Bronco, Rivian Take Top Honors in 2023 Rebelle Rally

Rebelle Rally
Photo: Rebelle Rally

Teams and their partners enjoyed a day off in the Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis) after a challenging Rebelle Rally course. They indulged in massages, TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication Hot Laps, and competition demos. The Rebellation awards ceremony and Gala took place. The final standings are as follows:

The Rivian R1T of Team #187 Limestone Legends (Lilly Macaruso/Alex Anderson) won the 4×4 class, marking the first-ever victory by a fully electric vehicle in Rebelle Rally history. Renewable Innovations provided the necessary charge support. They also clinched first place in Electrified and Bone Stock designations.

Team #129 4xEventures (Nena Barlow/Teralin Peterit) secured second place in the 4×4 category, despite winning multiple stages throughout the Rally.

Team #188 Dirt Hustle (Laura Wanlass/Maria Guitar) claimed third place in a 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor.

The X-Cross™ class saw the Ford Bronco Sport of Team #200 Built Wild (Melissa Clark/Jessica Moore) triumph once again, securing victory for the fourth consecutive year. Team #205 Wild Grace 8.0 (Rebecca Donaghe/Sedona Blinson) with a BMW X2 M35i came in second, and Team 206 KiAloha (Verena Mei/Susie Saxten) in a 2024 Kia Telluride X-Pro clinched third place.

Rookies of the Year awards went to Team #212 Hells Bells Rally (X-Cross™) and Team #182 Octane Adventures (4×4). Team #183 Go2Genba claimed second place in the 4×4 Rookie of the Year category, and Team #122 Team Rex Bronco took third place.

Pirelli sponsored a competition for teams using their tires, and Team #187 Limestone Legends emerged as the top finisher. They had been using Pirelli tires since their rookie year in 2022.

Additional awards included the International Cup, claimed by Team #144 CanToy Divas, and the Team Spirit Award, which went to Team #204 Mountain Subie.

A special Perseverance award was presented to Team #117 Brouck Sisters, who moved from France to the United States to compete in the Rebelle Rally with their 1998 Jeep TJ.

In sum, this year’s Rebelle Rally showcased remarkable achievements, with a historic win by an electric vehicle and strong competition across various classes, all culminating in a memorable awards ceremony.

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