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We look forward to welcoming you to an upcoming event.  If, for any reason you need to cancel your registration, please review our cancellation policy, found here.

    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Nursery Road, Croydon North
    Register


    Why are we visiting a Holden museum?  Because it's an excellent car museum,
    and it's received major updates in recent times.  Did you know Holden built a
    tram and a patrol boat?  There's also a Holden Design Studio display
    including concept cars.  And a motorsport tribute including Brock cars.

    To get to Trafalgar, we'll cruise through the Yarra Valley then the forests
    to the East, and finally down some wonderful backroads to Trafalgar.

    We'll have a barbecue lunch at the museum, which is in a restored dairy factory.

    Cost is $20 per adult, $15 for a child (8-15), under 8 is free. 
    Cost includes museum entry and lunch.

    We'll meet in Croydon North at 9.30am for a 10.00am departure.
    We should reach Trafalgar for lunch around 12.30pm.

    Registrations will be accepted up until the night of Thursday 20 June.

    DRIVE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT OUT IN THE FINAL REMINDER EMAIL.


    We highly recommend you have a UHF radio with you on all our drives we will be on channel 17.
    If you are wanting to pre purchase a radio kit, please click here to place your order.

    Please see our cancelation policy here
    For this event, only cancelations made more than 3 days before the event will be refunded.
    Please give as much advance notice as possible if your ability to attend the event changes.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or 0412 661 900.

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Daniel's Donuts, 85 High Street, Belmont
    Register


    Just drop in for a casual chat evening and get together.

    Daniel's Donuts at 85 High Street Belmont has: coffee (important), donuts (less important but nice), pies if required (although may be sold out by evening), outside covered partially sheltered seating (if its not too cold/wet but means we can actually see outside even when dark) and car parking by the outdoor seating (to the left of the building as shown above).


    Sounds like a plan.

    Come along with a car, or a motorbike, (preferably BMW but, hey, we're not fussy), a warm jacket and maybe a beanie or hat and have a chat and coffee/donut whatever.

    They close at 9pm but anytime between 7:30 and 9:00 is fine.

    Please register so I know to make the effort to be there myself (much as I like donuts I don't want to be alone)!

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at treasurer@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0414 563 290.

    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 381 Back Beach Rd, Ventnor VIC 3922


    Round 4 | Phillip Island

    Round 4 of the 2024 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship is at Phillip Island, hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners Club Vic.  


    Registrations are strictly limited for motorsport events.  Always enter quickly to avoid disappointment. 


    Entries are open via the Motorsport Australia events portal. you must login or create an account and then go to the event entry system and select the event to enter.


    For information on using the Motorsport Australia Event Entry system, click here.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 14 Jul 2024
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 234 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook VIC 3019
    Register


    Winter fun indoors with a rear engined race machine.

    That translates to go karts.

    Karting Madness Braybrook claims to have one of the longest and fastest indoor kart tracks (in Australia I think).

    Over 400m of track with fast straights, tight turns, technical corners and plenty of overtaking opportunities!

    An action packed ride for thrill seekers everywhere no matter your racing experience, you can arrive and drive with friends for an event to remember. With exhilarating turns and fast straights, Karting Madness’ go karting track offers high thrills.

    We've opted for the "KMAD" package which gives an 8 min qualifying session, a rest break, and then a 25 lap (about 16 min) grid start race.

    The track capacity is 12 competitors at a time so we will run multiple sessions if we have more than 12.  We expect this to in the format Qualifying 1, Qualifying 2, Race 1, Race 2 so each group get a break off track. Even if we only have 1 group there will still be a break between track sessions.

    Our time starts at 11 am with briefing, groups allocation and helmet fitting (you can bring your own helmet) starting then.

    If you have not been to a Karting Madness facility before you will need to take out a "membership" which invloves filling in some details and paying $10 (you can pay this in the event registration). Please allow some time to complete this process. You can register (but not pay) ahead of time at here.

