Jeep is once again supporting a winning team, trying to help Team 4xEventure bring home third consecutive wins for Overall, Electrified and Bone Stock Titles.Team 4xEventure (#129) of Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit return in a stock 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Team Full Synd Sisters (#149) of Alex and Megan Taylor gear up for their first Rebelle Rally in a Jeep Wrangler 4xe powered by Pennzoil.
The grueling Rebelle Rally is the ultimate proving ground for the Jeep brand’s electrified future. More than a third of the competitors will be driving their personal Jeep 4x4s. Jeep 4x4s have taken six of seven overall wins and four of seven coveted Bone Stock awards over the past seven years.
“At the Jeep brand, we strive to build and deliver the best, most capable off-road 4x4 vehicles on the planet, and now that 4xe is the new 4x4, 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.”
What is the Rebelle Rally?
The Rebelle Rally, now in its eighth year, is an eight-day off-road navigation competition featuring 10 automakers and 65 teams hailing from 28 states and three nations. Vehicle classes include the 4x4 class and X-Cross class, and feature crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks. There are also several special designation awards, including electrified and bone stock. The electrified division was added in 2020 to test and showcase electric powertrain vehicles in off-road environments. The off-road navigation rally covers 1,500 miles through harsh southwest desert terrain and combines old-school navigation with advanced powertrains. The 2023 Rebelle Rally kicks off Thursday, Oct. 12 in Mammoth Lakes, California, and concludes Oct. 21 in the Imperial Sand Dunes in Southern California.
Jeep’s 2024 Wrangler 4xe Affiliated Teams
Hailing from Arizona, Nena Barlow owns and operates Barlow Adventures, which provides four-wheel-drive training, Jeep rentals and guided trips in the southwest U.S. Utah-based Teralin Petereit is a nurse and has found a hobby in off-roading. She has logged countless trails and competitions over the years. Barlow and Petereit are two of the most accomplished Rebelle Rally veterans, with Petereit making the podium every year she has competed. Barlow and Petereit have both competed six times in the Rebelle Rally, this is their third year competing as a team.
“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.”
New Jeep Team
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. Pennzoil Ultra Platinum provides complete protection in extreme temperatures, giving competitors confidence in tackling the brutal conditions of the Rebelle Rally.
You may recognize Alex. She is a builder, creator, professional driver, and co-host of MotorTrend’s Hot Rod Garage. Alex grew up in the shop and has been hands-on, learning from her dad in the Hot Rod shop that her parents own and operate. 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.”
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