BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc

Upcoming Events

    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 8:50 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Deaf Children's Association, 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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    The German Auto Day brings together the best German cars of Melbourne in one spot with some of the quirky, and now defunct brands being included.

    It is not a concours, or even a show and shine, so any clean car is very welcome.  Anything 1990 or older - the more the merrier!

    There is a prize for people's choice in each marque so you may even score a trophy!

    It is a great setting, raising funds for a good cause, and with lots of interesting cars to look at and fascinating company.

    There will be food for sale on the day.

    ENTRANTS PAY $10 AT THE GATE, SPECTATORS MAKE A GOLD COIN "DONATION", ALL TO AID DEAF CHILDREN AUSTRALIA.     

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at
    secretary@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290.

    • 3 Sep 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Shannons Insurance, 40 Corporate Drive, Heatherton VIC 3202
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    Join us for an informal night catching up with fellow club members. 

    This will be a good time to find out more about the upcoming AGM and also find out more about the year ahead and what will be on the agenda for 2020. 

    If we are lucky we may even have a few special prizes on the night with our lucky Draw, so remember to bring your membership card. 

    There will be catering on the night, so make sure you register, so we can get the numbers right. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 8 Sep 2019
    • Sandown Raceway, 591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale Vic 3171


       

    Round 6 of the 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship is at Sandown Raceway on 8 September 2019.

    Entry forms can be downloaded here.

    Supplementary regulations can be downloaded here.

    PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS RUN BY AROCA. 

    ENTRIES ARE LIMITED. ENTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at
     motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 22 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3205
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    Join us for a casual morning at Carousel Cafe Albert Park. 

    There's ample parking outside for us to show off our pride and joys with photo opportunity on AGP Pit Lane and a cruise around the track after your coffee and breakfast. 


    All welcome, members and non members. 

    All cars welcome BMW and non BMW. 

    Registration is not essential but would be helpful so we can let the cafe know how many people to expect for staffing. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Caldermede BP Petrol Station 4465 S Gippsland Hwy, Caldermeade
    Register




    Arrive at 9.30am for a 10am start
    Start point: BP Caldermeade. 4465 S Gippsland Hwy, Caldermeade 
    Venue: 
    2000 South Gippsland Hwy, Stony Creek VIC 3957


    For all those who love a little bit of adrenaline,  this is the event for you - outdoor karting on a generous track with real overtaking.


    We will start the day from Caldermeade BP, then have a scenic drive through the

    beautiful South Gippsland country side arriving in time for lunch before the action starts.


    For those who want to try their luck on the track, we will be doing 10 minutes sessions with 3 sessions each. 


    For those less enthusiastic, there is an observation area, where you will be able to sit and watch the others have some fun, while enjoying a coffee and something to eat.  

    Registration is essential.

    Please note: Children over 140 cm can drive their own Karts, under that height, they can go in a double kart with an adult free over the age of 5. (double Karts are limited)

    Registration types and costs:

    Drive/lunch/karting $59.50 - select Drive / Karting

    Drive and lunch - select Drive / Lunch 

    Karting $59.50 - select Karting Only 

    The main fleet of Hire Karts available at Stony Creek are the French-built Sodi RT8's fitted with Honda GX270 4-stroke engines able to reach speeds of up to 70 km/h.

    All have fully adjustable seats for comfort, a centrifugal clutch system and belt drive to guarantee you a smoother ride than chain driven go-karts. The RT8's safety features include PROSLIDE 360 impact absorption and rollover protection with seat belts.

    (Please note, lunch and all snacks will be at members own cost. Helmets and karts provided - or bring your own AS approved helmet)

    Drive instructions available here

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.


    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 8 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor
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    This will be BMW Drivers Club Melbourne's first Annual General Meeting where your committee for the next 12 months will be chosen.

    We'll start the night celebrating Oktoberfest. Come in your finest German costumes and lets celebrate our club the Bavarian way.

    AGM to start at 7.30pm sharp.

    Food is available for those who wish to come earlier and dine.

    Meals at members own cost, please view the menu here.

    Please register so we can allow for tables. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne
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    expressions of interest close: August 30

    This year Australia's only internationally rated swanky prestige classic car show reverts to one day per club in the outside "Club Sandwich" display.

    The cars inside will on display for the full 3 days as before.

    This is your chance to join the outdoor display and gain free entry to the main event inside!

    Cars will be required to enter on Sunday morning (exact bump in time will be supplied later) as a car club group - so we will meet up close by before driving into the display.

