By Laurelle Walsh
Brothers Jeremy and Tyler Welborn, owners of Classic Towing in Twisp, expanded their operations in April to include a passenger shuttle service — Classic Mountain Cabby.
The passenger shuttle business was purchased from Gabby Cabby owner Susan Speir, who has retained her freight delivery service throughout North Central Washington, Spokane and Seattle.
The Welborns are carrying on the passenger service begun by Speir, picking up and delivering clients in their six-passenger mini van and four-passenger SUV to destinations throughout the state.
Classic Mountain Cabby carries a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service, which allows them to drop off hikers and mountain bikers at trailheads in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, such as Harts Pass, Iron Gate and Thirtymile, Jeremy Welborn said. They also provide winter ski shuttles in the Methow Valley.
They will also pick up and deliver passengers to airports in Bellingham, Wenatchee, Spokane and SeaTac. They expect wedding and special event shuttles to continue to be popular, said Welborn.
Welborn Enterprises’ other business, Classic Towing, continues to serve clients in need of a tow, lockout service, fuel delivery or jump start.
Currently located near the junction of state highways 20 and 153, Classic Towing at 997-2333, and Classic Mountain Cabby at 996-2894, will be moving shortly about one-half mile closer to Twisp, still on Highway 20, Welborn said.