The 25th edition is underway!

Launch of the 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc!
This edition begins on Friday March 20, 2015 in Nice, France and ends on Saturday April 4 in Essaouira, Morocco.
To follow the adventure and the Gazelles, visit the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles Live Website!

A Subaru XV at the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc

Longtime friends Carole Lalay and Céline Kissel decided to pursue one of their dreams together: to compete in the legendary Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. Their enthusiasm and determination won over Subaru France, which decided to support the project by supplying a Subaru XV. The two young women will be competing in Crossover Class in this adventure that combines competition with personal challenge, shared experiences and a good dose of solidarity between teams.



Motivated by a desire to learn and build on their experience, to enjoy every moment of the event and to do everything possible to keep going right to the end, the Gazelles of Team 331 will take the start of their first Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in a Subaru XV 2.0i.
This crossover benefits from Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive and a 2-litre, 4 cylinder, 150 horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine

The "competition" Subaru XV has kept all of its original features, in addition to a protective plate under the body, all-terrain tires and a decorative wrap.

As the Gazelles have to carry all of their equipment on board, the interior was prepped by manufacturer-body specialist Jocquin, the company responsible for prepping the utility versions of the XV, Outback and Forester for Subaru France.

Carole Lalay and Céline Kissel had a chance to discover their car’s behaviour in the sand during the driving training course offered by the Rallye’s organizer. "Lost among a herd of big 4x4s, our Subaru XV didn’t go unnoticed", remarked Céline. "At first, our instructor looked doubtful. He didn’t see how our pretty Crossover was going to get out of the ruts of soft sand with such low ground clearance. After trying it himself, he changed his mind and admitted to being very impressed. That reassured us and gave us confidence for the challenge to come. The Subaru XV has great traction."


Contest results: The Companies behind the Gazelles

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Dear 2015 Gazelles,

Many of you took part in the "The Companies Behind the Women of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc" contest.
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc wanted to thank your sponsors for their confidence and support. To this end, Maïenga held a contest to be determined by random draw, The prize: a weekend for 2 in Essaouira.

We are pleased to announce the winner: Côté Electrique, sponsor of Team 181
from Québec!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CÔTÉ ELECTRIQUE !
 

The draw took place on March 5, 2015 at the offices of Maître TARBOURIECH in Avignon. Download the contest rules here.
Thanks to all the teams and their sponsors for taking part in this contest, and see you in two weeks in Nice or Rabat!




Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been a part of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc for the past 5 years...

Transavia, partner of the 25th edition

Transavia, the low-cost Air France-KLM airline, is proud to announce its partnership for the 25th edition of the Rallye...

Tsarine Champagne, Partner of the 25th edition

Introduced to the court of the Empress Anna Ivanovna, champagne quickly became the guest of honour at all banquets, especially at the table of Catherine the Great and the highest nobility in the Empire.

To pay tribute to this period in Russian history, Maison Chanoine, founded in 1730, created Tsarine Champagne.

Its exclusively designed, long, curved bottle bears certain similarities to the architecture of the great Russian monuments. Its emblematic colours, its rounded label and its evocative name are all redolent of the period of the great Russian dynasties.

 Tsarine Champagne will be the perfect accompaniment for the Gazelles for this 25th edition!



Gazelles on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice

The 25th edition will launch from the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, Saturday March 21, 2015...

Etam Group at the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles!

Etam Group unites its teams by participating in various challenges...

Daimler Mercedes-Benz entering 4 teams


The final test of the Daimler-Mercedez-Benz teams selection was held in Bad Wörishofen on January 24, 2015, to choose the 4th Mercedes-Daimler team, sponsored by Deutsche Handwerkszeitung.
11 women were selected out of 61 candidates, all of whom gave it everything they had in the hopes of taking part in the 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc.
The winning team: driver Viola Hermann, a goldsmith from Stuttgart, and her navigator, Vanessa Wagner from Hattersheim am Main, Frankfurt. The team will be driving a Mercedes-Benz Vito.
 
To watch the video, click here
 

10 US Teams at this year's Rallye

10 US teams are set to compete in the 25th edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc!

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rallye with us!

Spotlight on Team Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen recently announced that it will be entering 10 teams in the 2015 edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, and presented this videoclip made during the 2014 Rallye.


Volkswagen sur le Rallye Aîcha des Gazelles... par Rallye-Aicha-des-Gazelles

Coeur de Gazelles 2014

The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc in Marie-Claire USA!


The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc is featured in the June issue of Marie Claire Magazine, both in the editorial and in a 4-page article by Jaclyn Trop - on newsstands now or read the online version here.


Gazelles are Happy !

The Rallye AÏcha des Gazelles du Maroc gives 15,000 euros to GAZELLE HARAMBEE

WAVE Media Relay winner Team 161 (Jeanette James and Anne-Marie Borg, in partnership with Génération 4x4) received a cheque for 15,000 euros for GAZELLE HARAMBEE Association during the sixth annual Rencontres Wave - Les Elles de l’Auto reception yesterday, in the presence of WAVE president Élisabeth Young.

Gazelle Harambee provides support and guidance for humanitarian and sustainable development projects in Africa.


New Gazelle watch in support of Coeur de Gazelles

Legendary watchmaker and Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc partner Saint Honoré Paris decided to create a new "sportswear" look for the next edition of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc. In doing so, the renowned watchmaker has once again used its savoir faire for the benefit of our non-profit organization, Coeur de Gazelles.

This magnificent watch combines beauty with functionality to create a piece of jewellery that will add a touch of glamour to anyone wearing it.
Profits from sales of the new "Gazelle" watch will be given to Cœur de Gazelles.

The limited edition watch is sold for 250 euros (incl. taxes).
To order your watch or for more information, don't hesitate to contact us at m.fourment@maienga.com

ROYAL COLOSEO "Cœur de Gazelles" watch, technical specifications:
-  38-mm steel case, crown adorned with a black onyx
-  Two-colour bezel (grey / violet) with 24-hour GMT display and north indicator
-  Sapphire crystal
-  Dial: silver white with "gazelle head" design
-  Movement: Quartz, dual time zone display
-  Water resistant to 30m
-  White rubber bracelet with folding clasp
-  SWISS MADE

Dominique Serra decorated by the King of Morocco, his Majesty King Mohammed VI

His Majesty King Mohammed VI has personally decorated Dominique Serra today as an Officer Wissam Al Alaoui (the equivalent of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in France).

His Majesty said he followed all editions of the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco and described the work as exceptional.
He told to Dominique Serra: "I'm amazed by the work you do, and it takes a lot to amaze me!"

Dominique Serra dedicates this award to past, present and future Gazelles, to all participants of our events, and to the organizers and partners without whom this event could not exist.