The Alcan 5000 Rally INEOS Grenadier is in Our Possession!

2024 INEOS Grenadier Trialmaster 4x4 front quarter view

The 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally INEOS Grenadier is in our possession! We just picked up our 2024 Alcan 5000 INEOS Grenadier at RTGT INEOS Grenadier from Wilsonville, Oregon. The Grenadier Trialmaster 4×4 still has some finishing touches to go on it. More on that soon, but for now, it’s Andy’s first chance to drive it before we leave for the 5,000+ mile, 10-day Arctic endurance rally in exactly 10 days.

2024 INEOS Grenadier rear quarter with ladder

The 2024 Alcan 5000 will depart Kirkland, Washington on February 21. It’ll snake its way through all of British Columbia and parts of Alberta to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Then teams will head westward to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, before hitting Fairbanks, Alaska, an optional jaunt to Coldfoot, then down to Valdez, before finishing in Anchorage March 1. There are also optional extreme control routes that teams can complete if they so choose to earn coveted awards. We say yes to that challenge! We earned those accolades in 2020 and 2022.

Andy and Mercedes Lilienthal with 2024 INEOS Grenadier rear quarter with ladder

We’re Partnering with INEOS Automotive

Andy and I are partnering with INEOS Grenadier for the 2024 competition. The start line for this extreme TSD (time-speed-distance) road rally can’t come soon enough. We’re eyeball-deep in rally prep and can’t wait to share with you how the Grenadier will be outfitted for the rally.

I have driven early-stage Grenadier prototypes in France in early 2022, with a follow-up trip to Scotland to test INEOS’ production-ready Euro-spec models in January 2023. Now, Andy will be the team driver, piloting a U.S.-spec variant with me as the navigator. We’re honored to partner with INEOS Automotive.

2024 INEOS Grenadier rear quarter with ladder

Check out the INEOS Grenadier Trialmaster configurator page with all its offerings.

Stay tuned to 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally Coverage

Stay tuned to Crankshaft Culture’s social media as we cover the 2024 Alcan 5000 Rally now in its 40th year of existence. INEOS Grenadier Trialmaster 4×4 impressions, vehicle details, and how it performed on Michelin X-Ice tires, as well as the rally low-down will follow as articles, podcasts, radio shows, etc. will happen after the rally. We’ll also cover why we’re carrying MAXTRAX recovery boards and Factor 55 vehicle recovery gear, as well as Rugged Radios and Garmin communications devices.

We’ll be sharing a link to follow teams live soon! Stay tuned, as soon as the final touches come together.

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