2017 Teams

Team Name: Team Hot Wheels

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1971 Triumph TR 6

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Andrew & Kitty Janiesch. Andrew's love of British sport cars started early with his oldest brother's purchase of a 1973 TR6 and his other brother’s purchase of a 1971 MGB. Jumping ahead 25 years later, Andrew fulfilled his desire of owning a British sports car when he bought a 1971 TR6 in 2002.

Andrew and Kitty are members of the Rocky Mountain Triumph Club and enjoy driving and exploring our beautiful state with other British car enthusiasts. By participating in Driving for Kids - a 3 day, 600 mile drive in our Triumph, - we have a wonderful opportunity to raise money by doing something we love. The funds we raise are for Roundup River Ranch which is a camp in the Colorado mountains for children with chronic and life threatening illness. 100% of your donation will support a great experience for these children who visit the ranch. Drive along with us in spirit and help us reach our goal by donating to Team Hot Wheels!

Team Name: Team No Turning Back

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1969 Lotus Elan Plus 2

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Jeff Krueger has always been into cars, but about 10 years ago got his first Lotus. He loves the look of the cars and the ability to be able to work on them. With two boys ages 6 and 7, looking for a 4 seater car, he found the Elan Plus 2 to be a perfect fit. A car to work on with his boys and something they can also ride along in. He says “I am extremely grateful for the health and well-being of my kids and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend time then raising money for kids and driving with some British cars”.

Team Name: Team Seriously Fun

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1972 Lotus Elan Plus 2

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Ross and Ann Robbins. They are longtime Lotus owners who have driven almost all the roads in Colorado and surrounding states in their old cars. Driving for Kids is their creation intended to join with other vintage British car owners and hit the road while doing good. We are especially excited to show the kids at camp our cool old cars of many colors!

Team Name: Woof Woof!

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1967 Rover 2000TC

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Paul Wigton and Renee Fielder. This will be our second year, raising funds for this excellent cause! My wife and I did this last year, in the Jaguar and it was AWESOME!! Everybody knows what an E Type is, so this year, Renee and I are taking a far more civilized method of transport: Margaret the Rover!

Roundup River Ranch is an amazing area, for sick kids to just be...kids. How much better a cause than that?

Team Name: Team FauxBrit

Year, Make and Model of Car: 2007 “English Ford” Shelby GT

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Steve & Carolyn Thomton. This is our second year in the "Annual" Driving For Kids charity event. While we do have an old English car, it isn't up to the task. Why a Shelby? Carroll Shelby had a deep connection to English motoring cars. His first race was in an MG TC, he drove for Donald Healey on a number of occasions and was a factory driver for Aston Martin... and, of course, there is the AC Cobra connection. So, in my fractured logic, if you can't bring an English car to the party (Driving for Kids), a Shelby is legitimate substitute.

Why is Driving for Kids is such an outstanding event? Roundup River Ranch does fantastic work for children, the roads are beautiful and the comradery of the drive participants is very special.

Team Name: Enjoying Today

Year, Make and Model of Car: Mazda Miata

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Gordon and Shirley Kenney’s Team is “Enjoying Today” because that is all each of us have. We have owned English Sports cars since 1972 when we purchased a MGC-GT; it was followed by Triumphs (3), a Datsun 240Z, Corvettes (4) and Jaguars (2). Just this year we sold our E-Type and now have no English Cars but acquired our 3rd Miata as our “newer and better” sports car that fits our lifestyle (age) better. We learned of the DFK last year and thought it was a great event and were pleased when informed that a few cars that don’t fit the guidelines of 25 years or older English car could be accommodated.

For most of the 35+ years of my career I was part of a Radiation Treatment Facility staff. The frequent need to provide radiation treatments to small children was always difficult for all involved with frequent tears from patients, their parents and our staff. We encourage you to donate to this great cause to make the life of these children and their parents better.

Team Name: A&A Team Lotus

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1971 Lotus Elan

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Annette and Art are longtime Lotus owners, starting with a Europa, gradually adding an Elite and, this year, an Elan. We're looking forward to joining our fellow car enthusiasts in this wonderful cause. We want to bring joy and donations to those most in need of it.

Team Name: Bluegrass Triumph

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1975 Triumph TR6

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Tell us a bit about yourself: We owned a brand new 1975 Spitfire followed closely by a 1976 Spitfire and if you know British cars we'll leave the reasons to your imagination. Fast-forward to 1998 when Mark purchased our 1975 TR6 from a friend at work. He worked several years restoring it and this turned out to be the best of several 'mid-life crises'. We are members of the Rocky Mountain Triumph Club and enjoy driving and exploring our beautiful state with other British car enthusiasts. This is our second year to participate in Driving for Kids. The 3 reasons we love this event: Roundup River Ranch is an amazing place that provides wonderful opportunities for sick children to just be kids, driving our Triumph on beautiful back roads in Colorado and all the people, aka new friends, that we meet. We are very happy to be helping the camp help kids again this year!

