next year.)
Why the Rebelle?
Wendi: I was invited unexpectedly by my teammate and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
Fonda: I’ve followed the Rebelle the past 5 years and I’m always amazed at the places the teams get to go and the independent, strong and adventurous women who compete. I couldn’t wait to follow the rally each year. It was inspirational to watch and I can’t believe I get the privilege of meeting these amazing women and compete beside them.
Any shout-outs you’d like to make while you have our attention?
Wendy: To Fonda and Chris Matthews for the invitation to Rebelle. I’m forever grateful. To my husband, for being my wingman for all the prep it takes to be Fonda’s wing-woman!
Fonda: I’d like to shout out to my husband for giving me the Rebelle Rally as a Christmas gift. He’s always ready to wrench, calculate and lend a hand whenever I need it. And to my kids for always supporting my crazy adventures. And there is always some crazy adventure stirring in my brain waiting to be explored!