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Ram | October 11 2018

Rebelle Rally Ram Truck team goes for ‘three-peat’ with the 2019 Ram Rebel

This #TruckThursday, the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is about to get ‘down and dirty’ with 1,243 miles of rugged southwest terrain when the 2018 Rebelle Rally hits the trails Saturday, October 13, in Lake Tahoe, California.

The all-female, off-roading and navigation rally brings teams of women from all over the globe together for seven days of intense off-road adventure through California and Nevada deserts, sand dunes and dirt trails.

Veteran off-roader Nena Barlow and her teammate Chris Mayne will be competing for the coveted Rebelle Rally Bone Stock Award in a stock 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel. Barlow’s 2016 and 2017 Rally efforts netted her a third and second-place overall finish, as well as back-to-back Bone Stock awards for being the highest finishing unmodified vehicle.

2019 Ram Rebel Team 4 Corners Chris Mayne (left) and Nena Barlow (right)

Their full-size Ram 1500 Rebel off-roader, which they’ve nicknamed ‘Pepper,’ has even more options for adventure on the road-less-traveled, like a factory lift, locking rear differential and a new-this-year Quad Cab configuration.

Barlow owns and manages a southwest off-road tour business called Barlow Adventures, and was recently named one of only eight people selected as a Master Trainer by the International 4-Wheel Drive Trainers’ Association (I4WDTA).

The competing teams have their work cut out for them because the Rebelle Rally calls on precision navigation and driving skills, not speed, to reach pre-determined checkpoints in a prescribed amount of time. No GPS, cell phones or other technology ‘helpers’ allowed.

Barlow and Mayne’s Team 4 Corners has loaded up their supplies and camping gear. Early Saturday morning, they’ll set out on the ultimate off-road adventure with maps, compass, road book and a determined passion to bring home the prize.

Click here to follow the Ram Rebel Team 4 Corners daily progress. We’ll check in again with the team early next week. And, of course, we’ll follow up with the final post-race team ranking.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!