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BILLY JOE- 18 years with AOW
Billy's our wise-crackin', golly gee wizzin' driver who is about as Western as a sunset, now that's sayin' sumthin'.
Billy's an Oakie who made his way to Colorado via Arizona and California. He's acted in many a movie, t.v. show and commercial. You can see him in Tombstone alongside Kurt Russel, in Billy the Kid alongside Val Kilmer, and if you look hard enough you can even see him in one of the famous Capitol One "What's in your wallet" commercials!
Make sure you ask Billy about his Harley named King David. Billy says, "I love it when I fire up my bike and ride down to the corral for a day of Jeep Tourin' in the Rockies!"
DENIM- 11 years
Denim is our resident Mountain Man. Ask him about that. As our resident historian he actually "Knows more history than ever happened around here." You can find him on any of our tours, including Segways. If you want non-stop information, he's your man.
With 20 years in the Air Force, 14 years in Elementary Education and a lifetime in Hot air Ballooning, he has more stories then you have time.
WHITEY- 11 years
Whitey's high school classmate, Earl Westbrook, says "Whitey is also a great athlete. When we were in school, he was the fastest runner on our football team. He was also the most feared kicker in the league. You should ask him to do his impersonation of Elvis. All he needs is the music & a broom!!!
Whitey spends his free time skiing the Rockies and perusing yard sales for limited edition books. He keeps young by attending Yoga and Pilates classes at the YMCA. Ask him about his home in upstate New York.
TEXAS TOM- 11 years- RIP
TEXAS TOM, formerly and aka Tombstone Tom, aka Mr. Frazier.
Call him what you want but he saved the day Denim tried to make a new trail in the high country, crazy D.
Tommy is retired from the school district. He spends his free time with all his big boy toys from the water to the snow and high country huntin. He's got all the gadgets.
Okie dokie!.....says Tom.
Forever in our hearts and never forgotten. RIP.
ANNIE OAKLEY- 8 years
Annie is the only LADY that can put up with the Posse. She has patience and humor and a large bag of salt to take what the other drivers put out.
She may look like your Grandmother, but don't cross her. She's quick to tell you where you stand, ususally on the side of a Colorado Mountain. The boss likes her because she keeps the roudies in line.
A tour with her will be pleasant and fun.
CONCHO- 5 years
Traded his horse for a Jeep and now rides for the AOW brand. He's wandered the west from Phoenix to Colorado ridin, ropin and wranglin. His new heard of Colorado tourist is sure to twist him up but Concho says, "Aint no filly I can't train."
BUFFALO PHIL- 9 years
If anyone ever had a checkered past it's Buff. Editor of the Cripple Creek Newspaper, (no truth to rumor he was the 1st), News video photographer and does he have the stories!
A ride with old Buffalo will definatley give you a lot to talk about later, and it won't be just the roads he'll take you on.
HOLLYWOOD- 6 years
We have not verified his credentials but he claims to come from the Sunset Coast. Those flashy sunglasses earned him the nickname when Billy Joe declared, "Where d'ya think you are boy, Hollywood?!" Watch the video. Enough said. Good luck on this tour straight out of the movies.
DROVER- 5 years
Red Rover, Red Rover send DROVER right over.
What kind of a name is that?
Don't much matter though cuz he's gonna make sure you laugh. More clown than cowboy, this critters also Handy Andy.
Part Ballooner and Part Mechanic nothin's gonna stop runnin when Drovers on the trail....cept maybe that bull chasin ya!
Rambler- 2 years
Finally- another lady to keep the men in check!
Reecy, Rambler, or even the Rocky Mountain Flirt, is a bit of a traveling Gypsy. She's traveled all across the US with a Ukelele on her knee and her dog by her side!
Don't worry, she's more bark than bite, and she'll always keep you laughing.
RIDGE RUNNER- 2 years
Ridge Runner is the type of fella who'll go out in search of adventure. He got his name from dancing along the ridges of mountains (He literally runs across them).
When he's not spending his time growing out a beard to help compensate for his lack of body fat he's rescuing dogs and keeping the tours rollin' at the Garden of the Gods.
WHIPPER aka. SPENCER PENROSE- 3 years
Whipper has a plethora of talents, he's one of our big actors. If you want to take a Spencer Penrose tour in the classic Cadillac he'll be the one to submerge you in the history. Just don't get one his bad side- he's got the fastest whip in the old west!
DUTCH- 3 years
You'll always know Dutch is going to enter a room when you see his little sidekick Chainsaw scout out the area first. Though he keeps company with the smallest and least threatening dog in the whole western hemisphere, Dutch is a true wheeler and dealer. He knows more about cars and resteraunts than any other man alive. He'll always bring a smile to your face with his heartfelt stories.
If you need advice on buying a car or want to know the secrets of the resteraunt business, Dutch is your man!
PROFESSOR- 3 years
Stepping into a jeep with Professor is sure to get you an extended tour- he'll talk your ear off with the history of Colorado. Do you have questions? He'll answer them all before you get the chance to think them up!
A true teacher at heart, and one of the friendliest fellows you'll ever have the pleasure to meet.
Professor brought along his whole family when he joined us at AOW- ask him about his kids on the ziplines!
Kid Carson- Rookie
Todd Father- Rookie
Todd Father is a bit of a wild card at AOW. He knows just about every area of AOW, you may see him appear on the Balloon crew or the ziplines when they need an extra hand.
His first love is fly fishing, but go on a tour with him and he'll give you an offer you can't refuse.
Prickly Bear- Rookie
Big D- Rookie
WOOP SNAKE- 18 years
We're not entirely sure how he got the name WHOOP SNAKE, but we know who gave it to him...the last man who slapped him around.
He'll take a beatin' for the company and he'll give one out from time to time as well.
You might also hear him yellin' out his trademark "WOOOOOOOOOP!" When he yells it out, the ladies come a runnin' just like mice to the pied piper! Woooooooooooooooooop!
Greg calls his tour Fact or Fiction?
TWISTER- 13 years Off and On
We was wonderin where Twister went off to. Turns out he was makin a family in Castle Rock, tryin to keep up with the Colorado Kid. 4 is the lucky number, Praise Jesus he said.
When he's not runnin the high country or cleanin baby diapers you can keep up with the Rocky Mountain Meat Hunter and get some good gear.
aka Old St. Nick
This old cowboys been hangin around Cheyenne Mountain for 60 years. He may be new to AOW but NORADs been trackin him for years.
When Smiley's not showin guests the splendor of the West he's dabling in fine art and fulfilling Christmas wishes. Smiley's been been helpin out the world with many philanthropic projects and continues to watch over his family's ranch in Wray Colorado.
He is especially fond of the Denver Jeep tours.