BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 36 | May 2021

1 May 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous


We're very excited to tell you that the third edition of idrive is on its way to our members as we speak!  Those who are attending our presentation evening tonight will be the first to get their hands on it.

Before we launch into May, here's what April had in store for us.


Our month began with our Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Car Display,  This year we held it at Sandown raceway where Sandown generously donated their space so that we could put all money raised to the Good Friday appeal.

We were also joined by the Victorian Mercedes-Benz Club.  We'd like to extend a huge thank you to Chris McDermott for sending out so many personal emails and messages to get such a brilliant turnout.

Our final tally of funds raised on the day was $2,500.  Thank you to all those who attended and donated.


On Easter Sunday we then attended the Flinders Heritage Motoring Display Day. We had a great turnout of cars, winning Best Club Display for the second year in a row. 


On 10 April we did a Saturday drive leaving from Berwick BMW to Mirboo North. Thank you to Peter Williams for the fantastic drive route as usual. Even though it was damp the driving was fun and the lunch superb. Thank you also to Berwick BMW for the lovely breakfast.


We then had our monthly members's meeting at Eastern Tyres where our members were treated to a special guest speaker from Continental Tyres.  Eastern Tyres offer our members a 20% discount on all Continental Tyres so make sure you show your membership card next time you're in for new tyres! 


Our second Mates with 8s drive for the year was on 17 April - we had quite a few 8s attend and quite a few other non-8s.  The drive began in Bundoora and finished with a coffee in Daylesford.


Our last event of the month was our ANZAC day weekend away in Mansfield.  We had 11 cars and many members who got up early on Sunday morning to attend the ANZAC day dawn service where we placed a wreath at the service on behalf of BMWDCM.



Welcome to our new memberGeoff Bowles, Christopher Perera, Edward Nesnass, David Momcilovic, Daryl Wong, Jean-Dominique Abraham, Jeff Palmer, Janice Johnston, Sean O'Connor, John Austin, Grant Gray, Tim Farrah, Aresti Tharapos, Sunil Vohra, Nicole Laurie, Daniel Laurie, Leonard Siragusa, Peter Collins, Andrew Cross, Ryan Carter, Philip Helme, Scott Forrestal and Sally Clifford. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


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


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

Saturday, 1 May
Presentation night and third birthday celebration
Unfortunately registrations for tonight are closed but we really look forward to celebrating with those who are able to attend.  We are also excited to show those attending the next edition of idrive!

Saturday, 8 May
2021 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship | Round 4 - Sandown
Entries are strictly limited at Sandown.  Be sure to get your entry in quickly to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, 11 May
May Members Meeting | Creative Custom Cars

Join us for a tour with Alan How and his staff around their award winning premium automotive restoration and crash repair workshop. 

We all enjoyed the virtual tour through COVID in 2020, so let's visit them in person this time and see what amazing work they do. 

Sunday, 23 May
2021 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship | Round 4 - Rob Roy Hill Climb
Entries aren't open yet but we'll let you know as soon as they are!

Sunday, 30 May
Coffee & Cars, Beaumaris
Join us for a coffee, plenty of cars and pastries Flavours Patisserie Cafe, Beaumaris.

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.



Did you know we have a classifieds page

Do you have an E24 black right hand sunvisor?  Peter Kelly is looking for one for his E24.  Let us know if you can help!

Want to sell something?  Looking for a specific item?  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.


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.


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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