Why We Want to Race…For Nine Days

You know, we get asked a lot about why we want to run the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles.  I mean, it’s 9 days off road through the desert of Morocco with no GPS, no cell phones, and no chase crews.  Are we out of our minds?

Well, kind of.  Michele and I both thirst for adventure, and we are always looking for new ways to push ourselves – mentally, physically, and emotionally.  Frankly, I think the Rallye will be the most challenging for me emotionally.  I think all of us drivers, whether it’s in pavement racing, rally, desert…whatever, we all have the power to psyche ourselves up or psyche ourselves out before and during a race.  And while a big part of running this rally is raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, my personal goal is to go with the “up” part of the psyching, not the “out” part.

Just watch the video.

You can always learn more about us at www.teamcouragegazelles.com and you can donate at www.rally.org/teamcouragegazelles.  You can also help by sharing this blog post and helping us get the word out.

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Emme races a two seat 1600 air cooled VW powered buggy in races in the deserts of California and Mexico with her father as a part of Mega Monkey Motorsports™. She has also guest driven with Desert Dingo Racing in their Class 11 VW. She is one half of Team Courage Gazelles and is currently preparing for the 2013 Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, a 9 day all female rally through the grueling terrain of Morocco using only a compass and an outdated map. She can think of nothing more awesome! Emme lives in Washington DC and works as the Costume Director at Ford's Theatre when she isn't reviewing new cars for Roadfly TV. She autocrosses her 2nd generation Mazda Miata whenever she can. www.megamonkeymotorsports.com www.rally.org/teamcouragegazelles @MMMotorsports