BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

November Members Meeting | Shannons Insurance

14 Nov 2018 7:00 PM | Anonymous
November Members Meeting | Shannons Insurance
13 November 2018

It was an interesting night - two police members brought their "beach theme" coloured Highway Patrol BMW 530d.

We had Leading Senior Constable Mick McGill and Acting Sergeant Heather Allen (who occasionally can be seen on television in Highway Patrol).  They were more than happy to have club members drool and crawl all over their BMW.  Many took the opportunity to try it on for size and have photos taken in the driver's seat.

They gave an interesting presentation encompassing the many fantastic features of the beast.  Also shared the information that cars in the fleet are being replaced as they reach their "use by date", rather than a blanket replacement of vehicles.

We were also given insight into some of the new road laws as well as penalties to be incurred for breaching these, explaining about sliding scales, first offences and other variables.  

Blue Ribbon Foundation had merchandise available, with The President of the Peninsula Branch explaining the concept behind the charity - it being all about raising funds through merchandise sales, donations and events - the money being raised used to provide facilities and equipment for hospitals. These then perpetuate and commemorate members of Victoria Police who have died in the line of duty.

Shannon's had a light supper of sandwiches and pizza for us to graze on, and the rather hip combi van fridge was stocked with drinks.

A Blue-Ribbon jacket was the raffle prize - won by Theo.

Liga Smith Member #160 
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