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November 22, 2017

The Rebelle Rally is calling…make 2018 the year you #JoinTheRebelle

RebelleRally StartLineThe Rebelle Rally is calling…make 2018 the year you #JoinTheRebelle. Meet Charlene Bower of the Ladies Off-Road Network and one of the 2016 winners of the Rebele Rally on November 3oth during the LA Auto Show media days and Emily Miller, the Founder of the Rebelle Rally on December 1, 2017 during the #LAAUTOSHOW in the Girl's Pit Stop booth. The booth is located in "THE GARAGE" AFTERMARKET, Powered by Prestone. The Garage at the LA Auto Show is where car culture lives and the LA Auto Show is co-promoting our booth and the events taking place their as the place for women to visit during the show.

Purchase LA Auto Show Tickets Here.

The second annual Rebelle Rally 2017, took place October 12th - 21st, starting from near Squaw Valley CA to Glamis CA over 7 days. The Rebelle is headed up by Emily Miller, a seasoned off-road trainer, Baja 1000 and Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles podium winner mentored by off-road racing legend, Rod Hall

It is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over 7 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and road book.

Title Sponsor of the Rebelle Rally 2017: Hoehn Adventures - Through an evolving series of racing events across the world, we seek to inspire those who love the power of challenge and the joy of pushing the boundaries.

VEHICLE CLASSES - ( These are daily drivers with limited aftermarket upgrades)

» 4×4 – 4-wheel drive vehicles that have a two-speed transfer case (low range)
» Examples – Pickup trucks & SUVs with 4WD including Toyota Tacoma 4×4, Chevy Colorado, Land Rover / Range Rover, etc.
» Crossover – Unibody construction with all-wheel drive (no low range)
» Examples – Subaru Forrester/Outback, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4, etc.
Note: There is a "Bone Stock" clarification for vehicles with no aftermarket upgrades.

RebelleRallyGroup1Quotes from the 2017 Rebelle RallyCompetitors:

Thuy Davis and Tracey Ristow Team #156 - Team Dandelion Adventures

Thuy, "The Rebelle Rally is a journey that cannot be described with words, it can only be experienced. It will place a mirror in front of you and it's up to you to acknowledge it or avoid it."

Tracey, "The rally itself is the cherry on top, the real prize is meeting so many amazing women!"

Tiffany Lauer Walker Team #154 - Road Less Traveled

"A dream only imagined that became a reality!"

Meli Bell Team #204 - Team Hoehn Adventures, AKA “The Goldie Girls”

"When you complete the Rebelle, you understand it is about so much more than driving and navigating, the way that "To Break in A Glove" is not only about baseball!"

Andrea Shaffer Team #126 - Team Sugar High

"The rally is so much more than a competition, it becomes a family."

Marty Lawrence Team #206 Team BLTN

"Know your vehicle. Know your partner."

Limited registration to only 50 teams for 2018!  Our mission is to provide a world-class event and competition and only 50 coveted spots are up for grabs.  Once the spots are filled, we will close registration, even if it is prior to the September 10th, 2018 deadline.

Join the Rebelle - REGISTER ONLINE NOW - 
Early registration pricing, returning Rebelle pricing, and installments available.

Photo by Paolo Baraldi Photographer.

September 21, 2016

Car Factories Go Green to Save Green

Easy_going_greenIt just makes sense: car companies that want to be known for producing eco-friendly cars build them at eco-friendly factories.

Kia has planted five million trees and initiated other green initiatives at its manufacturing plants around the world. Trees soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and the five million trees Kia has planted promise to soak up the equivalent of 107.5 million tons of CO2 a year.

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August 31, 2016

Low Gas Prices Are Driving Deals on Electric Cars

2__gw_2016_nissan_leafSales of electric vehicles have pretty much stalled recently because of low gas prices, so good EV deals are popping up everywhere.

One of the best deals right now is for the 2016 Nissan Leaf EV.  Nissan is offering new buyers two years of free public charging under its "No Charge to Charge" program. And, it's not the only manufacturer offering free mileage as a purchase incentive.

Hyundai offers unlimited complimentary refueling for its Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle, and Toyota gives buyers three years of free refueling for its hydrogen-powered Mirai. Those vehicles are available for sale and lease primarily in California, in areas where hydrogen refueling networks already exist.

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April 29, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Telecommute


Working from home just one day a week could lower your fuel costs by as much as 20%.

Working from home is easier than ever, thanks to the broad assortment of instant messaging, video chat, teleconferencing, and other world-flattening technologies. Avoiding the rush-hour trek to work and back just one day a week could extend your tank of gas by as much as 20%.

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April 28, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Monitor Your Fuel Economy


Check your miles per gallon when you fill up to stay aware of your car’s fuel consumption.

Most cars these days have trip computers that will show you the average fuel economy of each tank of gas. Just press the button to reset the calculation at every fillup and track your numbers using a notebook, or use a handy smartphone app like Road Trip Lite, or Fuel Buddy or any of the other multitudes of fuel economy tracking apps that are available for the iPhone and Android users.

And if you don't have a trip computer or a smart phone, it's still an easy calculation, even for someone who's not good at arithmetic: simply divide the (miles driven between fillups) by (the number of gallons used) to identify your (average mpg for each tank.

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April 27, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Go Waterless


Whether you drive a shiny new hybrid or a dependable old clunker, consider #DrivingDirty.

This is important, especially if you live in drought-ridden California: Between the gallons of water you use to soap up your sponges and the fresh water flowing unrestricted from your garden hose, washing your car at home can use between 80 and 140 gallons of water.

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April 25, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Park Green


Park in the shade or a garage whenever you can.

The cooler you can keep your car while it's parked, the less fuel you need to use to run the air conditioning to cool it off when you start driving again. Parking in a garage also decreases the energy needed to warm up on cold winter mornings. If you can't park in the shade, consider using an electric or solar car fan, or a reflective windshield shade to help keep your car's interior more comfortable.

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April 22, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Properly Recycle and Dispose of Car Parts and Fluids


Motor oil, batteries, and tires should all be recycled.

Most repair shops engage in proper recycling and disposal of toxic fluids and products such as used oil, car tires, and batteries. If you take the DIY approach, be sure you do, too! Check out the Environmental Protection Agency recycling website for helpful information about disposing of car waste -- like used oil, batteries, and tires -- properly.

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April 20, 2016

AskPatty’s Tips to #Green Your Car and Save Gas: Reduce Air Conditioner Use / Close Windows


Cranking up the air conditioning can increase fuel consumption by as much as 13% to 21%.

If the weather’s nice, you might be tempted to roll down the windows instead, but this can decrease your vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency when traveling at highway speeds. If you're toodling through town, roll them down; if you're flying on the freeway, the Consumer Energy Center recommends you use the flow-through ventilation instead of rolling down the windows.

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