Team Name: Bangers and Beers

Year, Make and Model of Car: Triumph TR6

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Tell us a bit about yourself: Rod has always had a "thing" for British cars. He started with a 1935 Morris and moved on through various makes to Triumph. From a Triumph TR 4A to a 1971 TR 6 today.

He also has a "thing" for kids having been a middle shool teacher for 30 years, and a father of two for 40 years and a grandfather of three for 8 years. So Driving for Kids is a win-win for Rod.

Team Name: Headless Chicken Racing

Year, Make and Model of Car: Mini

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Tell us a bit about yourself: We have a long history of working with and for children dealing with challenges. Roundup River Ranch is a great way to support that effort. Please consider helping us support the ranch and the kids. We also have a long history with British sports cars. We have owned and rallied several, and now, Sue has a modern Mini Cooper for her daily driver. When not driving sports cars, we are at a racetrack helping them race. We look forward to visiting the ranch on our 600 mile rally drive for the kids through the mountains of Colorado.

Team Name: Shindig Rover

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1963 Morgan Roadster

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Tell us a bit about yourself: My love affair for Morgan’s began in 1954, when my dad bought and raced a 1954 Morgan 4+4. At 10 years old, I became his pit crew. When I was 13, we bought a 1950 Morgan+4 Roadster, which became my first car after three years of rebuilding and ordering parts directly from the Morgan factory in England. My Morgan was sold when I went to college but my love affair continued. On October 31, 2003, my wife, Emma, and I traveled to Bakersfield, California to buy our 1963 Morgan Roadster. Over the following 6 years we rebuilt the car with: a street performance TR4 engine; 5 speed transmission; replaced ash frame coachworks; and sheet metal body skins. The rebuild was finished with a complete frame-off paint finish of a Ferrari yellow body and dark green, yellow metal feck wings. Emma and I enjoy touring and showing off our Morgan. The 3 day 600 mile tour in the Morgan through the Colorado Mountain at high color with other British car enthusiasts in fun and raises funds for Roundup River Ranch which is a Colorado mountain camp for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Last year, the kids at Rounup River Ranch had so much fun taking turns sitting behind the righthand steering wheel and pushing the dashboard button to blow its blaring horn. It was so rewarding to see the smiles on kids and parents faces. Help Emma and me support the kids experience at the ranch by making a donating to our Shindig Rover team.

Team Name: One More Time

Year, Make and Model of Car: 1965 Lotus Elan S2 Roadster

Tell us a bit about yourself: Peter Egan, At-large editor for Road & Track magazine for over 33 years, and his wife Barbara will be joining us on the 2017 edition of Driving for Kids. Peter restored an Elan and on its maiden long voyage, it failed Peter and Barbara in multiple ways on a trip to Alabama and that was the last straw for him. He sold the car. As fate would have it though, my Elan is almost the twin to the one he restored so he and Barb will be driving that with us over the 600 miles and three days to see if he can replace his Elan memory with a good one. Oh, and to support the kids at Roundup River Ranch!

Team Name: Pennsylvania Ridge Runners

Year, Make and Model of Car: Lotus 7

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Tell us a bit about yourself: This will be my first time to do Driving for Kids. I will be doing it with my best friend Greg Fisher. He and I have known each other for over 60 years. This will be just another chapter in he and I doing something in a British car. We will be making this trip in a car with no doors, heater or roof and in late Sept. In the Colorado mountains. Wish us luck and please donate.

Team Name: Driving For Ry

Year, Make and Model of Car: TR3

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Tell us a bit about yourself: When I retired I decided to relive earlier fondness for Triumph sport cars. I owned a TR3 back in the '60's and enjoyed driving it through the mountains of Colorado, until the State Patrol convinced me I should get rid of it.

After retiring I purchased a rust bucket TR3 and spent the next few years restoring it from the frame up. I then joined the Rocky Mountain Triumph Club and began driving with the club on weekends. My son Ryan, who was confined to a wheel chair due to an accident, would accompany me during some of the rides and enjoyed riding "shotgun" in the TR3. Ryan had never attended the Roundup River Ranch, but he certainly would have approved of the Ranch's goals for helping other children like himself. Ryan passed away recently, but he will be riding shotgun with me in spirit for this event.

Team Name: Lone Eagle

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