Event date: 10 December 2021
A joy of being in the BMW Drivers Club is the opportunity to get up close and personal with classic BMWs of the past. And so, it was when a rare metallic green E31 840ci, one of my favourites, turned up at the final club event of the year, a twilight drive after checking out the range of car care products from a club partner.
The team at Jay Leno’s Car Garage put on a traditional sausage sizzle and gave everyone the chance to sample and buy a range of their specialist car care products. Before setting off for the drive, many members tried out products to put finishing touches on their already gleaming cars. I came away with two wash mitts and a drying towel, which I look forward to using on the next hand wash of my BMWs.
An early highlight of the drive route was Annandale Road, a twisty and undulating road on the outskirts of Melbourne Airport. I was pleasantly surprised to discover such a great road so close to Melbourne’s urban fringe.
The fantastic drive route took us on a circuit from Airport West, through Bacchus Marsh, before heading to Wyndham Harbour at Werribee South. A highlight of the drive through Bacchus Marsh was the Avenue of Honour, a 2.8km road with 281 Elms planted on either side, in honour of those who served and the fallen in World War One.
Despite chilly weather at Wyndham Harbour, there was an opportunity to mingle and admire members’ cars that participated in the drive. Unfortunately for the coffee connoisseurs and those that needed to warm up a little, the local cafes were closed when we arrived, however, this did not put a dampener on an enjoyable final event for the year.
Thanks to all who organised this event, in particular our drive master and lead navigator, always highly informative and entertaining on the UHF radio along the way.
Jean-Dominique Abraham | Member #681
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne