BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

Melbourne Cup Day Show & Shine

7 Nov 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous

After a couple very rainy days, the skies cleared to welcome a perfect day to cruise down to the Steeples Mornington with the family. 

Unlike other today we would not be taking our E30’s but instead our 1971 Ford Falcon. Although other makes and models were welcome today, admittedly it did feel a little strange driving through the gates. 

I asked Graeme and Lawrence where to park and they (jokingly) pointed somewhere into the distance away from all the BMW’s… it was a loaded question.  All jokes aside within minutes of parking the kids were off looking for others to play with in the beautiful grassed area while Sandra and Imarvelled at our dream cars and mingled with members sharing our passion.  It became apparent and comforting to me with the amount of members that were interested in reminiscing over our car and their (like mine) childhood memories.  It was great to chat to other  members that also owned a similar vehicle.

After a couple hours of car talk in the sun we all retired to the bistro where after a great lunch we were fortunate enough to win some awards that (although people choice was sku’ed by my larger families voting attendance) we were excited to accept being the first time we had ever had anyone judge our car.

Some raffle wins also made the day all the sweeter. We always attend club events with our kids (10 & 8) and it’s great to consistently meet up with welcoming, inclusive people and venues for young families.  Overall we had a nice day and the kids had a great time.

Matt Gigliotti |  Member #76
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne

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