BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Drivers Club Monthly | Edition 17 | October 2019

1 Oct 2019 4:00 PM | Anonymous


Just like that, Winter is gone and we're well on our way into Spring.  We wouldn't mind some of that warmer weather to appear now! 

We started our September with a member's meeting with a twist at Shannons Insurance.  It was our President's birthday, so as a surprise we organised for a celebration with Steve and Jim Richards.  Graeme had absolutely no idea of what had been planned for him.  A big thank you to Steve, Jim and all the members who came to celebrate!

Next up was round 6 of the 2019 Traction Tyres/Yokohama Drivers Championship at Sandown.  Member Rod Martin had a fantastic time learning the ability of his E30 in both the wet and the dry.

We then had our Coffee & Cars morning at Albert Park.  Luckily, the bad weather that was hanging around stayed away long enough for our members to have an enjoyable morning at the Carousel Cafe.

Our month then finished with the a drive and Go-Karting at Stony Creek.  We started with a beautiful morning at Caldermeade BP where Peter Williams led us to Stony Creek Go-Karts for a fun afternoon.


Welcome to all 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.


In October our monthly meeting will be an Oktoberfest themed event at the Tivoli German Club on Tuesday, 8 October followed by our first Annual General Meeting (AGM).

At the AGM, as is the usual custom, all committee positions will be declared vacant and committee members elected or re-elected for the next 12 months.

Members will have received by now call for nominations for committee positions and the notice of AGM.


Here's our plans for October:

  • Tuesday, 8 October
    2019 Annual General Meeting & Oktoberfest
    German Club Tivoli
    Join us for our first AGM where members will select the committee for the next 12 months.  We'll start the night celebrating Oktoberfest so come in your finest German costumes and let's celebrate our club the Bavarian way.
  • Friday - Sunday, 11-13 October
    Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne
    Even if you're not displaying your car with us, this is a worthy event to put in the calendar! 
  • Saturday - Sunday, 26-27 October
    Sandown Historics
    Sandown Raceway
    Enjoy discounted entry into the wonderful world of historic motor racing featuring the glorious JPS Team BMW cars and other Group A and Group C cars from the 1980s, plus much more.   Pick to attend your day of choice or attend all weekend!


Keep an eye on our calendar for events coming up, we’re always adding something new.  

Click on any of the following events for more information.
  • 5 November Melbourne Cup Day Show & Shine 
    It's time for the BMWDCM Annual Cup Day Show & Shine at Steeples, Mornington!  Come and show off your pride and joy.  Prizes will be given for all categories.  Following the show & shine, join us inside Steeples for lunch, frivolity and of course, watch the Melbourne Cup.
  • 10 November Motors at the Mansion 
    Motors at the Mansion is a relaxed classic car, special interest vehicle and motorcycle show set in the fabulous grounds of the strunningly renovated Pirra Country Mansion in Lara.  
  • 12 November November Members Meeting at Zagame Body Shop
    Join us for an exclusive tour of the brand new Bespoke Auto Body Shop. 

  • 17 November Castlemaine - Maldon Steam Train Drive
    Enjoy a drive along the back roads to the Victorian Goldfields, a trip in First Class on a heritage steam train and some time in the first 'notable town' in Victoria - Maldon.

  • 23-24 November Geelong Revival
    Two days of BMW displays, this year in prime position close to the pits and all the action!  Saturday we are celebrating the 8 with an 8 Fest Display and Sunday we are celebrating the E30.  Bring any car, any day, or both!

  • 29 November - 2 December Multi Club Weekend, BMWDCM, BMWDCNSW & BMWCCC
    Join us for another fabulous weekend with our NSW and Canberra neighbours.  The weekend will be based in beautiful Merimbula with plenty of scenic, sweeping drives.  Click the event link for the full itinerary.


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Note regarding Shannons Insurance

For those of us who are insured with Shannons Insurance, they have released some important information regarding insurance coverage when you're on track.  Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this document if you plan on taking your car on track and are insured by Shannons.

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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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