BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 37 | June 2021

1 Jun 2021 12:30 PM | Anonymous


Dear members

May began with a bang, kicking off with our third birthday and presentation dinner and idrive launch at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne.

Thank you to those who attended to help us celebrate another year of our club. We were also joined by two BMW Drivers Club NSW members and a brilliant guest speaker, Jacqui Cooper.

All attendees also left with the new edition of idrive.  All members should all have theirs now, we hope you enjoy the read. 


On 8 May we had the fourth round of our Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship at Sandown with AROCA. It was great to see so many attend on such a beautiful, sunny day.  


On 11 May we held our May members meeting at Creative Custom Cars where Alan How showed us around his elaborate workshop and explained with great passion what they do there and how they restore the vehicles currently in their workshop.


On 14-16 May quite a few of our members raced at Phillip Island for round 3 of the E30 Racing Championship. 16 E30s were gridded up over the weekend for some sometimes slippery racing, with only a few small incidents happening.

On the Sunday as part of National Motoring Heritage Day, Lawrence and Shaaron led a drive all the way from Geelong to Phillip Island to watch the E30 races on the hill at turn 12. 

The members racing really appreciated the support of the members who came to watch on Sunday. We'll definitely do this again later in the year.


16 May was a busy day for some of our members.  Not only did we have Racing and the Motoring Heritage Day Drive, Graeme and Lawrence also attended the 2021 BMW Clubs Australia AGM. While at the AGM, one of our very own was awarded the 2021 BMW Clubs Australia Award of Excellence.  Congratulations to Jo Mawson for your achievement. We're all so proud to have you as part of our club.


On 23 a group of us attended Rob Roy Hillclimb for Round 5 of our Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship and Round 2 of the Motorsport Australia Interclub Challenge and boy what a beautiful day this turned out to be.  Graeme Bell even walked away with a couple of trophies on the day!


Unfortunately we had to cancel our final event of the month, Cars & Coffee due to lockdown in Victoria.  We hope you are all keeping well during this time and urge you to reach out if there is anything we can do.



Welcome to our new memberAnup Pokhrel,  Greg Bai Piper, Reinhold Schultz, Nadar Elgowhary, Peter Christopherson, Nick Page, Damian McVilly, Jay Pitrola, Dean Howarth, Nadine Byrne, John Byrne, Richard Giddings, Aaron Salkas, Nick Puccio, Cody Anderson, Hanwen Tian, David Read, James Cunningham, Simon Lee, Rebecca Kempton, Dennis Cacavas, Linda Cacavas and Daniel O'Callaghan. 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 June:

Tuesday, 8 June
June Members Meeting at Makulu Vehicle Storage
Let's all take some time to catch up, share what we've all been up to and chat about our plans for the rest of the year.  We'll be given a tour of the SouthernBM Classic Collection. We'll also be joined by Century Batteries who will be showing us some new products.

Saturday-Monday, 12-13 June
Whale Watching in Port Fairy Long Weekend Away
We've been planning this one for over 12 months!  Join us for a weekend away to Port Fairy.

Saturday, 19 June
Sandown Driver Training and Come & Try Day

Ever wanted to find out what it's like to get on track in a relaxed atmosphere without being surrounded by the seriousness of competition? Join us for our Sandown Driver Training and Come & Try Day to see what the fuss is all about!

Sunday, 27 June
Drive to Point Nepean National Park
Starting with breakfast at Mornington BMW, we'll head off on a drive to Point Nepean National Park.  After we've had a chance to explore Point Nepean, we'll stop for a late lunch at the Pig & Whistle.

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.


Have you wanted to get on track but you're still not sure if it's for you?

We're running a competition to award someone entry to our driver training come and try day, thanks to our friends at Makulu Vehicle Storage.

If you're over 16, have limited experience in motorsport, have access to a track worthy vehicle and have the intention to continue with motorsport, we want to hear from you!

To enter, email with your name, residential address and tell us in 50 words or less "why you would be most deserving of the prize."

Entries close at 5pm (AEST) 12/6/21. By entering, you agree to the terms and conditions, which are summarised and linked at the end of this newsletter.


We are looking for a Welfare Officer or Officers, whose role is to make sure everything we do as a club is for the good of all involved, and everyone in our club, whether at events or out in the community, is looked after emotionally at all times.

If you'd like to read more about what we are looking for, how to get involved and why we're looking for Welfare Officer/s, please take a look at Graeme's presidents report here.

Alternatively, you can contact


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. 


Call out to all motorsport officials!

If you are a motorsport official, please email and with your level of licence, licence number and expiry, WWC number and expiry and the area you like to work best as an official.  

If you are looking to do any upgrade, please also let us know which discipline you are keen on training for.

Bronze Scrutiny Training Course

If any officials are looking to complete a Bronze Scrutiny training course, there is one coming up on 10 - 11 July at the MG Car Club.  Please contact our friends at VSAP at


Did you know we have a classifieds page

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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Waverley BMW

Zagame Autobody

COMPETITION TERMS: AU residents 16+ only, can take prize on 19/6/21, is a BMWDCM member & has a track worth vehicle (as determined by Promoter). If <18, get parent/guardian OK. Between 12.01am (AEST) 1/6/21 & 5pm (AEST) 12/6/21, email & tell us in 50 words or less "why you would be most deserving of the prize".  Email must include full name & residential address. Max 1 entry per person. Prize: opportunity to attend the BMWDCM Come & Try & Driver Training event at Sandown Raceway on 19/6/21 ($300). Must claim prize by 5pm (AEST) 13/6/21. Winner told by email. See for full conditions incl. privacy statement.  Promoter: BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc (Inc. no. A0102695G).

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