BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 38 | July 2021

1 Jul 2021 5:00 PM | Anonymous


MONTH IN REVIEW 

Dear members


As we started June back in lockdown, we had to shuffle our members meeting back a few weeks and unfortunately we had to postpone our long weekend of Whale Watching to later in the year.

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Luckily we were still able to run our Sandown Driver Training and Come & Try Day on 19 June, which was very well attended with 55 entrants.  We would like to thank all of the volunteer officials who made this day as good as it was.  We were also very lucky with a fantastic sunny day.

You will have seen in our last newsletter that we were running a competition with Makulu for a driver to have their entry paid at Sandown.  Nella was the lucky winner and you can read her story here.  We are running this again for our Broadford Driver Training and Come and Try Day.  You'll find more information further down in this newsletter.

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We were finally able to hold our members meeting at Makulu Vehicle Storage on 22 June.  We were treated to a tour of the SouthernBM Collection and also had two representatives attend from Century Batteries, who showed us some of their products.  Thanks very much to SouthernBM, Makulu Vehicle Storage and Century Batteries for the great meeting.

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We finished our month on 27 June with our drive to Point Nepean.  We began at Mornington, taking some fantastic roads around the Peninsula before we arrived at Point Nepean for a couple of hours of exploring.  We then travelled back to the Pig and Whistle at Arthurs Seat for a delicious late lunch.

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 610 MEMBERS

Welcome to our new memberCam de Silva, Grant Stubbs, Gina Lynch, Dev Mahalekam, Patrick Todisco, Leigh Barratt, Daniel Nolan, Len Read, Jorge Mariona, Alistair Robertson, Michil Salib, Jennifer Lenard, Daniella Salib, Loc Huynh, Nicolas Hauf, Ryan Nightingale, Luke Devlin, Pravin Sinnan and Alex Baxter. 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 July:

Sunday, 4 July
2021 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship Round 6 | Phillip Island
Get your entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Entries are strictly limited.

Tuesday, 6 July
July Members Meeting with Highway Patrol
We have been lucky to secure a special viewing of one of the Victorian Highway Patrol cars. It will be an information packed night with some of the Police officers who have been driving the BMW Highway Patrol car.

Saturday, 17 July
Driver Training Day | Broadford
Our driver training events are the perfect place for you to experience your vehicle's limits in a safe environment. We welcome all vehicles – new, old, high or low powered, you also don't need to own a BMW to attend.

Sunday, 18 July
2021 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship Round 7 | Broadford
Get your entry in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Entries are strictly limited.

Saturday, 24 July

Christmas in July drive
It's that time of year again! Dust off your ugly Christmas jumpers and join us for our Christmas in July drive and lunch.  There will be prizes for the best outfits and a traditional Christmas lunch at the Black Spur Inn.

For anyone wanting to up-skill as a motorsport official, our friends at the Victorian Flagmarshalling Team are running a training day on 17 July.  Contact Tim Oh at training@vicflag.org.au  to find out more information.


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


COMPETITION TIME!

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 Broadford 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 motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au 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) 10/7/21. By entering, you agree to the terms and conditions, which are summarised and linked at the end of this newsletter.

FROM THE WELFARE TEAM

Your impact on other people is bigger than you think.  Someone still giggles when they think of that funny thing you said.  Someone still smiles when they think of the compliment you gave them.  Someone silently admires you.  The advice you give had made a difference for people.  The support and love you’ve offered others, has made someone’s day.  Your input and opinions have made someone think twice.  You’re not insignificant and forgotten.  Your existence make a positive difference, whether you see it or not.

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.


CLASSIFIEDS

Have you seen our classifieds page

There are currently two beautiful examples of vehicles for sale by other members - Lawrence's E93 convertible and Dorian's 30 year limited edition M3.

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.

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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Bell Motorsport

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Waverley BMW

Zagame Autobody


COMPETITION TERMS: AU residents 16+ only, can take prize on 17/7/21, is a BMWDCM member & has a track worth vehicle (as determined by Promoter). If <18, get parent/guardian OK. Between 12.01am (AEST) 1/7/21 & 5pm (AEST) 10/7/21, email motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au & 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 Broadford Come & Try & Driver Training event at Broadford on 17/7/21($200). Must claim prize by 5pm (AEST) 13/7/21. Winner told by email. See bmwdcm.com.au/terms for full conditions incl. privacy statement.  Promoter: BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc (Inc. no. A0102695G).



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