Makulu Vehicle Storage
4 September 2018
Many of us have desires for a number of cars greater than we can house. “If only I had somewhere to store it” is often the problem. Help is at hand.
Club member Clive Massel has a solution to that problem in the form of a professional car storage facility, Makulu Vehicle Storage. He kindly invited the club to use it for our September members meeting.
Somewhat obviously, a car storage facility has cars in it, mainly interesting ones. So there was plenty to look at, with some of Clive’s own pride and joys prominently displayed for our visual pleasure along with an eclectic array of motoring memorabilia.
Clive and his facilities manager, Jesse Bryan, made us very welcome and laid on some light refreshments which were greatly appreciated.
Cars are housed on “double stackers” – purpose-built car lifts which allow one car to be stored above another with a drip tray section between the cars. Car covers are used to keep off the dust etc and battery maintenance chargers look after the battery. Some customers want their car to be “exercised” periodically, others do not.
Either way, the cars are well looked after and kept in top condition.
As well as looking at cars and how to store them, we were delighted to introduce Amanda Stanford from Mornington Bendigo Bank to our members.
The club banks with Bendigo Bank which, unlike the “big 4” operates on a community banking model, returning profits to the community it serves. Which is a refreshing change from what we have been hearing from the media over the last few months about the financial sector.
A big part of the culture is to provide service and assistance, which I have found to be immediately apparent upon entering the branch. Certainly, there were very helpful when we were setting up the accounts for our new club.
Mornington Bendigo Bank have generously agreed to sponsor our perpetual trophy for motorsport. But the support does not stop there. If a loan taken out by someone who is referred to Mornington Bendigo Bank by a club member, or is a club member, Mornington Bendigo Bank will provide sponsorship money to our club. All you have to do is mention the club’s name. Obviously, we don’t want club members taking out a loan just because of this, but if you are planning a loan anyway, why not go to Mornington Bendigo Bank?
In what we hope will be a tradition member put their membership cards in a barrel and a lucky door prize was drawn, won by David Jack.
Altogether a very happy evening with plenty of time to chat and get to know people.
Shaaron Glynn | Member #14
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne