This year, I partnered with Tana White, a serious boss when it comes to navigation, and also an avid Ram fan. Like me, she’s no stranger to the Rebelle Rally. Together, we packed up and took on eight days of adventure. We used every off-road feature Winifred had to offer. The disconnecting sway bar was a must for tackling desert tracks—full of wash outs and rocks—not just to maximize tire contact, but also to make a huge difference in ride comfort. Scrabby hill climbs were a cinch thanks to the axle lock feature, and the aggressive traction control system really made for a seamless off-road driving experience. Throughout the entire rally Winifred was our cabin, the available RamBox® Cargo Management System was our toolkit, and the bed—at times—was literally a bed. Winifred was without a doubt our team MVP.
Ultimately, we wrapped up this year with two stage wins and 11th place overall—quite the accomplishment! The Rebelle is an experience that tests so many things. The rally teaches you so much about yourself, your teammates and your true grit. It really shows you what you’re capable of. One thing this year affirmed for me is that we’ve got one beautiful country and some seriously capable people in it. I for one will always go off the beaten path to explore those remote places and to find those adventurous people.