    Cars will be required to remain in place until the end of the show at approximately 5pm on Sunday.  


    Club Sandwich is open to any car of any age. If we are over subscribed we will choose cars which best reflect BMW's heritage and narrative, which may mean selecting a modern car rather than an older one. The final choice is, however, made by the organisers.

    All selected members will get free tickets to all 3 days of the exhibition.

    WE ONLY HAVE 15 SPOTS, SO AT THIS STAGE WE ARE SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST.

    Confirmation of places is expected to be at the end of September.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at
     secretary@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sandown International Motor Raceway, Racecourse Drive, Springvale
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    Saturday, 26 October and/or Sunday, 27 October 2019
    Meet in the car park of the Sandown Park Hotel facing Dandenong Road at 8am before entering the track at 8:15am


    Enjoy discounted entry into the wonderful world of historic motor racing featuring the glorious JPS Team BMW cars and other Group A and Group C cars from the 1980s plus much more.

    This year we have been invited to the premier display area trackside just to the left of the grandstands.  You can still watch the racing from the comfort of your own car if you wish but this gets us close to the (free) undercover seating and all amenities.

    The programme ranges from the thunderous Formula 5000s to nimble Formula  Fords, with 11 different categories over the weekend.

    Entry price is expected to be just $10 for a display car including the driver. Additional passengers will be charged $35 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday or $70 for both days (children under 15 free).  

    All charges payable at the gate.

    On Saturday  all categories have one practice session and one race, on Sunday each category has two races. You can attend on Saturday, Sunday or both days.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at
    secretary@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290.

    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Steeples Mornington, Cnr Mornington-Tyabb Road & Racecourse Road, Mornington
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    It's time for the BMWDCM Annual Cup Day Show & Shine!

    This is a Show & Shine not a Show of Excellence so all cars are welcome.  

    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.

    WEATHER PERMITTING, ENTRY TO THE DISPLAY AND SHOW & SHINE PARKING WILL BE FROM RACECOURSE ROAD GATE 3 THIS GATE IS SENSOR CONTROLLED SO PLEASE BE PATIENT.   IF THE WEATHER IS WET, WE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER PARKING INSTRUCTIONS.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900
     

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 31-69 Western Ave, Westmeadows
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    AUSTRALIA'S LEADING PRESTIGE & LUXURY VEHICLE AUTOBODY REPAIRER

    With authorised repairer approvals from more manufacturers than any other autobody repairer in Australia, Zagame Autobody is at the forefront of prestige and luxury panel repairs.

    Our expertise and dedication are second to none, with technicians fully trained to OEM standards, together with the latest in repair tools and technology.

    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Bespoke Auto Body Shop. 

    Registration is essential to allow for catering. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • McDonalds Wallan North, 1015 Hume Highway, Wallan VIC 3756
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    Enjoy a drive along the back roads to the Victorian Goldfields, a trip in First Class on a heritage steam train and some time in the first "notable town" in Victoria - Maldon.

    Meeting at the services McDonalds Wallan North, 1015 Hume Highway, Wallan at 9:30am for a prompt 9:50am departure (we don't want to miss the train!) we will follow one of Peter Williams' famous drive routes to Castlemaine.

    There we will join the 12pm service to ride in a First Class lounge car with bar and snacks available (at your cost) behind a steam loco to Maldon, arriving at 12:45pm.

    The train station is, understandably, just outside the town centre so we have a 10 minute walk down the main street to Wicked Temptation for lunch (optional - you can make your own arrangements). Their menu ranges from a bucket of chips through sandwiches to a proper dinner style meal with gluten free and vegetarian options.

    The return train leaves at 2:45pm, First Class again, so that should allow a little bit of time to explore the town. You may want to briefly visit the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum or the Locomotive Workshed at Maldon.

    The trip home will largely be at your own discretion, so you can explore Castlemaine if you wish but we will have a route home through Daylesford and Woodend  for those who want to.

    As a group we get a discounted price of $59.50 per person and we will all be allocated to the same car on the train. Registration is essential as we have to tell the railway how many seats we need. Plus, numbers for lunch will ensure we are seated together and, hopefully, served quicker.

    "Ride with the driver" is a very popular experience so to make sure you can travel when you want, prior bookings are essential. Ride with the Driver experiences are only available in conjunction with a  train fare. Just remember that you must be over 16 and be relatively fit. Bookings through info@vgr.com.au, mention you will be part of the BMWDCM group on November 17.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at
    secretary@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Geelong Waterfront
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    Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 8 Fest Display 

    Sunday, 24 November 2019 - BMW Display 


    Two days of BMW displays, this year in a prime position close to the pits and all the action.

