The Jeep brand is returning to support another group of drivers at the eighth annual Rebelle Rally, which takes place Oct. 12-21, 2023, in the Nevada and Southern California desert, the company announced.
“At the Jeep brand, we strive to build and deliver the best, most capable off-road 4×4 vehicles on the planet, and now that 4xe is the new 4×4, we continue to push the limits of our Jeep Wrangler 4xe at the Rebelle Rally, an extremely demanding off-road event,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “We also have the best community of owners who demand that we build 4x4s that enable them to do extraordinary things and go to extraordinary places. Supporting the Rebelle Rally gives us the chance to support the amazing women from our Jeep community and showcase just how capable the Wrangler 4xe is, and the fact that there is absolutely no range anxiety.”
Jeep brand is again teaming up Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit for the third consecutive year. Team 4xEventure will drive a 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon and will work to defend the overall, electrified and bone stock titles won the last two years in a stock Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
Hailing from Arizona, Barlow owns and operates Barlow Adventures, which provides four-wheel-drive training, Jeep rentals and guided trips in the southwest U.S. Utah-based Petereit is a nurse and has found a hobby in off-roading. Barlow and Petereit have both competed six times in the Rebelle Rally and this is their third year competing as a team, Jeep said.
“When the going gets tough, I have found nothing to be more capable and going to get you home than a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon,” said Barlow, Team 4xEventure. “I don’t have to worry about what terrain lies ahead on the rally, I can focus on navigating to those checkpoints. The 4xe takes it to another level with power, range and versatility with the hybrid system. Most people don’t know we ran out of gas one mile from the finish line last year and completed our journey in electric mode and won.”
“I’ve been fortunate to find myself on the podium every year for the past six years, and I attribute that to my teammates, partners and our Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Having confidence in our Wrangler to take us through whatever terrain the rally throws at us allows us to focus on collecting checkpoints,” said Petereit, Team 4xEventure. “I’ve had the opportunity to experience the evolution of the Jeep Wrangler, competing in a TJ, JK, JL and now a JL 4xe. Each year, I am impressed by the capability and reliability of the Wrangler and am looking forward to seeing what we can do with the new 2024 Wrangler 4xe in this year’s competition.”
Jeep brand joins new Rebelle Rally partner Pennzoil in supporting rookie team Full Synd Sisters (#149) behind the wheel of a stock Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The team is comprised of sisters Alex and Megan Taylor. The Taylor sisters will be testing the limits of the Wrangler 4xe powered by Pennzoil Ultra Platinum motor oil.
Alex is a builder, creator, professional driver, co-host of MotorTrend’s Hot Rod Garage and high-performance content creator. Megan is a graphic designer, photographer and brand strategist who works at Alex Taylor Racing and Isky Cams.
“Everything about the Rebelle Rally will be a learning curve for us off-roading newcomers, but we are excited to take on this challenge,” said Alex Taylor, Team Full Synd Sisters. “Partnering with the Jeep brand and Pennzoil certainly lessens some of the initial stressors since we know that our Wrangler 4xe is well equipped and more than capable to help our team cross the finish line.”