Hot Wheels

By Richard Mineards   |   July 19, 2018
Reveling about the road rally gladiators stories are UBBG supporters Glen and Aileen Dupont, Dean and Jeanine Crowell, Michael and Misty Hammer, Juan Carlos Guerrero, David Adishian, Mark and Andrea Alfano (photo by Priscilla)
2018 UBGC participating patrons are navigator Carole Self and driver Virgil Elings and his 1969 Jaguar E Type, finishing the 271-mile Road Rally (photo by Priscilla)
UBGC fellow patrons Karla Blackwell, Tom Parker, and Arlene Montesano in front of Tom’s Mercedes E63 AMGS (photo by Priscilla)

Records galore were broken at the White on the Green Party at Bella Vista, the sprawling Summerland estate of hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula, to mark the culmination of the United Boys & Girls Club Rally 4 Kids – a two-day, 271-mile trip with a record 60 cars, including Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and a positive plethora of Porsches, which wended its way to the Pine Mountain Club.

The popular five-year-old event, with a record 360 guests, was expected to raise an impressive $300,000 for the nonprofit’s outreach program, which enables youngsters in less-affluent areas to attend the clubs.

Michael Baker, chief executive officer, declared it “The best rally ever! It shows how resilient the community is after the disasters of the New Year.

“Normally, we hold this in May, but weren’t quite sure what to do after the catastrophic mudslides. More than seventy percent of the participants are from Montecito.”

The ubiquitous Andrew Firestone auctioned off an Aladdin’s cave of items, including Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation homes in Los Olivos and Hermosa Beach, a Fast and Furious trip to Las Vegas, and a $3,500 Porsche watch

Among the supporters turning out for the fun-fest were Michael and Misty Hammer, Tom Parker, Mark Alfano, Alicia St. John, Bill Brown, Dana Newquist, George Leis, Peter MacDougall, Katrina Carl, Palmer Jackson, Angel Martinez, Ed Birch, Brenda Blalock, Kostis Protopapas, John Palminteri, Ron Gallo, Virgil Elings, Justin Fareed, John Demboski, Andy Tymkiw, Keith Hudson – singer Katy Perry’s father – Monte Wilson, and Dana Hansen.

Lola Zinke with 1st-place Roads Scholar winners Kristina and Scott Perry and their 2007 Porsche Turbo Type 997 (photo by Priscilla)
Jamie Collins, UBGC president of operations with outstanding winning bidders George and Alice Krebs of the dessert cakes with auctioneer Andrew Firestone and an appreciative Eloy Ortega, president United Boys and Girls Club (photo by Priscilla)
United Boys and Girls Club’s Michael Baker, CEO with the 2018 winning Weissach Pack; “Pack of the Year” Macy Brosamle, Alex Wilson, David Pires, Amil Garcia, Maria Wilson, Davece Pires, Monty Wilson, Peter Nordblad, and Christian Kind (photo by Priscilla)
Closing the successful UBGC “White on the Green” evening at the Nesbitt Estate are Jason and Brianna, Fred Fellows, Shari Liu, hosts Patrick and Ursula Nesbitt, Chrystal Iverson, Lisa and Richard Scibird, and James Lindenberg (photo by Priscilla)

You might also be interested in...

  • Woman holding phone

    Support the
    Santa Barbara non-profit transforming global healthcare through telehealth technology