BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

8 Fest Melbourne Cup Show & Shine

  • 6 Nov 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Steeples Mornington, Cnr Mornington-Tyabb Road & Racecourse Road, Mornington


  • Register here to attend the event without entering the Show & Shine
  • Register here to enter the Show & Shine. $10 fee contributes to Show & Shine prizes.

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8 Fest Melbourne Cup Show & Shine

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Steeples, Mornington
Cnr Mornington-Tyabb Road & Racecourse Road, Mornington


Australia's first annual 8 Fest will feature Displays and a Show & Shine event of E31s ranging from everyday drivers, 'Survivor car' through to the most sought-after variants including restorations, projects in action, hardly driven show stopping 840 and 850 variants.

The day will also feature the best of BMW DCM owners' collector and special interest cars, including Andrew Oosterweghel's E31 race car and Theo Hoff's wild F100 with 5 links 850 rear end. 

In addition, the Show & Shine will also have an 'open' category for any other cars, no matter whether BMW, Ford, GM or any other make!

Come and show off your pride and joy!  Prizes will be given for all categories.

Following the Show & Shine, join us inside Steeples for lunch, frivolity and of course, watch the Melbourne Cup.

Dress up in your race attire

or come along and take part in our very own fashions on the field! 

Great prizes to be won.

 Lunch menu available here

Please note lunch is at your own cost.


Although we will be having a feature display of the spectacular 8 Series cars, we would like you to come along and bring your beauty.  We are looking for special cars in the club to come out be shown off regardless of condition.

If you're a little unsure about the prospect of a Show & Shine and think that your car is not up to scratch, well let me tell you, this is not a Concours d’ Elegance but a Show & Shine, with a lot of differences in judging.

How we judge is:

  • By age (generally cars are grouped by age;
  • Mileage (the more KLMs, the more points); 
  • Cleanliness (if it can’t be cleaned off, then you don’t get marked down);
  • If your car has wear and tear from age this is not marked down; 
  • BMWDCM Car Stickers (Available on the day if you don’t have them); 
  • Original manuals and service books;
  • Tools in Boot;
  • First Aid Kit complete. 

Dents, dings, wear and tear are ignored.  This is not a competition to see who can spend the most restoring a car but to see how well you can clean and detail a car.

This applies equally to non-BMW’s.

If you want to display without being judged this is fine too.

We are planning on having a fun day with Fashions on the Field and some horse racing games, so come join us, bring the family and your fellow members and friends, for an event which will grow to be a spectacular Annual Event. Great prizes for the winners. 

You can even choose to join us after for Lunch, Cup Sweeps and some fun in Steeple’s Restaurant.

BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at or on 0412 661 900 or Theo Hoff on 0414 325 406.

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