BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc

Upcoming Events

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Sandown International Motor Raceway, Racecourse Drive, Springvale
    Register

    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
    Register


    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.

     

    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
     

    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Pirra Homestead, in Forest Road, Lara, Victoria
    Register

    The Lions Club of Lara present:
    Motors at the Mansion


    A MEMORABLE CLASSIC MOTORING DAY OUT

    Motors at the Mansion is a relaxed classic car, special interest vehicle and motorcycle show set in the fabulous grounds of the stunningly renovated Pirra Country Mansion in semi-rural Lara.

    Entry: $10 per car, including driver/passenger. 
    Walk-ins: $5.
    Judging completion and winners awarded at 12pm.

    PHOTOGRAPH DAY
    The showground is setup for rare photogenic opportunities for individual cars or groups. Gold coin donations to use your own camera or engage the professional on site.

    HISTORIC HOUSE
    Rarely permitted, storyteller house tours bring alive fascinating human stories created around the house and its significant role in history. $5 per person.

    On the day, we'll meet prior and arrive as a group.  We'll advise of a meeting point once we've made the appropriate arrangeents.  

    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
    Register

    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.

    Their 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 but there several lunch spots in 10 minute walk down the main street. Given the time constraints in is easier for you to make your own arrangements. 

    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
    Register

    Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 8 Fest Display 

    Sunday, 24 November 2019 - BMW Display - Featuring everything E30


    Two days of BMW displays, this year in a prime position close to the pits and all the action. Any car, any day, or both.

    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. 

    On Sunday 24th there will be an optional drive for the 8s

    download drive instructions here

    If you have a UHF radio please bring it along to make the drive easier. 

    Non 8 Series welcome too.

    Sunday 24 November  

    BMWDCM Car display


    Featuring Everything E30 



    We will also bring out our finest BMWs to celebrate 40 years of

    BMW Australia.

    Non E30 also wlecome


    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. 

    • 29 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 2 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Merimbula - South East NSW & Eastern Victoria
    Register


    A 3-club drive organised by BMW Drivers Club Melbourne, BMW Drivers Club NSW and BMW Car Club Canberra.

    All financial members of these 3 clubs - along with family members and significant others are welcome.  

    The event will be based in beautiful Merimbula on the NSW South Coast where all the clubs will meet on Friday night. We have arranged to meet at the Merimbula RSL  at  6pm for a meet and greet and we will enjoy a 2 course meal, which we can pre-order, the cost is $30 per head.   Please download and return your order form with your registration to events@bmwdcm.com.au.

    On Saturday we’ll head up into the mountains on scenic, sweeping roads.  Then there’s a choice of a brilliant, twisty driving road or a cruise on more sweeping roads, both ending at Marlo on the Snowy River for lunch.  The afternoon includes sweeping roads through the mountains before a final run up the coast back to Merimbula.

    Sunday will take us on enjoyable roads through the Bega Valley, before heading up the mountains to Cooma for lunch.  From there, the clubs will head to their home cities.  For the Melbourne club, this means twisty roads across the mountains to an overnight stop in Corryong, followed by an excellent drive along the Murray River to Albury and back to Melbourne (everyone is welcome to join part or all of this, of course).

    Itinerary Outline

    Accommodation for Friday and Saturday: 

    We will be staying at the Sapphire Valley Caravan Park on both Friday and Saturday night.  Motel Style cabins start from $153 for 2 night (no breakfast included).

    You can book by calling (02) 6495 1746  to get the discounted rates, ensure you use BMW Club as your reference at the time of booking.  

    Accommodation for Sunday: 

    For those travelling back to Melbourne on the extended drive, we are staying at the Mountain View Motel  Corryong.  Motel rooms start at $90 per night, including a continental breakfast.

    Please book by calling (02) 6076 1766 to get the discounted rates, ensure you use BMW Club as your reference at the time of booking.

    Please make your room bookings early, as this is a busy time of the year and rooms will sell out quickly

    Drive instructions to follow. 

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

    • 4 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Adelaide




    BMW Drivers Club members have been invited to take part in the 2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally, held on 4 - 7 December.   

    This year’s Rally is on track to exceed 2018’s field of 304 cars, making it the largest tarmac rally event in Australasia. 

    In addition to the Classic and Modern Competition categories, the Adelaide Rally also caters for a growing contingent of non-competitive Touring entrants, offering the freedom of closed road stages on some of the country’s finest driving roads without the pressure of competition.

    Tour entrants are speed limited and do not require helmets or roll cages, and entry is open to almost all cars and drivers.

    Tour entrants can choose between the single-day Prima Tour, which runs ahead of the pack on the Thursday, or the full three-day Main Tour. Prima Tour takes in five closed road stages, while the Main Tour covers 23 stages up to 22km in length.

    For drivers seeking the next level, the Spirit category is also non-competitive and untimed, with drivers speed limited to 120kmh by way of a Rallysafe device. Helmets are required for this category.

    Of course, there are always the competition categories for those who want to take it to the limit.

    The Adelaide Rally has an atmosphere and camaraderie unlike any other, with free community events bringing thousands of spectators, and a grand finale in the CBD.

    Please see the Event Overview or visit www.adelaiderally.com.au for further information on categories and entry requirements.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Tim Possingham - Event Director, Adelaide Rally on 0417 171 730. 

    • 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
    Register

      

    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: McDonalds Lyndhurst, 9010 Thompsons Road Skye

    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.

    • 12 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Cnr Cook and Norman Street, Flinders
    Register


    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne took out Car Display of the day in 2019, lets see if we can do it again in 2020! 

    An Easter display of unique veteran, vintage, classic and modern motor cars and motor cycles. Flinders Lions Club is fundraising for Peninsula Health, Flinders CFA and other local charities and causes.


    Car spaces are limited to 200 and motorcycle spaces are limited to 50 - booking is essential.


    Bookings can be made for multiple vehicles and you will receive 1 ticket per vehicle.

    Cost: $20 per car.


    All cars must be registered with Lions Club. 


    Please ensure you complete in the Booking form


    Please note, registering for the event on this page will not entitle you entry to the display unless you complete a booking form.

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

Past events

13 Oct 2019 Motorclassica 2019
8 Oct 2019 BMW Drivers Club Melbourne 2019 Annual General Meeting - Oktoberfest
22 Sep 2019 Stony Creek Social Drive and Go Karting
15 Sep 2019 Coffee & Cars Morning at Albert Park
8 Sep 2019 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers' Championship | Round 6 - Sandown
3 Sep 2019 September Members Meeting
31 Aug 2019 INVITATION: Round 6 of the 2019 Trydel Up & Go Victorian Hill Climb Championship
25 Aug 2019 German Auto Day
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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