MONTH IN REVIEW
March started just like any other month, a full calendar, busy weeks and weekends ahead and business as usual.
For the first event of the month, Peter Williams organised another fantastic drive through the countryside, finishing at Fort Queenscliff, where we had lunch at 360Q, followed by a private tour.
Our next event was our March members meeting at Melbourne BMW. Melbourne BMW joined us as a sponsor of the club this year so it was great to hold a members meeting with them and allow our members to get to know the team. Melbourne BMW also showed a livestream of the launch of the BMW Concept i4. We were also treated to an unveiling of the new 2 Series Gran Coupe.
The following weekend we were off to Phillip Island for the Phillip Island Festival of Speed. Two fantastic days of racing, our car display and beautiful weather made for a great weekend. New club sponsors, Mornington BMW also gave us an M235i Gran Coupe and an M3 CS for the display.
Next up, was the F1 Grand Prix at Melbourne. We were due to share a display with E30 Racing and had over 20 cars on display from members. Wednesday and Thursday were business as usual, all cars arriving for setup on Wednesday and day 1 of the Grand Prix on Thursday. It was Friday when everything began to change, the Grand Prix was cancelled Friday morning due to a Formula 1 team member testing positive for Coronavirus. We quickly had to arrange the collection of all cars. We'll probably always now remember it as the Grand Prix that almost happened.
Our display at the almost-Grand Prix was the last event of the month and likely to be our last in-person event for a little while. We are currently in the process of arranging virtual meetings and other activities, make sure you keep an eye on our website and facebook page for updates.
It is important to note that if you require assistance from Jo or Graeme during this time, please no longer phone the Bell Motorsport phone number (03 5979 1599) and instead phone Jo on 0412 661 900.
MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: 446 MEMBERS
Welcome to our new members, we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
Don't forget to catch up with this month's update from our President, Graeme Bell here.
Unfortunately we can't give too many details on upcoming events right now. We are planning a virtual members meeting on 7 April and will be in touch with details as soon as they're available.
CLUB PERMIT RENEWALS
VicRoads are still processing renewals at their offices, however wait times are now much longer than normal and you must adhere to social distancing measures. Please instead consider posting your renewal to VicRoads. You can pay by cheque or VicRoads have advised that you can use this credit card form.
If you are yet to receive a signature from us for your renewal, we request that you post them to us for the time being.
To be as fast and efficient as possible we recommend to sign your renewal, attach your payment and post it to us with a stamped envelope addressed to VicRoads inside. We will then sign on behalf of the club and post it straight to VicRoads for you.
We would like to remind you that you do have three months after the expiry date to pay your renewal, but you can’t drive it once it expires, just like normal registration.
If you have any questions about your renewal please call or email us. If you are not comfortable providing your credit card details or don’t have a cheque book, give us a call and we will see what we can do to help you.
For more details on club permits, including where you can send your renewal for signing, please visit our Club Permits page on the website.
NEWS & BLOG
Our Blog page on the website is constantly being updated with not just club news, but everything BMW from all around the world! We welcome you to submit any articles of your own!
BMW around the globe.
Have an interesting story about you or how you came to own your BMW? How about a story about a restoration or a build of your car? It could be anything!
because we'd love to read it and share it other members.
Members are welcome to submit their business to be shared on the Member Services page on our website. 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 page!
As always - thanks for reading, we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
President | Graeme Bell 0407 186 296
Vice President | Jo Mawson 0412 661 900
Secretary | Lawrence Glynn 0414 563 290
Treasurer | Shaaron Glynn
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