2024 Subaru Crosstrek unveiled at Chicago

During the Chicago Auto Show, Aaron and Kristin got to see the unveiling of the all-new 2024 Subaru Crosstrek. It’s a great new rendition of the popular crossover. Plus Subaru brought puppies. Because they know their audience.


Our Red Ribbon Cars for 2022

We return with our favorite “put a bow on it” cars for the Holidays! This year, we choose three cars each in the “everyday,” “fun and practical,” “just for fun,” and “Jeff Bezos is buying, so the sky’s the limit” categories. We chose one each for these, making for eight cars in all. Well, maybe nine..

Feel free to Santa Clause any of these for us, by the way. We won’t mind.


Jill and Kristin: 2022 Rebelle Wrapup

In this interview, Aaron and Kristin talk with Jill Ciminillo about the Rebelle Rally. Now that it’s done, Kristin and Jill (aka “Team Brute Squad”) explain the rally experience, their week in the desert, and what it’s like to team build, navigate without GPS, and generally be badasses. Plus we come up with an Anthrax parody song based on one of their experiences in the rally.


Rebelle Update 4 – Down to the Wire!

Kristin gives us an update on the latest round of training for the upcoming Rebelle Rally, which will take place in October. Kristin talks about a day spent with a Hyundai engineer to go over the ins and outs of the Santa Cruz pickup truck they’ll be using in the navigation challenge as well as how she and Jill are working towards their upcoming rally.

Santa Cruz Rebelle first drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYq5OaKNhIk

First Rebelle Training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8EeauteT_4


Kristin and Jill: Rebelle Rally Participants First Interview

In this episode, Kristin and Aaron talk with Kristin’s drive partner for the 2022 Rebelle Rally, Jill Ciminillo. Jill is the other half of www.pickuptrucktalk.com with Tim Esterdahl and is a well-known and highly respected automotive journalist. She and Kristin will work closely together over the coming months to perfect their teamwork for the Rebelle, which happens in October.

Find out what it takes to get into the Rebelle Rally, why these two chose to team up, and how they got Hyundai to sponsor a Santa Cruz pickup truck for the event.

Find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/teambrutesquad/


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