Wow! Only 6 months down and what an epic achievement, we've now got over 250 members! So very proud of what we have achieved in such a short time. Personally, I am very humbled with how many have come on board to support our little club, the passion people share for the Marque and the way you all come to support our events, it is just amazing!
Looking at October, we have had some outstanding events:
- Members Meeting at Essendon BMW - checking out the new dealership, huge and very modern, thank you to Essendon BMW for welcoming us with food and drinks and the door prize.
- Motorclassica display - we had an excellent display at this world class exhibition.
- Oktoberfest at Hawthorn BMW – we had a whole lot of fun on a Friday evening at Hawthorn BMW. Thank you to Hawthorn BMW for hosting us, for the food and giveaways and for the support with our announcement about the BMW Corporate program.
We had an amazing selection of cars in a prime location at Motorclassica this year and our display was fantastic, with each car displaying information cards with very interesting details of the history of that particular vehicle, and BMW in general. Great work Lawrence! We were also lucky to have an i3 from BMW GA and an M4 Competition from Hawthorn BMW included in our display - a very big thank you goes out to them both.
Our big news for October was being accepted into the BMW Corporate program, which gives our members special deals when purchasing a new vehicle. Better still, Hawthorn BMW have upped the offer from 3 years/60,000 km servicing, to 5 years/80,000 servicing on all vehicles purchase from them under the BMW Corporate program. Anyone wanting to purchase a new BMW call Hawthorn BMW and ask for Riley Aickin.
We are organising a club trip to the Bathurst 12 Hour, to support our #100 member, Steve Richards and the other BMWs again, from 31 January to 4 February. This is an all-inclusive package, with 4 nights’ accommodation, entry to the event, entry to the museum, dinner on Friday night with celebrities/racing drivers, entry into the exclusive Bathurst Club on top of the pits (overlooking the start/finish and main straight) with all you can eat and drink, incl beer and wine, merchandise, official program, etc. Price is $1,750 per person (twin share) and we have very limited spots left for this, if you want to come with us we need to know now, today! Call or email for details as we have held this open for this newsletter and need to confirm our numbers.
We will be doing a special edition shirt for the 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour, so if you want one of them we will be ordering them soon too. Feel free to give Jo or I a call to order one! Our other merchandise is up on the website now too, so check that out and either buy online or come to an event and get some!Watch out for some more exciting news coming up in the new year, we are working on a few new things for 2019, so very excited about the year to come!
Graeme Bell | President
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
P.O. Box 81, TYABB, VICTORIA. 3913
Incorporated in Victoria #A0102695G
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc is a member of:
BMW Clubs Australia and the BMW Clubs International Council
CAMS Affiliated Motorsport Club