Ram Rebel Set to Compete in Rebelle Rally

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Ram Rebel will be the official vehicle of the Barlow / Jacobsen Rebelle Rally team.

The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation race in the U.S., and this year will be the first year of competition. Ram Truck has announced its support of Arizona businesswomen Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures and Kande Jacobsen of Adventure Driven, providing a 2016 Ram Rebel truck for the two women to drive in the Rebelle Rally.

The event is unique because it’s not a race for speed, but rather a competition of precise navigation using only map and compass. The Rebelle Rally takes place over seven days and covers more than 1,000 miles on a highly secret route of back roads, across deserts and over mountains between Lake Tahoe, Nevada and San Diego, California. No competitors will be able to use GPS or electronic navigation.

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Barlow and Jacobsen will be driving a stock 2016 Ram Rebel in the competition, with Barlow filling the role of driver and Jacobsen filling the passenger seat as navigator. Both women bring strong driving and navigating skills to the team and will be able to switch roles if necessary.

“It might be expected that I would show up in one of my modified 4x4s, but I want to encourage people to get out and explore with whatever they have,” said Barlow. “I will be driving a totally stock Ram 1500, just like anyone can go out and buy today, not some expensive custom competition rig. The Ram Rebel comes ready to go.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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