10/15/2019 DPCcars Videos
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year*, is supporting Team Record the Journey, a nonprofit-based entry in the 2019 Rebelle Rally. The Rebelle Rally is the first all-women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the U.S. and the longest competition of its kind in the lower 48 states. Record the Journey charity founder and team navigator Rachael Ridenour, a U.S. Army combat veteran with 31 years of service, will pair up with driver Karah Behrend, a seven-year U.S. Air Force veteran who had to medically retire after losing the use of her lower extremities and parts of her hands to a degenerative neurological disease. Behrend will become the first disabled athlete to compete in the Rebelle when she and Ridenour take the start in Lake Tahoe, California, with Behrend behind the wheel of a minimally modified 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross equipped with hand-controls. The partnership marks the first step for MMNA’s new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, known as “Small Batch – Big Impact,” under which the company and its dealer partners plan to redefine the term “CUV” to mean “Community Utility Vehicle”. The CUV program will create a series of vehicle loans to small nonprofits and start-up social benefit corporations to help support their local communities.
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