Tony is always willing to offer advice to Club members. For example, if you want to avoid a traffic jam high in the Swiss Alps because a postal vehicle has the right of way - you seek Tony’s advice. If you need technical expertise in maintenance and repair of your motorcycle, Tony is there to help too.
Having started the Club’s Tech Days, members call upon him for all kinds of help both small and big. And no job is too big. At an early Tech Day, Tony ended up working with a fellow member Chris Barnett to bore out a stripped bolt deep in the engine block!
He offers guidance on Club rides and is a cherished resource. Tony has been a ride leader since he joined the Club in 2005 and nine years as co-chair of ART school.
But it isn’t just the general membership that enjoys Tony’s counsel, the Board does too. Around the Board table, Tony is the voice of sober second thought. And Board decisions are stronger with Tony at the table.
And it is true that Peter Fonda, Steve McQueen, Dennis Hopper and Tony Street have never won an Oscar. But unlike those other motorcycle movie idols, Tony Street can claim a David Makin Award. So just like the highly revered Oscar statue, the David Makin award is Gold in our Club. And you need not be an accountant to know that gold is an asset, and that Tony is worth his weight in it!