Vale Paul Trevethan

It is with great sadness to report that Paul Trevethan passed away

Paul Trevethan at Sandown
(unknown photographer)

this morning in Brisbane at the age of 77.

Paul Trevethan at Hume Weir leading a Bolwell (unknown photographer)

Paul has been fighting the hard fight in recent times and has kept his gruff attitude until the end. Paul will be a big loss to MG Racing as well as the wider motorsport community having touched and helped many competitors over the years with many race wins whilst helping many get on track themselves and nurturing many into the category.

Paul also won the MG Road Racing Championship 10x times across his career dating back as far as 1972 in an MG B through to 1998 in the orange B GT V8 he is perhaps most remembered steering. His contribution to the MGCC was noted as a life member of the Victorian MGCC and in recent times the MG Racing Register presented him a replica trophy noting his championship win’s on the base to him.   Paul’s history also includes a number of cars and engines having been built by him, and building 2x MG B’s to go to Spa Francorchamps with 6x MG Racers travelling to Belgium to compete.  Paul helped nurture competitors like John and son Matt Baragwanath into the sport and had a long history across MG Racing, Historic Touring Cars in various cars and in Historic F5000 in a pair of Elfin’s including the Leyland engine ex McCormack MR6L.

MG Racing extends its condolences to Merryn and Mark, and ex wives Pam and Rosemary.

News on any celebrations will be conveyed in due course

Paul Trevethan leading John Bosci in the early 90’s at Calder Park (photo: Geoff Foster)