Club has now commenced its 2017 calendar of events (see the sidebar on
the right for the current list), after finishing the year with its
traditional AGM and Christmas Lunch. The weather was fine and mild and the company was great, as ever with
our social events.
The newly re-elected Committee has now planned a
range of events to again have a full calendar with a wide variety of
events for members in 2017. Take a look at the list to the right and on
the Events Page for a sample of what's in store.
Most Recent Club Event:
Westcoast BMW Technical Morning
On Saturday March 18 Westcoast BMW turned on the hospitality and provided members with a variety of opportunities to indulge their love of all things BMW.
Around 30 members were greeted at the immaculate showroom with delicious morning tea and an opportunity to see and touch the full range of new cars. After some brief introductions members were left in the care of Master Technician Marcel who gave a hands on discussion on the evolution of the VANOS system that has been seen on BMW’s petrol engines for 25 years, after debuting on the e36. A range of vehicles from e36 to e92 were on display and Marcel discussed and demonstrated how the VANOS technology has progressed over various engine generations and the specialised diagnostics that can be run to monitor their performance.
The choice of the day was fortuitous as well as it coincided with the official launch of the all-new 5 Series sedan which features a large portion of the incredible technology already seen in the 7 Series. Members were able to have a close look at the new 530i demonstrator and a detailed description of the systems on board was given by the sales team. The level of autonomous driving ability of the new car is astounding!
The hospitality was extended further with $150 in gift cards given away in a raffle as well as providing once off special discounts on parts and accessories.
Special thanks to the staff at West Coast BMW for their hospitality for a great morning.
Club members Robert and Kerri Bowe have just returned from Antarctica and have established the parameters for a new and ongoing Club Event - wearing your Club Merchandise in the most faraway place. Photos taken by Kerri of Robert in his club polo on the Antarctic Peninsula a few days ago have set the bar pretty high. Who can top that?
Prior to the AGM, the Club held its annual club car display and prize-giving, this year to celebrate 100 Years of BMW.
BMW Club WA Centenary Show'N'Shine
Our traditional Club Show'N'Shine was held on the banks of the Swan in Peppermint Grove as a car display and club picnic. This year it marked 100 years of the BMW marque, so classic and special edition cars were particularly honoured. We put on our best-ever display of club cars, with examples from right across the range of classic and modern BMWs. Prizes were awarded to the best-kept BMWs in a range of classes and this year we had more prizes than ever for Members who entered their cars into the judging.
Club Sponsors participated including vehicle displays and prizes from Westcoast BMW. Michael from Diamond Cut Wheel Specialist and Doug from Auto Pro Dent Removal were also available to give advice on any imperfections owners might have had with their BMWs.