BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 49 | June 2022

1 Jun 2022 11:00 AM | Anonymous


Month in review.

Dear members,

Well winter has well and truly set in. We don't know about you, but we're starting to feel the cold already!

May was a fun month. It began with Round 3 of our Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship at Sandown.  We had all seasons in one day, but we think all who attended had lots of fun. 

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On 10 May we visited Adex Detailing for our members meeting. We were able to explore the fantastic facilities at Adex and get a thorough explanation of their detailing process. 

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On the weekend of 12 May a group of club members made the annual trip to Bathurst for the Bathurst 12 Hour. The event is usually held in late January - early February and much warmer conditions, but we're told that those who attended had a great time. 

That same weekend we had a number of our members competing in the third round of the E30 Racing Championship at Phillip Island. Many of our members also volunteered to assist with the running of the meeting. Congratulations to Alex Jory for another round win!

If two events on the same weekend wasn't enough, 15 May was National Motoring Heritage Day.  We arranged a drive to start in the city, ending at Phillip Island to watch and support our racing members.  It was great to see so many come along for the drive and support our racers. 

Our last event for that weekend was the Maling Road Autoclassico Car Display. This was the first time our club had a display at Autoclassico, and for the first time in years it didn't rain! It was great to see so many fantastic cars on display.

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On 22 May we then had our drive to the Otway Fly.  Our members had a great time walking amongst the tree top scape. Luckily the fog had lifted by the time we left the Otway Fly. The roads there and back the long way were fun although some parts of the Great Ocean Road had moss in-between the wheel tracks.

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We then finished our month with a drop in donuts and coffee night at Daniels Donuts, Belmont. Thanks to those who braved the cold and dropped in for a coffee and a donut (or two)!

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OFFICIALS REQUIRED - Driver Training and Come & Try Day - 19 June

We are in need of officials for the Driver Training and Come & Try day at Sandown on Sunday 19 June 2022.

If you are interested, please email Meg with your mobile number (for onsite contact), your licence number and licence type, as well as the role/position you wish to do on the day (ie Instructor, Scrutineer, Trackside, General etc).

This event is always a great day for all, and if you have anyone else interested in getting involved in motorsport, this is a great event to start at!

If anyone has questions in regards to Motorsport Australia officials licences, please don't hesitate to reach out.

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 740 MEMBERS

Welcome to our new memberNick Mammies, Adam Durso, Couper Gross, Riley Meens, Richard Harvey and Shannon Creasey. 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 June:

Tuesday, 7 June
June Members Meeting | Via Zoom
This month we'll be sharing with you our plans for our club trip to Tasmania in October.  If you're interested in attending, make sure you join us remotely on Tuesday!

Saturday - Monday, 11-13 June
Queens Birthday Weekend trip to Port Fairy
Finally! After years of cancellations we're finally taking our trip to Port Fairy where we'll have plenty of driving, whale watching and lots more planned for a fun long weekend away.

Sunday, 19 June
Driver Training and Come & Try Day | Sandown
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? Want to better your driving skills?  Our driver training and come & try days are perfect for you!

Sunday, 26 June
First Aid Course
Unfortunately registrations for this event have already closed. Keep an eye on our calendar updates to register for the next one.

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.


We want you!

We are now one of the largest Official BMW Car Clubs in Australia and we need your help.

Have you ever attended one of our events and thought “wow this event was well run” or purchased some of our merchandise and thought “I really like that”? Well, all these things and more happen because your volunteer committee who all work tirelessly behind the scenes to make your day/weekend/event run smoothly and be as fantastic as it is.

Do you have skills we can tap into?  Do you have a business we can engage or use the services of? Do you have some spare time you’d like to fill with an interest that gives a lot of people joy, including yourself?

We are putting out an early call to all our members to think if you would like to help our team with any of the day to day running of our wonderful club. 

Click here to find out more information.

Club Permits.

We are finding an increasing number of members leave renewing their Club Permit registrations until the last minute, which sometimes results in members having to get a new roadworthy certificate. 

The best option is for you to use the online system through a MyVicRoads account (see option 1 under Renewals on our Club Permits page). 

Taking this option means you are not required to get a physical signature and is quicker for you and easier for us.  Instead of us signing the renewal form, we sign a Club Endorsement Form, which you send to us by email. This can be done any time after you receive the renewal reminder.

In fact, no matter which option you choose, the paperwork can be completed any time after the renewal is received. There is no need to wait.  Once the paperwork is completed, you can then pay for the permit at your leisure (within the expiry period).

Please remember that all club officials are acting in a volunteer capacity, even if conducted during business hours at a business premises - club work is not paid work and may be preventing paid work from being done.


News & Blog.


From the Welfare Team.

Click here for Welfare Team updates and their contact details.

Classifieds.

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!

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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