BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 35 | April 2021

1 Apr 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous



MONTH IN REVIEW 

Dear members

Summer may be over but we are enjoying some beautiful autumn weather! 

March began with our members meeting at Berwick BMW where we had almost 100 members and guests attend.  It was also great to able to get up close and personal to the new M3 and M4.  Thanks very much to Berwick BMW for inviting us, we had a great night.

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On 7 March, we had round 2 of the Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship at Rob Roy Hill Climb for the very first time.  The sun was shining and there were many happy drivers, most improving their times each run they did.

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The following day on 8 March, we held a come and try day for Race Chix Motorsport in conjunction with Shannons International Women's Day Festival at Broadford. It was amazing to see so many women on track and so many girls participating in the off track events.  We hope to see all those who attended on track again in the future!

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On 14 March we had a family day out to the Werribee Zoo!  We were greeted with a brilliant sunny day and were taken on a safari bus tour so everyone could get up close to the animals.

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16 March was our last mid-week sunset drive until our days become longer again.  This time we departed from Waverley BMW where we were treated to a nice spread of food before our trip up Mt Dandenong.  We had over 30 cars in attendance who all enjoyed the spectacular view of the Melbourne city lights.

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Our month ended with E30 Racing Round 2 at Winton over the weekend and a twilight drive for our members in Geelong on Sunday, where members finished their evening with dinner at Grill'd Geelong. Taking the long way to dinner can be quite enjoyable when you do it with great company. 

We had quite a few members racing at Winton, especially one member, Anton Bergman, who didn't know he was racing until the day before!  You can read about his eventful weekend here

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 567 MEMBERS

Welcome to our new members, Simon Latimer, Steve Roberts, Neil Phillips,Anthony Inguanti, Timothy Sung, Richard Altrieth, James Smith, Alisdair Reeves, Peter Sinclair, Sijy Prakasan, Claire Jackson, Tobia Zappia, Guy Nutting, Alex Oh, Neve McConalogue, Wayne Cooper, William Allan, Armon Dhingra and Barry Coates. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

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Don't forget to catch up with this month's update from our President, Graeme Bell here.

THE MONTH AHEAD

Here's what we've got planned in April:

Friday, 2 April
Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal Display
Join us in support of the Royal Children's Hospital on 2 April at Sandown Raceway.  We will be selling raffle tickets on the day to raise money, with some great prizes on offer from some of our club sponsors.


Sunday, 4 April
Flinders Motoring Heritage Day - DISPLAY ALLOCATION SOLD OUT

Unfortunately the display is already sold out but we'd love to see you if you have time to drop by and say hello!


Saturday, 10 April
April drive day leaving from Berwick BMW
We'll start our day with breakfast at Berwick BMW.  We'll then head off to Mirboo North via Poowoong for a comfort stop.  We have lunch booked for 1pm at the Grand Ridge Brewery. 


Tuesday, 13 April
April Members Meeting | Eastern Tyre Centre
Eastern Tyre Centre will be arranging for a guest speaker from Continential Tyres to come and speak to us about all things tyres.  We'll also have a brand new set of tyres up for grabs to any members who are present.

24 - 25 April
Anzac Day Weekend Away to Mansfield
On Anzac Weekend we will be heading up to Mansfield area, where we will enjoy some amazing driving roads, lunches at well known wineries and of course remember the fallen on Anzac Day at the Mansfield dawn service.

Club members have also been invited to BMW Car Club Canberra's Merimbula Getaway and whale watching on 9-10 October, if anyone is interested in joining.


Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar  for more events.

NEWS & BLOG 

Our Blog page on the website is constantly being updated with not just club news, but everything BMW from all around the world!  We welcome you to submit any articles of your own. 

Club blog.

BMW around the globe.

MEMBER CAR OF THE MONTH

This month we introduce you to Mark Topliss and his Z4.  To read all about Mark's Z4 click here.

To submit your own car or motorbike for next month, click here.

CLASSIFIEDS

Did you know we have a classifieds page

If you're looking for a 1987 BMW E32 730i, there is currently a white one on our classifieds page.  You can view more details by clicking here.

Want to sell something?  Email us today to list your car/parts/anything BMW related!


idrive magazine

Everyone has their own BMW story - we'd love to share yours.

Email us to feature in our very own idrive magazine.

CLUB PARTNERS

Members are welcome to submit their business to be shared on the Club Partners page on our website and idrive magazine. 

We believe in supporting those who support us.  If you would like your business listed email us with your details.

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As always - thanks for reading, we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


President | Graeme Bell 0407 186 296
Vice President | 
Jo Mawson 0412 661 900
Secretary | 
Lawrence Glynn 0414 563 290 
Treasurer |
 
Shaaron Glynn

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