Sunday, December 3, 2023
News Kia, Ford Sending Factory-Sponsored Rides to Rebelle Rally

Kia, Ford Sending Factory-Sponsored Rides to Rebelle Rally

Rally ready rides from Ford and Kia

  • Kia sending a highly modified Telluride to the off-road event

  • Ford backing five teams this time around

Kia and Ford are both sending multiple vehicles to participate in this year’s Rebelle Rally. Ford is sending five Bronco, Bronco Sport, and Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles to the rally, and Kia is sending a modified version of its Telluride.

The Rebelle Rally is serious business. The all-off-road navigation rally is nine days and 1,500 miles of dirt running. With no GPS, no cell phones, and no team support crew. You camp overnight and there are some stops for fuel along the way. If you get lost, you get really lost.

It also happens to be the first off-road navigation rally that’s only for women.

Ford is sending Shelby Hall (of the iconic off-road Halls) and Rori Lewis in one Ford Bronco Raptor and Laura Wanlass and Maria Guitar in another. Bronco Off-Roadeo guides Jessica Moore and Melissa Clark are entering in a Ford Bronco Sport, plus three-time winner Kaleigh Miller and Rebelle, Baja, and King of the Hammers vet Bailey Campbell are in a Mustang Mach-E Rally.

Last year’s Rebelle Rally Cross rookies of the year, Karisa Haydon and Trista Smith will run the event in a Bronco Wildtrak.

At Kia, Verena Mei and Susie Saxten will be piloting a Kia Telluride X-Pro. Their Telluride has a Baja Forged off-road treatment including custom racks and bumpers, new tow points, skid plates, and BF Goodrich KO2 tires. With a 1.5-inch lift to get them through the worst conditions.


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