BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 26 | July 2020

1 Jul 2020 3:00 PM | Anonymous


It's been so great to get out and see some of you this month! 

June began with our "becoming an official" virtual members meeting.  It was great to see after the meeting a number of you deciding to start the process to become an official! 


Our first social drive since lockdown was to Mount Macedon.  Graeme and Jo were given a beautiful X4M from Mornington BMW for the drive and also had three of their sales managers attend in equally spectacular cars.  The drive itself was amazing, thank you again to Peter for such amazing roads and great route instructions.  


On June 14 we then had our first motorsport event after the COVID-19 restrictions, our Sandown Driver Training and Come & Try Day.  We were the first event under a Motorsport Australia permit since the easing of restrictions!  People were certainly keen to get back on track - the event sold out within four days!  It was also fantastic to have Motorsport Australia media come along and do a video of our return to the track.


We ended June with a return to go karting at Auscarts, Port Melbourne. Only having competitors and no cheer squad in the gallery was a bit strange, but it was great to see our up and coming next generation of drivers teaching the old dogs new tricks. Well done Royce Lyne on your win!

You may be interested to know that this go karting event was our 100th club event!


During June, the second edition of idrive also arrived at your doors!  We hope you enjoy the read - please do send us any feedback you may have.  We're really proud of the work that went into this magazine!

You may or may not have also noticed that our website underwent a revamp last week - feel free to head on over to to check it out!


If you require assistance from Jo Mawson or Graeme Bell during this time, please do not phone the Bell Motorsport phone number (03 5979 1599).  Please instead phone Jo on 0412 661 900.



Welcome to our new members, we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


Don't forget to catch up with this month's update from our President, Graeme Bell here.


Here's what we've got planned for July:

  • Saturday, 4 July
    2020 Yokohama/Traction Tyres Drivers Championship | Round 5
    On Saturday we are off to Winton for round five of our drivers championship and our annual cross-border cup with NSW!  There's still a couple of spots left if you'd like to register!

  • Tuesday, 7 July
     Virtual Members Meeting with Traction Tyres 
    ur July meeting will be held at Traction Tyre and Suspension, where Andrew will be giving us a presentation on a fantastic new high performance road/track tyre.
    This will be the launch night of the new tyre, so be sure to log on and find out more about some of their other products too. With our track days starting up, this will be a great opportunity to find out which tyres you should be using on your car.

  • Saturday, 18 July
    Christmas in July Drive 
    It's that time of year again to dust off the silly Christmas outfits, dress up in your best Christmas finery and join us for some Christmas (in July) fun!
    At the stage with the COVID restrictions, we will be doing this as a drive, with the hope to have lunch. Please be patient as we are trying our best to do the drive and lunch too.

  • Saturday, 25 July
    Broadford Driver Training and Come & Try Day 
    Please note: Registration for this event is not currently available. We will notify members once registration is available.
    Ever wanted to find out what it's like to get on track in a relaxed atmosphere without being surrounded by the seriousness of competition? Join us for our Broadford Driver Training and Come & Try day to see what the fuss is all about!Our Driver Training events are the perfect place for you to experience your vehicle's limits in a safe environment. We welcome all vehicles – new, old, high or low powered, you also don't need to own a BMW to attend.
    If you would like to attend and not drive yourself, we are also looking for members to attend as officials. If you're interested in learing about being an official, please email Jo.

  • Sunday, 26 July
    2020 Yokohama/Traction Tyres Drivers Championship | Round 6
    Please note: Registration for this event is not currently available. We will notify members once registration is available.

Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar for more events as they become available. 


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! 

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Everyone has their own BMW story - we'd love to share yours.

Email us to feature in our very own idrive magazine.


For sale: 1983 BMW 323i Automatic

The car presents very well, with only minor imperfections.  The interior is almost perfect save for two small cracks in the dash (Dash matt included).  The body condition is 8/10 with paint peeling on the C-Pillar.  There are two sets of wheels with roadworthy tyres (set in photos plus a set of bottle-caps).  The car is completely original, aside from wheels.  It's a very honest car that looks and drives great.

Asking: $10,500.
Contact: Cam Dawes on 0425 833 225.

Looking to sell something?  Email us to list it in our classifieds.


Urban Armour Australian made hand sanitiser
Urban Armour are offering members a great deal ona range of hand sanitisers and hand sanitiser stations, you can see what they have on offer here.  Don't forget to mention you're a member of BMWDCM to see what they can do for you! 


Members are welcome to submit their business to be shared on the Club Partners page on our website and idrive magazine. 

We believe in supporting those who support us.  If you would like your business listed, email us with your details!


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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