Event date: 16 March 2021
We are always amazed at the BMW dealerships' level of hospitality toward the car club members, thank you Waverley BMW for giving us such a wonderful start to our event.
Once the formalities were over the drivers all prepared to depart from the courtyard. Jamie is a 17yo Learner driver and having been a passenger on a drive night previously he was excited to be behind the wheel this time in our 1988 E34 525i sedan. We tried to stay near the tail end so we wouldn't be slowing anyone down. The roads were not too busy so as we wound our way through the back streets the group consisting of such a variety of cars was able to stay close together.
As we approached the Dandenongs and started to climb the sun was setting on our right giving a spectacular glimpse of the skyline, we didn't see too much more of that as the roads became windy and forest denser. It was useful having a CB radio to stay informed of the procession of cars movements as we negotiated the ever darkening surroundings. This was a valuable experience for Jamie. He really enjoyed the challenge of night driving on unfamiliar roads and this experience will assist in him becoming a safer and confident driver as he picked up several useful skills during the event.
Many thanks to all the BMW Drivers Club commitee for your tireless efforts putting so many exciting events catering for varied members needs, on and off the track. You have helped so many of us through a difficult year with your positive outlook, perhaps more than you will ever realise. It is wonderful being out again and able to continue making new friends in the best car club.
Tim & Jamie Wise | Member #416
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne