Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bob Tidaback

The news came today of the passing of Bob Tidaback.  These days he is perhaps remembered best as the father of current ATQMRA racer Mike Tidaback but he should be remembered for his longstanding devotion to TQ racing and, more importantly, for his gentlemanly conduct.

He was a constant presence at Pine Brook and elsewhere long before Mike began to race, and he always had a smile and a warm greeting for everyone.

In racing, where emotions can run high and opinions can be strongly-held, Bob Tidaback was a rare person who approached all matters with an open mind and who treated the viewpoints of others with respect.

We will long remember him.

Bob Tidaback (left) with Mike and Mike's first TQ at Pine Brook