    Saturday 23 November

    8 Fest Display 


    We are proud to announce that this year we will be holding our 8 Fest in conjunction with the Geelong Revival Festival of Speed. 

    Saturday will be a spectacular of 8s and you will not be disappointed  with the quality of cars on display. 

    Sunday 24 November  

    BMWDCM Car display

    We will bring out our finest non-8 series BMWs to celebrate 40 years on BMW Australia.


    The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival revives the excitement and spectacle of the original Geelong sprints first run in 1956 and modelled on famous Brighton UK Speed Trials. Held on and around the Geelong Waterfront, the course is as picturesque as it is practical. The quarter-mile sprint is held along Ritchie Boulevarde and the track is lined along one side by The Hill. Forming a natural grandstand.

    After not running for 8 years, the event was once revived in 2012 with an emphasis on the past history of vintage motorsport. Be it car and motorcycle racing, vintage caravans, car cruising, retro and vintage fashion - the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is a celebration of motoring culture.

    Be sure to come and show off your car - any BMW any age as long as its clean and watch the sprints and other displays and activities.  

    Because our display area can not be accessed once competition starts cars MUST be in place before 9am and cannot be removed under any circumstances until after 5pm.

     See here for more details.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at
    secretary@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290 or 
    Theo Hoffs at tjhoffs@gmail.com or on 0414 325 406 for any 8 Fest related questions. 

    • 8 Dec 2019
    • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Back Beach Road, Phillip Island VIC 3922
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    Save the date! 

       

    Round 7 of the 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship is at Phillip Island on 8 December 2019.

    Entries and supplementary regulations will be available shortly.

    Please note that registering for this save the date does not register you for the event, you must register for the event once the event becomes available. Register now to be the first to know! 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • 3 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Mount Panorama, Bathurst
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    Join us for our annual trip to the Bathurst 12 Hour!

    ALL REGISTRATIONS  MUST BE IN and paid in full BEFORE 30 NOVEMBER 2019

     (SPACES ARE LIMITED FIRST IN  FULLY PAID SECURES A SPOT)


    Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour 2020 package includes:

    • 4 nights' accommodation. 
    • Check in: Thursday, 30 January 2020.
    • Check out: Monday, 3 February 2020.
    • 3 day Trackside Pass to 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour for those who want to wander around the circuit and soak up all the colour and atmosphere.
    • Helicopter Joy Flight taking in birds eye views of all racing and the spectacular Mount Panorama. 
      - Preview of upcoming race.
      - Opportunity for photographs and autographs.


    EARLY BIRD OFFER: Exclusive Podium Tour.

    Join a LIQUI-MOLY Bathurst 12 hour employee as the take you behind the scenes of the event where you will get to experience all the action of the podium where the next winners will be crowned.


    Corporate Hospitality - 3 Day - 12 Hour Club

    The Bathurst 12 Hour Club is located on the Pit Roof in a spacious, air-conditioned marquee.  Sit back and relax in your reserved seat with screens showing constant race vision and timing to ensure you don't miss a moment of the action.  Inclusions: 

    • Morning and afternoon tea daily. 
    • Lunch daily.
    •  Breakfast on Sunday.
    • Beverage package including beer, wine and soft drink with RTD spirits available for purchase. 
    • All day coffee and tea.
    • Merchandise voucher.
    • Priority parking.
    Please note: meals not mentioned, will be at your own cost. 


    PRICING:

    Cost for Bathurst Apartments 

    $1,639 pp - Double

    $1,719 pp - Twin Share 

    $2,119 - Single


    Cost for Quality Hotel  (limited rooms available)

    Executive Room + buffet breakfast  

    $1,953 pp - Double/Twin 

    $2,733 - Single 


    Executive Spa Suite +buffet breakfast 

    $1,989 pp - Double/Twin 

    $2,805 - Single 

    50% deposit required with booking 


    Payment will be Direct Debit Only, bank details will be on invoice - progress payments will be accepted

    There will also be an event shirt available for purchase to all registered members. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • HMAS Cerberus, Cook Road, Crib Point, Victoria
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    Meeting at 8.30am for a 9am departure
    Start point: BP EastLink, Outbound - 1500 Eastlink, Scoresby
    For those already closer than Eastlink to Cerberus, gates open at 10am

    Ever wondered what it would be like to be in the Navy? 


