BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 32 | January 2021

1 Jan 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous


Dear Members

Happy New Year!

December was a very busy month.  We started off with two events, with some of us heading down to Phillip Island for some much-needed track time. On the same day we were also invited to Mornington BMW for an exclusive pre-launch viewing of the soon to be launched M3 and M4. We also provided a fantastic display of M cars from our members' collections.  It was fantastic to see over 50 members come for the 'quiet' launch, especially since none of our attendees knew what they were attending for!


Our next event was our final Zoom meeting for 2020, it was a casual meeting with a Christmas theme.  Many wore their best, ugliest, Christmas jumper for a little bit of fun!  It was a lots of fun to see all the different outfits members had put together!


On 13 December we held our last cruise event for the year, a drive and lunch to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie. 

The weekend also saw a number of members opting to go trackside and have their last race for 2020 at the Shannons Motorsport Australia Festival at Sandown. It was great to see so many members either racing or helping in the pits for the last time this year. Like our 2020 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship, the E30 Racing Championship had been cancelled for the year, so this event was a non-championship race meeting for E30 Racing spec cars plus invited BMW race cars.


In exciting news, during December BMWDCM also reached 500 active members!  We are so proud to see our membership grow so much in our short few years. 



From 1 January (today!) we will be using QR codes for check-in at all events.  Once you register for an event, you will receive your event confirmation email with a QR code at the bottom of it.  You will also receive the code again in your event reminder email.

Please ensure that you can either show your QR code in your registration confirmation or alternatively print the email with the QR code to present it when you arrive at the event.  if you have the Wild Apricot members app, you can also show the QR code from your event registration within the app (available on Android and Apple - just search "Wild Apricot for Members").



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 in January:

Tuesday, 5 January
Show your car off members meeting  with Jay Leno's Garage
A casual sausage sizzle and a drink to kick off the year at Jay Leno's Garage Warehouse. 

Wednesday, 13 January
Mornington Peninsula Mid-Week Sunset Drive
We'll start our evening at Mornington BMW for a sausage sizzle and then head off on a drive along some of the Peninsula's finest driving roads, finishing at Arthurs Seat to watch the sunset from the lookout at Seawinds Garden. 

Saturday-Sunday, 23-26 January  
Australia Day Weekend away in Beechworth Area

Attend for one day, or stay for all three!  We will be doing some drives, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, and of course dinner around the area to explore and visit other towns too. 

Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar for more events.


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! 

Club blog.

BMW around the globe.


To submit your own car, or motorbike for next month, click here.


Did you know we have a classifieds page

Want to sell something?  Email us today to list your car/parts/anything BMW related!

idrive magazine

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Email us to feature in our very own idrive magazine.


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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