Our family adventure story began in 2011 at the Summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We were both competing in the world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Above all, we had been chasing trophies, but we actually found something way cooler.

Race Cars To Family Adventure: This Is Our Story

However, Arizona is now our home base for our family adventure weekends. It’s been eight years and two kiddos later, and after a few job changes… we are now out of the trenches. We love being able to fill our weekends with adventure again. Our passion has shifted from motorsports focused, to just exploring, finding adventure, being outside, and most of all – being together. After our first weekend camping, there was no going back. Now, we love watching as our boys’ passion for the outdoors grows. We are committed to teaching them how to recreate responsibly.

Our boys are six and four, Valentin is an engineer and in addition, Savannah works in marketing. This blog is a place for us to share our unique combination of tips and tricks for traveling with kiddos and our DIY approach to engineering and building our rigs. In conclusion, we love connecting with our families, so read more about us, follow along on Instagram, or drop us a note to say hi!

Valentin

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Valentin is our in-house engineer, making sure the rigs can take us from one family adventure to another

Places I’ve Lived: Ulyanovsk, Russia – Newport Coast, California – Exeter, New Hampshire – Boulder, Colorado – Chandler, Arizona – Gilbert, Arizona

Monday – Friday: Professional Engineer, Director of Space Programs

Cars I’ve Owned: Scion TC, B5 Audi A4 Avant, B5 Audi A4, Chevy Nova, B5 Audi A4, FZR 600, K5 Chevy Blazer, Toyota Supra, Honda CBR929RR, Ducati 748, Porsche 944, Dodge Dually, Audi UR Quattro, B8 Audi A4, Porsche 912, Ford F350 Dually, Ford F150, Ford Raptor

Savannah

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savannah is the organized one and planner of all our family adventures

Places I’ve Lived: Littleton, Colorado – Chandler, Arizona – Gilbert, Arizona

Monday – Friday: Marketing Professional, Blogger

Cars I’ve Owned: Mazda Miata, E36 BMW M3, Audi Coupe Quattro, E46 M3, MINI Cooper, VW Jetta Sportwagen, VW Golf Sportwagen, GMC Acadia, Toyota 4Runner