BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

An update from the President | May

31 May 2022 5:00 PM | Anonymous

Dear members,

What a brilliant month May has been and so many great things happening in the club.

On 7 May, we joined AROCA for Round 3 of our Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship at Sandown.  The day started off not too bad with a threat of rain in the afternoon.  We had a great attendance as per normal and all our guys were having a ball, then the weather changed and it got a little ugly (weather) and visibility was getting a little tricky but still fun out there.  

On 10 May was our members meeting at one of our sponsors, Adex Detailing.  Adex Detailing have a fantastic facility and gave us such a comprehensive explanation of what their process is.  If you want your car detailed, give them a call.  You will not be disappointed.

On 12 May, we had a group of club members make the pilgrimage up to Mount Panorama for the Bathurst 12 Hour.   This event is normally held at the end of January and due to COVID the dates got changed to May and unfortunately, we could not attend but many still had a great group up there enjoying the racing and all things Bathurst 12 hour.  This event is already locked in for February 2023, we already can't wait! 

On 13-15 May we had some of our members competing at the VSCRC at Phillip Island with the E30 Racing series.  We also had quite a few of our members there helping in the pits and our Jo was Deputy Secretary of the meeting, getting everyone signed in and sorted for the weekend. It was Shannon Cooper’s first ever race and he did so well, I'm very proud of him.  Congratulations to Alex Jory for winning the weekend with two race wins and a third.

15 May was also National Motoring Heritage Day and we arranged for a drive starting in the city and picking up members along the way to finally stop at Phillip Island to watch the racing and cheer for the E30 Racers.  This was very well attended, and it was great to see so many of our members coming along to support other members racing for the day.

On 15 May we also had Maling Road Autoclassico Car Display and a fabulous display of cars were on display there.  This was the first time our club have displayed at this event, and it was very well received and attended and for the first time for years it didn’t rain!

On 22 May we had our drive out to the Otway Fly, with a beautiful sunny day for the drive and the group had a very enjoyable day. Luckily for those who attended, the fog lifted in the afternoon for a more enjoyable drive through the picturesque Otways.

Tonight is our our final event for the month, a casual drop in coffee night at Daniels Donuts in Belmont (Geelong).  I hope those who brave the cold enjoy their sweet treats!

Jo and I missed the last two events for the month, as we took off to Fiji for a much-earned rest, but we are now back refreshed and ready for some more adventures with the club.

We begin our meetings for June on 7 June with our monthly meeting which will be a Zoom meeting about our upcoming trip away to Tasmania.  This trip is going to be a great week away, so be sure to Zoom in and don’t miss out.

On 11 June we have our Queens birthday Whale watching weekend away.  We have some great driving roads to explore but also some down time to enjoy the coastal region and a short cruise to hopefully see some wildlife.

On 19 June we have our Sandown Driver Training and Come and Try Day.  Don’t miss out on this one and if you are not able to put your car out on track, why not come along and help out as either an instructor or and official for the day?  Email Meg at if you’d like to help as an official, or if you’d like to join us as an instructor.

On 26 June we have our First Aid course which is be fully funded by BMWDCM for all those who registered.  If you did register, please don’t forget to do the pre-registration form and complete all the necessary requirements before attending on the day (links have been sent to all registered via email earlier this month).

Our merchandise team have been busy designing a new winter polo shirt and matching hoodie which we are hoping to have in stock by the end of June watch out for update on that.

Upcoming events to put in your calendar:

Our membership continues to grow, now passing 740, so I’d like to welcome all the new members, I look forward to seeing you out at one of our events soon. It’s fantastic to see so many joining us in what we love, our passion for BMWs and our love of sharing that passion with an awesome bunch of people.

Stay safe and drive carefully.

Graeme Bell | President
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

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