The Rebelle Rally is a 10-day overland event for women in which more than 1250 miles and 7 days take place across the Nevada and California desert. Cell phones, computers and GPS devices are left behind. The event starts in the Lake Tahoe area and ends in San Diego. This year, the Rebelle Rally featured 76 women paired up in 38 teams from 67 cities in 20 states and six countries.
Many different overland vehicles are utilized for this event. This year, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was one of them. While the Eclipse Cross might not one of the first vehicles that come to mind when one considers overland-capable vehicles, this year’s event proved it is indeed quite capable in that capacity.
In total, the Rebelle Rally covers more than 1,700 miles. While it’s normal to see the likes of the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Raptor, what might surprise some people is that second place in the crossover category was taken by two women driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Rachel Ridenour and Karah Behrend, Karah is a retired Air Force veteran who lost the use of her lower extremities. She used hand controls to drive the Eclipse Cross.
This event is the longest off road rally in the USA. For the Eclipse Cross to perform as it did is clear evidence that this is a vehicle that should be taken seriously, even by those who wish to use it as an overland vehicle.
If you would like your own Eclipse Cross, check out the current inventory, available on WestMitsubishi.com. Here is the window stick for the one in this article: