Club is now well into its 2017 calendar of events (see the sidebar on
the right for the current list), with all events so far being held in perfect weather and well attended..
The 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:
German Car Day
Many thanks to everyone that joined us for German Car Day on Sunday, contributing much needed funds to the Wheels for Hope Charity.
Fifteen BMWs made the drive from Auto Classic BMW to Perry Lakes, the location chosen by the Mercedes Club to hold this year’s display. Event photos are available for purchase from Anthony Matteo, AJ Film and Photography. Please email Anthony (firstname.lastname@example.org), for details and the following link takes you to the German Car Day selection.
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.