    Junior Kart sessions are available for those aged 8 - 13 years old at $39 per session. Dual seat karts (2 seats, 2 steering wheels but one set of pedals) are also available at $49 per session.  Please indicate if you would like one or both of these for junior participants and we will try to get the sessions lined up with the adult sessions. These will be charged seperately (possibly on the day) and subject to confirmation/availability.

    There is a cafe selling tea/coffee, some cold drinks, cookies and similar but no hot food.

    Registration will close on July 11.

    If you can not attend, or will be running late, please let Lawrence Glynn (0414 563 290) know. If we don't know we can't help.

    Please see our cancelation policy here
    For this event, only cancelations made on or before June 19 will be refunded.
    Please give as much advance notice as possible if your ability to attend the event changes.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Lawrence Glynn at treasurer@bmwdcm.com.au or 0414 563 290.

    • 20 Jul 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • McDonalds Derrimut, Western Ring Road (outbound from CBD)
    Register


    Join us this year for a Christmas in July with a difference. 

    Bring the family to enjoy a day at Sovereign Hill and then the Winter Wonderlights spectacular will be lighting up Sovereign Hill once the sun sets

    The event will likely see the Victorian-style buildings along the main street come alive through the magic of large-scale light projections, Christmas animations and a trail of fairy lights throughout Sovereign Hill’s garden in the dazzling ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show. This show, set to Christmas-themed music, is sure to be bigger and brighter than ever before with more buildings lit up in impressive style, evoking the spirit and enchantment of Christmas. Plus, as always, there will be faux snow falling and that’s pretty magical in itself.

    Purchase your tickets NOW for this event.   Don't wait as this is a popular event and will sell out quickly.

    If you are wanting to attend Sovereign Hill during the day, pick 10am to 7pm option and this will allow you a pass out, so you can go back to your motel for a rest then come back in the evening.

    These will make great Christmas presents for family and loved ones. 

    Stay over at the Best Western Ballarat Suites or make you own accommodation booking - sooner rather than later as hotels seem to be busy.

    Saturday night dinner at members own cost at Robin Hood Hotel Ballarat menu 7.15 pm. 

    On Sunday enjoy a relaxing walk around the historic Ballarat town centre, visit the Eureka Stockade museum and Lake Wendouree, or ride the historic trams -  before lunch and a leisurely drive home on the Sunday. 

    Lunch at a The Lake View Hotel menu 1.00pm. 

     All accommodation and Winter Wonderlights bookings must be made by members.

    FULL ITINERARY AND DRIVE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE SENT OUT IN THE REMINDER EMAIL

    Be sure to have your UHF radio with you. If you do not have a UHF Radio,  hand held mic,  or external magnetic antenna you can purchase one from our store using the links provided.   

    We will be using UHF radios to communicate.  If you have your own, please use channel 17.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 6 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 812-814 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC 3108
    Register

     

    WELCOME TO DONCASTER BMW


    Excitement. It is the value infused in everything they do at Doncaster BMW.

    We would like to extend an invitation to our friends at BMW Motorcycle Club Victoria to join us to explore the Motorrad section too. 

    We are hoping for a quest speaker on the night, so be sure to get your registrations in so you dont miss out.

    They continually strive for customer satisfaction by ensuring they keep one step ahead of their competitors. They invite you to experience their world-class multi-level showroom showcasing the latest BMW vehicles.


    Their state-of-the-art workshop has adopted an environmentally friendly approach where possible within the entire structure with energy saving materials, insulation, natural light and enhanced water recycling.

    Doncaster BMW. Beyond Your Expectations.

    Come join us and welcome our newest sponsors and enjoy the luxury 
    of Doncaster BMW

    Registration is essential for catering please 

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    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    We do recommend all members have the COVIDSafe app downloaded on their phones, while this is not manditory, it is recommended.

    Please remember if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and seek medical advice if your symptoms persist.

    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sandown Raceway, 591-659 Princes Highway, Springvale Vic 3171
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    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?  Want to better your driving skills? 


    Our come and try / driver training events, proudly brought to you by Kaos Custom Bikes, 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 learning about being an official, please email Meg.

    All welcome, you don't need to be a member!


    ENTRIES ARE NOT YET OPEN. CHECK BACK SOON FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.


