Paul Trevethan

It’s with sadness we report the passing of Paul Trevethan at 77 after battles with cancer. Paul was the first HTCAV President in 1980, a driving force behind the establishing the first regulations for the revived Appendix J category and the first CAMS Eligibility Officer.

He was a race winner in the early days behind the wheel of the ex-Moffat Lotus Cortina and built a thunderous ‘crowd favourite’ Galaxie – both these cars eventually went to England.

A subsequent Lotus Cortina was built, a tribute car for the Shell Racing Jim McKeown Mk 1 car that has recently been and remains for sale. Paul was also a life member of the MG Car Club and his orange V8 MGB won many races over four decades; he also raced many other MGs, T-series, A and B. Paul also rebuilt and raced the Ansett Elfin F5000 and the ex John McCormack Leyland-engined F5000 car.

The HTCAV extends condolences to Mark and Merryn and ex wives Pam and Rosemary – and to all his many racing mates across all historic categories.

A celebration of his life (he asked that a ‘Paulie Piss Up’ be held) will be announced shortly. Stay tuned.

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