    Why not join us at HMAS Cerberus and explore the Naval training base? 


    Celebrating 100 years of training at the 'Cradle of the Navy', HMAS Cerberus will be open to the public on Sunday 01 Mar 2020.


    Family friendly, all welcome. 


    There will be lots to see and do so don't miss out - lock in the date now!

    Free Entry.


    Bring a picnic or there will be food available to purchase.


    Drive instructions to follow.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at
    events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

Past events

6 Aug 2019 August Members Meeting at Waverley BMW
4 Aug 2019 Snow Train Experience (Sorry sold out)
20 Jul 2019 Driver Training & 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 5 - Winton (BMWDCM & BMWDCNSW)
14 Jul 2019 Christmas In July
2 Jul 2019 July Members Meeting | SEA Electric Trucks
30 Jun 2019 Come & Try Day - Cancelled
23 Jun 2019 St Johns First Aid Training
16 Jun 2019 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 4 - Broadford
8 Jun 2019 Queens Birthday Murray - Silos - Grampians Weekend with Club MINI
7 Jun 2019 BMW Australia Special Presentation
4 Jun 2019 June Members Meeting | South Yarra BMW
26 May 2019 Go Karting at Auscarts Racing
11 May 2019 Pre-Mother's Day Drive
7 May 2019 May Members Meeting
5 May 2019 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 3 - Sandown
19 Apr 2019 BMW Clubs Australia Nationals
13 Apr 2019 Presentation Dinner & 1st Birthday Celebration
2 Apr 2019 April Members Meeting At Traction Tyres
31 Mar 2019 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 2 - Haunted Hills
13 Mar 2019 AGP F1 Car Display
9 Mar 2019 Phillip Island Festival of Speed Car Display
5 Mar 2019 March Members Meeting - Inside a BMW Factory
3 Mar 2019 Drive to Apollo Bay (Ft. E30)
24 Feb 2019 RACV British & European Motoring Show
17 Feb 2019 Mitchelton Winery Drive with Club Mini
16 Feb 2019 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 1 - Sandown
12 Feb 2019 February Members Meeting at Shannons
10 Feb 2019 Torquay Motor Show
9 Feb 2019 Drive to Geelong Musuem of Motoring & Torquay (Torquay Motor Show)
31 Jan 2019 Bathurst 12 hour
20 Jan 2019 Eastlink 2019 Great Australian Rally
11 Dec 2018 Christmas Members Meeting at Waverley BMW
9 Dec 2018 Coffee Cake and Cars Morning
9 Dec 2018 Drivers' Championship: Round 4 - Phillip Island
30 Nov 2018 High Country Drive
25 Nov 2018 Drivers' Championship: Round 3 - Winton
24 Nov 2018 Geelong Revival Saturday Display
11 Nov 2018 Sandown Historics - Sunday Nov 11
10 Nov 2018 Sandown Historics - Saturday Nov 10
6 Nov 2018 8 Fest Melbourne Cup Show & Shine
19 Oct 2018 Oktoberfest at Hawthorn BMW
11 Oct 2018 Motorclassica 2018
9 Oct 2018 October Members Meeting at Essendon BMW
22 Sep 2018 Healesville Sanctuary Cruise
4 Sep 2018 September Members Meeting at Makulu Vehicle Storage
1 Sep 2018 Drivers' Championship: Round 2 - Sandown
26 Aug 2018 German Auto Day
5 Aug 2018 August Members Meeting
4 Aug 2018 Jindivick Cruise
29 Jul 2018 Cars and Coffee with Mercedes-Benz Club VIC
28 Jul 2018 Drivers' Championship: Round 1 - Broadford
3 Jul 2018 July Meeting at Shannons Insurance
1 Jul 2018 Christmas in July
30 Jun 2018 Spectate and pace laps at Phillip Island AROCA Sprint Day
30 Jun 2018 Phillip Island AROCA Sprint Day (Invitation)
11 Jun 2018 Queen's Birthday at SkyHigh, Mount Dandenong
9 Jun 2018 Winton AROCA Sprint Day (Invitation)
5 Jun 2018 June Meeting at Shannons Insurance
3 Jun 2018 Shannon's Nationals Phillip Island Car Display
19 May 2018 Sandown AROCA Sprint Day (Invitation)
13 May 2018 Shannon's Nationals Car Display
1 May 2018 BMW Drivers Club Launch

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