    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Sandown International Raceway
    Register


    On Sunday 11 August, BMW Drivers Club Melbourne are holding a Come and Try Day at Sandown Raceway. 


    Ever wondered what these days are all about? Come along and check it out and register for some parade laps behind the Racer Industries Course Car driven by our President, Graeme Bell. 


    What car do I bring? 

    These days are designed for you to drive in your road car, as well as your track car.


    Do I need a race suit and helmet?    
    No,  these will be parade laps, not hot laps, but we do recommend covered-in shoes, long pants and long sleeves. No,  these will be parade laps, not hot laps, but we do recommend covered-in shoes, long pants and long sleeves.

     

    How much will it cost? 

    Approximately 30 minute session for $25 each.

    Passengers welcome too.  $15 each. 

    As long as you have a seatbelt in the passenger seat. 


    Members and non members all welcome. 

    All cars welcome as long as they are road/track worthy. 


    All attending must complete the risk disclaimer and bring with them on the day.  This will be sent out with your receipt of payment. 


    Do I need a Motorsport Australia Licence? 

    No, your road licence/learners permit is enough. 


    Also, if you think you might want to officiate at some of our events, this is a great day to come along and speak with the other experienced Motorsport Australia officials and find out all about the different aspects of officiating and why we all love it. 


    There will be food vans there to enjoy some lunch while chatting with the competitors and officials. 


    Bring the whole family and see why we love these days. 


    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex, 260 Strath Creek Rd, Broadford VIC 3658


    Round 5 | Broadford

    Round 5 of the 2024 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship is at Broadford, hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners Club Vic.  


    Registrations are strictly limited for motorsport events.  Always enter quickly to avoid disappointment. 


    ENTRIES ARE NOT YET OPEN. CHECK BACK SOON FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.


    Entries will be via the Motorsport Australia events portal. you must login or create an account and then go to the event entry system and select the event to enter.


    For information on using the Motorsport Australia Event Entry system, click here.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 21 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • 30-36 Ebden Avenue Black Rock
    Register


    Join us for a fun night at this beautiful historic homestead. 

    We will have a guided tour through Ebden House by a Paranormal Investigator to see what spirits we can meet up with. 

    All will be greeted with a drink on arrival. 

    We will have 2 groups on the night, the first group starting at 6.00pm and the second at 8.30pm. 

    Please nominate your starting time on the registration form. 

    Places are limited.


    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or 0412 661 900.


    • 29 Oct 2024
    • 4:15 PM
    • 6 Nov 2024
    • 6:00 AM
    • Leaving from Geelong Corio Ferry Terminal 136 Corio Quay Rd, North Geelong VIC 3215
    Register


    Join us on a week long driving tour in Tasmania

    We will be doing some amazing driving days but also have a few quieter days to enjoy the countryside.  This tour will focus on the north and west of the island state.
    We leave on the Spirit of Tasmania on the evening of Tuesday 29 October.
    We arrive back in Geelong early morning on Wednesday 6 November

    All booking for the ferry MUST come through this registration. 
    We are doing a group booking on the Spirit of Tasmania,
    for which your pay a deposit or in-full by registering for this event.

    Registration for this event closes on 7 September.

    You will need to book your own accommodation in Tasmania, but we have reserved rooms at all our stops. Please call and make your own reservations using the code BMWDCM. Do not use their booking sites as you will not be placed as part of our group and won't obtain our club discount.

    • 30 Oct - 1 Nov:   2 nights at Beach Ways motel, Ulverstone.   Call (03) 6425 2342.
    • 1 - 3 November:  2 nights at Motel Strahan.  Call (03) 6471 7555 after 6 March.
    • 3 - 6 November:  3 Nights at the Country Club Launceston.  Speak to Rachel Glynn on
      (03) 6335 5777 - we will be getting 20% discount when quoting the BMWDCM code.

    Please find information about travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania here.


    Accommodation will fill fast, so please register asap. 
    If you are having difficulties with the booking form, please do not hesitate to give
    Jo a call on 0412 661 900.

    Payments can be made in full or progressive payments will be accepted.  Be sure to have your reference number on all progressive payments.

