Go-kart spin ends tragically
Bilambil larrikin remembered by mates
IT ONLY took a week for class clown Robert “Robbie” Treweek to win over Graham Cormack.
The two had been best mates since they met 20 years ago as Year 11 students.
“The first time I met him, I thought: ‘Who’s this d---head?’” Mr Cormack said.
“Within a week we were best friends forever. He used to call himself ‘Robbie T SRC’, short for School Representative Council … He said he got to wear a blazer. It was just the way he was, he was a top bloke.”
On Sunday night, 34-year-old Robbie tragically died after crashing his gokart down a steep road at Bilambil Heights.
The air-conditioning and refrigeration business owner had invited his friends over to watch the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor earlier in the day.
Some time during the night, he left the house with his go-kart.
Mr Cormack said Robbie often used to take his boat or go-kart out for a spin during parties.
Unfortunately, Robbie lost his life when the go kart crashed down a steep driveway, out of sight from passers-by and motorists.
His body was found at 6.10am on Monday morning. The devastating news hasn’t sunk in for Mr Cormack. When he heard the tragic news he initially didn’t believe it. He said his best mate’s death still felt surreal. “He was a happy-go-lucky person,” Mr Cormack said.
“He was a funny person in any circumstance. He’d be the one person at his own funeral to say: ‘What are you all sooking about?’ and grab some beers, crank some tunes and have a laugh.”
But the man who loved fishing, camping and golf had a serious side too.
Mr Cormack described Robbie as a hard worker, the kind of person who would do a 10-hour shift, then come round to help him for another few hours – and still be the hardest worker there.
RIP: Bilambil Heights refrigeration mechanic Robert Treweek died after crashing his go-kart on Sunday.