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Chairman

Phone: (530) ***-****  HQ Phone
Rubithon
Rubithon Registration 2010 P.O. Box 11
Auburn, California 95604
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    PMC Swap Meet
26 Total References
Web References
TLCA : Toyota Trails, Jan/Feb 2011
mail.tlca.org, 17 Feb 2013 [cached]
Rubithon Chairman Tony Twiddy had contemplated retirement due to family and career concerns the past two years (including a move and a new job) but like the Brett Favre of TLCA, Tony could not stay away from the game. Equipped with depth in his backfield, with returning running backs such as the Mog Crew's Phil Pasciak and Jeff Michalak, veteran wide receiver Dave Thomas and Hall of Famer Ross Woody, and a returning front line of experienced players including Bill Jackson at left tackle, Andy Pollock at right tackle, Dale and Mike Knorr at left and right guards and "Big Jim" Adams at center, Tony announced his return from retirement to take Rubithon to another TLCA Championship!
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On December 28, Tony put out the word that he "will continue to chair the event based upon the fact that all of you work so hard to make this event safe, fun and successful"-and with that, he was out of retirement for the second time to Chair Rubithon 2010.
The last couple of weeks before the big event had Tony checking film, modifying the playbook and calling audibles due to the condition of the playing field.
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Mog leader Phil Pasciak informed Tony that the snow defense was simply too strong and they would not be able to get the Unimog into The Springs.
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This meant the amount of game necessities had to be cut back and Tony called his first audible, much to the chagrin of wide receiver Ross Woody.
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While the Tahoe defense might be penetrated, Tony was not ready to risk the game by proposing that play call for everyone.
Game on! The chairman's pre-game planning went long into the night, as Tony called nearly all of the registrants, telling them about the game conditions, no food to be provided and offering refunds. I say "nearly" as he purposefully left out a few people, such as special teams Double Locker Run players, who just look at the snow as another team to be defeated.
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Tony continued to study the film and check with his offensive coordinators to see which way to get the game supplies in (Loon or Tahoe?), checked on field conditions and began to think of alternative coliseums for the event, such as Pac Bell Park or Lambo Field.
The Unimog crew responds to Tony Twiddy's audible by switching from using Mogs to towing gear in trailers.
Summertime on the Rubicon Trail….
Tony Twiddy demonstrates how the snow-packed exit strategy works.
Now how's he going to keep track of all those raffle tickets...?
TLCA: Officers and Staff
mail.tlca.org, 5 July 2012 [cached]
Rubithon Chair: Tony Twiddy, rubithon@tlca.org
Toyota Trails
Crusin’ Colorado
www.coloradolandcruisers.org, 1 Feb 2004 [cached]
I have taken liberty with TLCA president Tony Twiddy's Jan-Feb 2004 introduction in Toyota Trails to make a point.
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As Tony compared the coming year as being at the trailhead, he also noted that as on the trail, problems and obstacles encountered are handled with assistance from the members present.
TLCA : Toyota Trails, January/February 2007
tlca.org, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
2006 TLCA Individual Member of the Year - Tony TwiddyTLCA : Toyota Trails, January/February 2007
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2006 TLCA Individual Member of the Year - Tony Twiddy
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Tony Twiddy was voted TLCA Member of the Year for 2006 by the TLCA board of directors.Tony's list of accomplishments in 2006 is very impressive, most notably his work on the 30th Anniversary History of TLCA articles published in Toyota Trails.Tony worked countless hours researching, calling people and writing the series.It is something that will be looked back on generations from now as the ultimate reference of the beginnings of TLCA.
I met Tony many years ago at a PMC Swap Meet at Ron Patston's house.Tony is a very affable character, one to greet you with an open hand and his characteristic phrase—"I'm Tony Twiddy and I'm damn glad to meet ya!"The nice thing is, Tony really means it.
Tony was born in May of 1960 in Northern California.Tony and I actually grew up in the same part of Humboldt County but our paths never crossed.Tony met Jeff Bromke while in high school and together, they have been running the McGrew Trail Ride for six years now.
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Jeff is actually the one who introduced Tony to the supremacy of the FJ40.
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Seems Tony was driving a Jeep Cherokee back then—Tony doesn't talk about this much but we think that is why he is so tolerant of another friend, Jeeper Ron.
Tony has been married to Cindy Twiddy for 20 years and Cindy is a huge support to Tony in all that he does.They have two girls, Sheryl and Katie, and after the girls graduate, Tony and Cindy plan to relocate from Healdsburg, California, up to Auburn to be closer to their favorite trails—Rubicon and Fordyce.
Tony and Roger Taylor co-founded Pacific Mountain Cruisers in 1996 and Tony then began writing the club's newsletter and became PMC's TLCA delegate.Tony and Roger Taylor co-founded Pacific Mountain Cruisers in 1996 and Tony then began writing the club's newsletter and became PMC's TLCA delegate.
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Tony has always had the knack for creative writing and his articles have graced the pages of Toyota Trails many times.He became actively involved with TLCA in 1997 by serving as Secretary for then President Ron Patston, and continuing through many board positions including Western IR and MSVP—and eventually became TLCA President in 2003, serving through 2004.Today he is in his 5th year as Rubithon Chairman and still writes the PMC newsletter.
Tony has long-supported the Blue Ribbon Coalition and Friends of the Rubicon and has participated on numerous trail committees, trail clean-ups and PMC club runs—he's also the first person to pass Del Albright's Recreational Leadership Training Course.Tony founded the PMC Swap Meet and has wheeled almost every inch of California with his two best wheeling buddies, Phil Pasciak and Jeeper Ron Thomas.
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When I asked friends and fellow wheelers for pictures and anecdotes about Tony, I noticed that in nearly every picture, Tony is either wearing a TLCA hat, jacket or shirt.Or all three.Tony lives and breathes TLCA and it shows in his actions as well as his words.
Tony is very good at getting people to help him and he delegates jobs well.He is a true leader, making sure that all of his volunteers have the support and equipment they need.I have been helping Tony with Rubithon's Saturday dinner for 5 years now.In 2004, it looked like I wouldn't be able to make it, but Tony called around and hooked me up with Jim Brantley, who picked me up and drove me into the Springs.
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That's the type of guy Tony is—a guy who makes sure everyone can get done what needs to be accomplished.Tony and Cindy are also an integral part of the annual PMC Swap Meet.
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One of our mutual friends here in the San Francisco bay area likens Tony to Eric Stratten, Rush Chairman of the Delta House in the movie Animal House.
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Tony always greets you with a smile and a handshake, spins great stories and just makes you feel welcome.Another friend mentioned that he has never heard a disparaging remark about Tony, and that Tony always makes people feel accepted.I saw a great example of that this year at Rubithon—for anyone who has ever chaired an event, you know that your time is stretched thin, and you have to be in a dozen places at once.Despite this, on Friday night Tony made sure that his guests, Todd Kaderabek (Toyota Trails Editor) and Erik Christiansen (TLCA Executive Vice President) had a steak dinner ready for them when they arrived in camp.
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And Tony was the one cooking it!
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"Tony is the type of folk who does stuff just because.They aren't expecting any honor in doing it.They do it because they feel it in their heart—the type of folks that aren't going to be overly willing to accept an honor because they did their work because they wanted to and for no other reason."
So raise a glass to Tony Twiddy—a most deserving TLCA Member of the Year.
Toyota Land Cruiser Association | Board and Bylaws
mail.tlca.org, 9 Nov 2005 [cached]
Rubithon Chair: Tony Twiddy, Rubithon@tlca.org
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