    A deposit of $400 by bank transfer is required for all registrations to be secure.
    If you want to pay the full cost now you can do so using PayPal or bank transfer 
    (PayPal will only let you pay the full balance owing on the invoice).

    If you want to pay the deposit by credit card, please call Lawrence Glynn on 0414 563 290.

    Final payments are due by 7 September 2024.

    A Trip Booklet with Full itinerary and drive instructions will be sent out soon after registrations close and also in the reminder email.

    Please make sure you have a copy of the trip booklet with you on the trip.


    A UHF radio with external aerial will be mandatory on this event due to Tasmania's mountainous terrain which interferes with in-car radio signals.  If you want to purchase a radio kit, please click here to place your order.

    We will be on our usual channel 17.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.
    Or for questions about the itinerary, contact Peter Williams at secretary@bmwdcm.com.au.

    • 10 Nov 2024
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Bryant Park (Haunted Hills), Bill Schultz Drive, Yallourn VIC 3825
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    Hill Climb | Haunted Hills


    Registrations are strictly limited for motorsport events.  Always enter quickly to avoid disappointment. 


    ENTRIES ARE NOT YET OPEN. CHECK BACK SOON FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.


    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 learning about being an official, please email Meg.

    All welcome, you don't need to be a member!

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 14 Nov 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Rd, Prahran
    Register

    This is when your committee will report on the year just gone and the new committee for the next 12 months will be chosen.

    We encourage as many members as possible to attend this important meeting. 


    The official notice of meeting will been sent out separately. 


    If you are unable to attend you will be able to submit a proxy voting form (available with the official notice of meeting) which counts toward the all important minimum number of voting members required for an AGM


    AGM to start at 7.30pm sharp.

    Food is available for purchase in the bistro, for those who wish to come earlier and dine.  Meals are at your own cost.  Please ensure you book using BMWAGM as your booking reference, so they know you are part of our group.  

    German Club Tivoli 9510 2270

    General discussion after the AGM is welcome.

    Please register so we can allow for tables

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.

    • 21 Nov 2024
    • 7:00 AM
    • 24 Nov 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • Mount Panorama, Bathurst
    Register


    BMWDCM ARE CALLING OUT FOR OFFICIALS TO HELP WITH  Challenge Bathurst 2024. 

    Please read to the bottom as this notice contains important information 

    Without officials these events cannot run. 


    We need flag marshalls for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    (if you can only do Thursday and Friday, this is fine too) 


    All officials will be given FREE camping or uni style accomodation. 


    All meals and drinks daily, this includes a hot cooked meal at the end of the day. 

     

    Free uniform.  


    If you are wanting to purhase a BMWDCM Challenge Bathrust shirt please use this link


    If it is your first time officiating at this event, time and weather permitting, you will get hot laps at the end of the event. 


    If you are a driver and can only help out on Thursday and Friday, this is fine, we will take you for as many days as you can offer. 


    If you're not accredited as an official by Motorsport Australia, you can still volunteer and the relevant training for your assigned role will be provided.


    All drivers who volunteer will get their cars through scrutineering on Wednesday. 


     Please review the short YouTube video here, which may help you with your booking. 



    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or call 0412 661 900.

    • 23 Nov 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 24 Nov 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mount Panorama, Bathurst
    Register


    BMWDCM have been invited to compete again at Challenge Bathurst 2024. 

    Please read to the bottom as this notice contains important information 

    Challenge Bathurst is an invitation-only regularity event and we are very lucky to be invited to join in again for 2024.  This is a fantastic opportunity to tick off one of your bucket list items and drive on one of the best circuits in the world.  You only need a level 2 or above Motorsport Australia licence, you don't need to have a fully prepared race car - any vehicle that you use at a normal sprint day will be eligible as long as it is a BMW and passes scrutineering.  


    This year we have been offered 55 spots at a cost of $2000 per entrant.  Your spot will only be secured once full payment has been received. 

    All paperwork will need to be returned completed too.

    We will have 9 pit lane garages for all competing.


    Once we have made the full payment to Challenge Bathurst, all refunds and cancellations are subject to Challenge Bathurst's cancellation policy.  


