Event date: 8 June 2020
I am a relatively new member to the BMWDCM and I already feel so welcome.
My name is Jacob and I recently purchased my first BMW, a 2004 325ci e46 and the only thing I wish I had done is purchase it sooner! I am in love with my car an absolute pleasure to drive. It may be 16 years old but something about being behind the wheel of a BMW makes it feels like a touch above.
I joined BMW Drivers Club Melbourne about 3 weeks ago to be able to interact and meet fellow BMW enthusiasts but little did I know I was joining a family, a great group of people. I had my first virtual club zoom meeting last week held by Jo, and Graeme. There were some special guests, reputable people in the motorsport industry who have been involved in Marshalling and officiating for a very long time and were very generous with the knowledge and open to many questions, a great way for me to be introduced to the club by hearing what is involved behind the scenes on race weekends and track days.
Then today I went along to my first social meet and drive to Macedon on Queens Birthday Public holiday. What an amazing day, I came up from Geelong to meet at meet point 1 at Warrandyte, we then headed to Wallan for meet point 2 and then off we went to our final destination Macedon Memorial Cross. The weather was sensational, the cars were sensational and the company was great. It was my first time meeting many members face to face.
The club organised a great day and had everyone's best interest at heart through the COVID-19 pandemic with social distancing, the drive was amazing great landscape and to top it off some of the best BMWs I have seen, 47 in fact I’m told.
Highly recommend BMWDCM to any BMW enthusiast out there or anyone wanting to be in a club who put on great gatherings very helpful and just have a liking for cars.
Jacob Bennett | Member #514
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne
I've just bought my first BMW, and to put it mildly, I'm super impressed. It's a fabulous driving experience.
A friend told me about the club, so I decided I'd join up and see what goes on in the BMW community. From the info that's hit my mailbox to date, quite a bit!
The drive on Sunday followed a fabulous route, great scenery, and a variety of road types. Well done to whoever spent the time mapping the route and providing the instructions, top job.
There wasn't a lot of time/opportunity to mingle, apart from Wallan but I realized this was just a drive only event and we needed to adhere to the COVID restrictions. If the objective was to blow the cobwebs out, objective achieved. My friend and I had a great day, and I got to have my first decent drive.
That's enough from me for now. Loving the Beamer and very happy to get my backside in a car that's designed to be driven.
Graham Thomas | Member #534
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne