Canada – the Land of Plenty…and our latest team! It’s Team Tuesday and we’re so happy to announce our first 2017 team from our neighbors to the north – Michelle Laframboise and Elise Racette. Two women who have (literally) rallied together in the past, and are not slowing down anytime soon.
Michelle currently resides in Picton, Ontario and owns ClearWater Design Canoes & Kayaks. She’s also a rally driver who began her racing career seven years ago and won her first title in 2010. While automotive racing and kayaking are an obvious passion of hers, when she’s not hitting the pavement or water, you’ll find her down hill skiing, scuba diving, painting and motorcycle riding. And when she’s taking time out of the busy life above, she’s enjoying her favorite part of the day – early morning calm before everyone else is awake where she can press that reset button we all know and love.
Michelle is an Original Rebelle, and she’s coming back for round two for the love of the challenge and the people of the Rebelle. Having such a great time in the inaugural event, she’s can’t wait to come back armed with everything she learned last year to see how she can improve this year. She also looks forward to getting back to this part of the States, enjoying the environment, and reconnecting with all of the people involved!
Elise is a Business Analyst originally from Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, and now resides in Mirabel, Quebec. Elise and Michelle decided to team up as they used to do performance rallies together – Elise was Michelle’s main co-driver when she raced stage rally. They knew they had a great dynamic, trusted each other and made a good team. Elise has been very busy with work and her son, but now (much to Michelle’s delight) she has the ability to get away and back into the car with Michelle!
Aside from performance racing, Elise loves cars, traveling, snowboarding, landscaping and spending time in the great outdoors. Although she didn’t compete last year, Elise followed the Rebelle last year on social media and thought it seemed like a fun, challenging event right up her alley. When Michelle asked her to team up, Elise immediately said yes! Elise cannot wait to meet the ladies participating and staff organizing the event. She’s looking forward to coming back with new friends, a ton of stories and the drive to take on more challenges!