    What is a Regularity ?

    A regularity is a timed competition event, where you nominate a lap time which you need to try to match each lap.  This is not racing door to door, but allows you to drive at a pace that is comfortable for you and your car. 

    We will also need to supply 10 flag marshalls to help on the Thursday and Friday.   

    Please watch this video.  Volunteers register here.


     We need your help, so please ask your fellow club members to come along and help out.  Arrive early and volunteer as a flag marshal and help those who normally help you drive.   Please remember without volunteers you cannot have fun on the track, so this is your way of giving back.  All volunteers will be offered free camping or accommodation at the Uni.
    Register here to volunteer for specific days.


    Any drivers volunteering on the Thursday and Friday will be able to go through scrutineering on Wednesday. 


    Team merchandise will also be available to order through this link 

    There will be no stock at the track; orders will be all done via pre-ordering.  All drivers will be required to wear team merchandise. 


    This is available to all current members of all invited BMW Affiliated clubs.

    Not a BMW Club member? Easy, join here.


    You will need to find your own accommodation and transportation to get there. 


       Full payment will be required on registration.


    Full details will be sent out on the running of the event in July with further paperwork. 


    ALL paperwork needs to be completed or you will be deemed as not entered and you will miss your spot. 


    We will need volunteers to help run the team. If you are able to volunteer, or have someone in your family prepared to help, please register for that here.


     Please review the short YouTube video here, which may help you with your booking. 


    Full Entry forms are not yet available.  We will send all the necessary paper work out as soon as we receive them. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or call 0412 661 900.

    • 1 Dec 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 381 Back Beach Rd, Ventnor VIC 3922


    Round 6 | Phillip Island

    Round 6 of the 2024 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship is at Phillip Island, hosted by Alfa Romeo Owners Club Vic.  


    Registrations are strictly limited for motorsport events.  Always enter quickly to avoid disappointment. 


    ENTRIES ARE NOT YET OPEN. CHECK BACK SOON FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION.


    Entries will be via the Motorsport Australia events portal. you must login or create an account and then go to the event entry system and select the event to enter.


    For information on using the Motorsport Australia Event Entry system, click here.

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.

    Any questions? Contact Graeme Bell at motorsport@bmwdcm.com.au or on 03 5979 1599.

    • 30 Jan 2025
    • 5:00 PM
    • 3 Feb 2025
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mount Panorama Bathurst
    Register


    The Bathurst 12 Hour will be held on January 30 - February 3 2025.

    The shift back to the earlier, traditional date ensures the event will continue to avoid clashes with other major international races, ensuring the maximum opportunity for the world’s best GT teams and drivers to attend.

    The event will continue to open both the domestic motorsport scene as well as doubling as the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, a position it has held since the launch of the global GT3 competition in 2016.

    Strong interest has already been received from potential 2025 entries, with the race set to potentially welcome a host of brand-new models with the Ferrari 296 GT3, Ford Mustang GT3 and Chevrolet Corvette GT3 all becoming eligible to compete for the first time.

    Be sure to join our group in an exclusive Pit Lane Corporate Suite in 2025 on top of the pit building complex, offering great viewing of the main straight and pit lane.  Enjoy the freedom of being able to come and go all day and have the security of being part of our own Executive Suite. 


    Pricing may change once confirmation is received from Super Cars. 


    A deposit of $600 per person is required to hold your reservation. 

     

    So what do you get? 


    Priority entry, unlimited food and drink over the 3 days of racing.  Comfort of your own suite with our own private host.   Lounge chairs to relax in.  Private balcony.  TV screens.  Access to all General Admission areas of the track and to the paddock/back of pits.


    We are working on a few extra special bonus items for the weekend which will be confirmed closer to the date. 


    Please note: this does not include your accommodation.  You must book this separately. 


    Please contact Jo for motel information and booking code. 

    10 rooms are reserved. 

    This is a none refundable event. 

    BMW Drivers Club Melbourne Inc.
    Any questions? Contact Jo Mawson at events@bmwdcm.com.au or on 0412 661 900.



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