Press Release


As Friends of Lakeside's Project-Director, Mr Trevor (Shelby) Beutel wishes to thank co-founder Mr Robert Hardacre for his cooperation and support over the last 14 months. Trevor also wishes to thank some of the team, Mr Chris Robertson Barrister at Law and Heritage specialist, Mr Charlie Midolo from the Sunshine Coast who has collected some 1000 signed support Lakeside Heritage letters and most recently at the Melbourne F1 A.G.P. acquired Sir Stirling Moss and Sir Jack Brabham's signatures. Peter Brock, Dick Johnson, and Craig Lowndes to name a few, have also given their support on this letter.

Further thanks go to Chris, David & Dan Bowden, Scott & Lorianne Drysdale, Brendan Pratt, Roxanne Taylor, Lionel & Margaret Anne Ayers, Mr David Bright form Hendra, Gary Brabham of Modern Driver Concepts Brisbane, Bernie Hat ton & his staff, Narelle & Glen, Scott of Top Rider, David Morgan and Doug Boyce, much appreciation also goes to our corporate supporters. See our website ( as more exciting updates will be posted.

For now Heritage matters and talks regarding Lakeside's possible Heritage future are progressing very positively.

Friends of Lakeside have achieved several major goals in saving Lakeside, however we still need some effort to compete our task.

Recently a possible merge with a new group has been put aside to protect the progress & work already completed. We will continue with our own endeavours and assist any groups wherever possible.

In its hey-day Lakeside was listed in the top 100 circuits in the world, as way back then, Lakesides Friends group of people has the same enthusiasm and dedication as did the founder Mr Sid Sakzewski to see Queenslands Heritage Home of Motor Sport at Lakeside.

Lakeside is an 'Icon' in some ways more famous in the world than at home. Queenslanders can be proud and build a better complex and return Lakeside to the world stage in Revival, we endeavour with the P.R.S.C. and the community to prove this so, time will tell I am sure........more soon.


Trevor (Shelby) Beutel

Mobile 0418 789 307