BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 6 | November 2018

1 Nov 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous


   MONTH IN REVIEW 

With the cold weather slowly becoming a memory, we had a whole lot of fun in October!  

We kicked the month off with our October Members Meeting at Essendon BMW where we were welcomed to check out the new dealership.  Unfortunately the miserable weather didn't make for a great night to be out and about but the team at Essendon gave us a fantastic night.  Read more about the night here.


In mid-October we then spent our weekend at Motorclassica with a number of members cars on display.  We were lucky to also have an i3 from BMW GA and an M4 Competition from Hawthorn BMW.  Read more about our weekend here and here


We then held our first Oktoberfest with Hawthorn BMW on a beautiful Friday night.  We also got to take a look at Walter's M5 Competition and Ange's M4 Competition which sat proudly outside.  Read more about the evening here.

While we were at Hawthorn BMW we also announced our acceptance into the BMW Corporate Program, with our preferred dealer being Hawthorn BMW.  Members - you can login and find our more information about this program here.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 254 MEMBERS

Welcome to all our new members, we can't wait to welcome you in person at the next event!

For more about our month, catch up with our October update from Graeme Bell here.

  THE MONTH AHEAD 

Christmas is rapidly approaching and our schedules are getting busier, but there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a quick catch up at one of our events in November:
  • Tuesday, 6 November
    8 Fest at Steeples, Mornington (Cup Day)
    This is not just for the 8 Series Register but an open Show N Shine day for all members whether you have a BMW or not.   Followed by lunch, some fun and games and watch the great race on the big screen.
    Although we will be having a feature display of the spectacular 8 Series cars, we would like you to come along and bring your beauty.  We are looking for special cars in the club to come out be shown off regardless of condition.
    You can even choose to join us after for Lunch, Cup Sweeps and some fun in Steeple’s Restaurant. 

  • Saturday, 10 November 
    Sandown Historics - Saturday Only
    Enjoy discounted entry into the wonderful world of historic motor racing featuring the glorious JPS Team BMW cars and other Group A and Group C cars from the 1980s.
    Parking will be on the grass mounds (called Red Hill) in one of the best vantage spots at the track.  You can watch the racing from the comfort of your own car if you wish.

  • Sunday, 11 November 
    Sandown Historics - Saturday Only
    Enjoy discounted entry into the wonderful world of historic motor racing featuring the glorious JPS Team BMW cars and other Group A and Group C cars from the 1980s.
    Parking will be on the grass mounds (called Red Hill) in one of the best vantage spots at the track.  You can watch the racing from the comfort of your own car if you wish.

  • Tuesday, 13 November 
    November Members Meeting at Shannons Insurance
    Members only event - members are invited to join us for a night you won't want to miss!  Click the event link above to login and see what it's all about.

  • Saturday, 24 November 
    Geelong Revival Display - Saturday Only
    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne has secured a prominent display area between two of the most prominent waterfront landmark; the carousel and the pier.  With plenty of foot traffic and cafes across the street this is the best parking area in town for the Revival.
    Be sure to come and show off your car - any BMW any age as long as its clean - and watch the sprints and other displays and activities.

  • Sunday, 25 November 
    Drivers' Championship: Round 3
    Winton Motor Raceway

  • Friday, 30 November - Sunday 2 December
  • High Country Drive
  • This is a 3-club drive, jointly organised by BMW Drivers Club NSW and BMW Drivers Club Melbourne, with BMW Car Club Canberra.  WE'll meet in Albury Friday night and spend the weekend in the High Country, heading in separate directions on Sunday afternoon.  Click the event link above to see what we'll get up to.

  EVENTS NOT TO MISS! 

Keep an eye on our calendar for events coming up, we’re always adding something new.  


Click on any of the following events for more information.
  • 9 Dec Drivers' Championship round 4
    Phillip Island
    (entries not yet available)
  • 20 Jan Eastlink Great Australian Rally
    The Great Australian Rally has returned for 2019. The rally is designed to promote the pleasures of historic motoring and providing much needed funds to Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for cancer research. Enjoy the display of vehicles and Cruden Farm historic gardens. Bring your lunch or purchase from the catering trucks and enjoy a picnic lunch on the manicured lawns whilst listening to the Royal Australian Navy Band emanating from the sound shell.

  • 31 Jan - 4 Feb Bathurst 12 Hour
    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, let us know as soon as possible if you want to come!

  NEWS | BLOG 

Our News | Blog page on the website is constantly being updated with not just club news, but everything BMW!  We welcome you to submit any articles of your own!

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  SPECIAL OFFER!



Minichamps are releasing a limited edition model of the Laser Racing BMW SRM GT3 M6 and you can order it here with us first!

These models are very limited, with only 400 being made so make sure you get in quick.

To order yours head to our Online Store today!  

  BMW Clubs Australia Nationals

Every 2 years the BMW Clubs from all over Australia come together at the BMW Clubs Australia Nationals.

It is a chance for Club Members from all the clubs to meet and share their love of their BMW’s with other people from all over the country.

The BMWCA Nationals is held in a different location each time, with the last one held in Brisbane in 2017.

In 2019 the Nationals is being held in Melbourne and hosted by BMWCCV.

As BMWDCM is a member of Clubs Australia, we are invited to attend any of the events our members wish to enter.  Find more information here.

  BMW Classic Newsletter

The official BMW Clubs around the world are supported by BMW through its BMW Clubs and Community Management section of BMW Classic.  They produce a fantastic newsletter which you may be interested in reading.  Click here to subscribe now.

  MEMBER SERVICES

We now have a Member Services page on our website for members to share their business with other members.  We are all about supporting those who support us, so if you would like your business listed, email us with your details and we'll add you to the list!
* NB: this page is exclusive to members, you must be logged in to view this page. 



As always, thanks for reading.  We look forward to seeing you at some events this month!  If you have any feedback, don't hesitate to get in touch.


President | Graeme Bell 0407 186 296
Vice President | 
Jo Mawson 0412 661 900
Secretary | 
Lawrence Glynn 0414 563 290 
Treasurer |
 
Shaaron Glynn

BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.



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