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Ram trucks to Sponsor Barlow/Jacobsen Rebelle Rally team

With the Rebelle Rally quickly approaching, it appears more teams are finalizing their equipment and vehicles for the event. Just this morning Nena Barlow, of Barlow Adventures, and Kande Jacobsen, of Adventure Driven, publicly announced their partnership with RAM trucks in the upcoming event. With seven days of rough terrain to traverse between Salt Lake City and San Diego, the duo has selected a gorgeous 2016 Ram Rebel as their competition vehicle.


While many competitors will be showing up in heavily modified four-wheel drives, Barlow and Jacobsen will be using this truck completely stock, just as it rolled off the showroom floor.

“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.”

“We are all about adventure, dirt and getting out on the earth,” added Jacobsen. “We want to inspire others to do the same.”

We wish these two the best of luck in the inaugural rally, and look forward to watching everyone compete in the upcoming event!


About the team

Nena Barlow comes with more than 20 years of experience in the 4wd industry. As owner and operator of Barlow Adventures, a Jeep rental and 4WD training company, Barlow is currently the only woman in the world certified by the International 4WD Trainers Association.

Kande Jacobsen and her husband, Seth, own Adventure Driven, a professional photography and marketing company, specializing in overlanding and the outdoor lifestyle. Jacobsen brings to the mix a background of all things outdoors: hiking, horseback riding, dirt biking, orienteering and four-wheeling.


For more information on the Rebelle Rally, check out our article here, or the competition’s home page here.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.