BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 43 | December 2021

5 Dec 2021 4:00 PM | Anonymous


Dear members

First and most importantly, Happy Bathurst Day!  

We're sorry for the delay in getting our newsletter out this month, part of our committee are at Bathurst volunteering and it's otherwise been a very busy time leading into Christmas.

Looking back on November, it was great to be out and about again catching up with members.

6 November was our first face to face meeting in quite a while, returning to the Naked Racer in Cheltenham. It was great to finally catch up with many of you and meet some new members.


On 21 November we found ourselves with a double up of events with our drive to Stony Creek Go Karts event and our postponed final round of the Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship.

Approximately 20 members took some fun winding roads to Stony Creek for an afternoon of go-karting fun, while another 20 members got some track time and some training from Graeme at Phillip Island.


On 27 November we had our monthly Zoom with BCCM to hear about some exciting things coming in 2022.  It was another early start at 4am but the next one will be at a much easier 8pm - watch your emails for the event notice so you can login to say hello to our friends in Munich.


On 28 November we held our Annual Christmas Show and Shine Picnic at Cruden Farm. The weather was perfect, there was a gentle breeze with beautiful blue skies. We estimate we had over 100 cars and over 180 attendees throughout the day with everything from BMW to Mercedes Benz, VW, Holden, Ford, Mazda, Austin Healey, Porsche, MINI and Datsun in attendance.The display looked fantastic.

We also raised $920 from our raffle which will go to The Smith Family and $203.50 in donations from our breakfast BBQ egg and bacon rolls which will go to the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. Thank you to Matt Kenny from All Commercial/All Residential Real Estate for bringing his BBQ trailer and his band of merry men and women to cook away all morning. Thanks also to Phil Kolar for donating the eggs and Bell Motorsport who donated the bacon and rolls.

Thanks to Santa for bringing all of the children (big and small) a lolly bag and hanging around for photos. And finally thanks to those who volunteered to judge our show and shine.  The winners were Paul Caruso for his E21 Alpina C1/2.3 (pre-2000 class), Chris Teazis for his M2 Competition (post-2000 class) and Jim Bradley for his AMG GTR Pro (other marques class).



Our very hard-working committee will be taking a short break over Christmas. If you have any club permit paperwork that needs to be signed or new cars to be added to our register, please don’t leave it  until the last minute as we won't be able to assist.  Please think ahead, plan ahead and get in early. We'll otherwise be back in January to help you with anything you need.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.  It's been a trying year and we look forward to making the most of 2022.



Welcome to our new memberPhilip Bonvino, Simon Hernan, Gabriel Salib, Robert Leung, Glen Slater, Suraj Songh, Steve Thunder, Jamie Wise, James Potter, Tom Kehoe, Scott Gore and Duncan Ryan. 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 December:

Friday, 10 December
December Twilight Drive
Our last official event for 2021 - a sausage sizzle and twilight drive leaving from Jay Leno's Garage Car Products in Airport West.

Sunday, 12 December
Invitation: Cars and Coffee with Jay Leno's Garage Car Products
Members are invited to attend Jay Leno's cars and coffee with a number of other clubs and different cars for one last outing before Christmas. 

Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar to stay up to date with our events.

If you're attending a social drive or weekend away, we recommend checking out our event tips to help you get the best out of the event.


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. 


Have you seen our classifieds page?

Want to sell something?  Looking for a specific item?  Email us today to list your car/parts/anything BMW related!


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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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