Happy new year!
We start 2020 with the sadness of all the bushfires that have devastated our country. We hope that all our members are safe and well and if you are impacted by these events don’t be backward in asking for help, as there are a lot of us doing what we can to help where we can. Even if it’s a chat and a shoulder to lean on, we are always there at the end of the phone or the door is always open.
Club wise, January has been very quiet, due to us all taking a well-earned break, but our friends at Mercedes Benz Club Victoria did organise and invite us to an impromptu event at Waverley Mercedes Benz in support of the bushfires throughout Australia.
It was lovely to see many of our members turn up to support this event, and boy what a huge fund-raising event it turned out to be. Raising close to $6,000 on the day, with the possibility of more donations to come in afterwards. The funds raised went to a much deserving CFA branch in the bushfire area.
We have organised a weekend in April to help inject funds back into the communities so be sure to check it out and come along to support those communities.
This weekend we've got our first official event for the year - the Bathurst 12 Hour. There are a number of members in attendance, with some camping and others staying in hotels. We're also going to be catching up with members from the NSW, ACT and Qld BMW Clubs. It's always great to meet up over a meal at the end of the day and also walk around to track and chat to other BMW fans all around the mountain.
We have some great events on the 2020 calendar - our Drivers Championship and Driver Training dates are also in the calendar. Our drivers championship is set to be pretty exciting with a trip to Tailem Bend with The BMW Drivers Club of South Australia and we're off to Bathurst for the annual Challenge Bathurst weekend. It is an expensive event to enter, but hey, how else can you get to drive around one of the best racetracks in the world at real speed?
Keep a look out on our events page for new and exciting events and I look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
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
Motorsport Australia Affiliated Motorsport Club