A message from the incoming president – Luke Wise:
“We had a great turn out at the 2016 AGM and the resulting committee is a team that I feel will make the club even better. I am proud to say that I am now the President of the BMW Car Club Canberra, a position I intend to devote myself to in order to see us grow and prosper.
For some of you this doesn’t mean much. Others will know I have put in a lot of effort into the club this year to really show the ACT and car enthusiasts what we are about and to bring some of the hidden gems out of the woodwork. We have some big plans for the club over the next 12 months, something which I hope will convince those of you that aren’t members to bite the bullet and officially join us.
Stay tuned, we’ll have some big announcements in the coming weeks.”
The results of the AGM are below with a number of new positions being added to the club’s committee:
Executive Committee Members:
- President: Luke Wise – Elected Unopposed
- Vice President: Nick Coetzee – Elected Unopposed
- Treasurer: Nominees – Lorna Kunz, Doug McDonald – Lorna Elected
- Secretary: Ian Cartwright – Elected Unopposed
Non-Executive Committee Members:
- Motorsport: Ashwin Dyall – Elected Unopposed
- Events Member: Tony Griffiths – Elected Unopposed
- Editor: Jon Havelock – Elected Unopposed
- Public Officer: Ron Larson – Elected Unopposed
- Merchandise Officer: Rachel and Graham Ball – Elected Unopposed
- Webmaster: Tim Grosvenor-Jones – Elected Unopposed
- Membership Officer: Tim Grosvenor-Jones – Elected Unopposed
- Dealer Liaison Officer: Nominees – Luke Wise/Nick Coetzee – Nick Elected
- Delegate:Luke Wise – Elected Unopposed
- CRS and Historic Registration: Don Campbell – Elected Unopposed
- (New Position) Technical Specialist: Ian Wise – Elected Unopposed
- (New Position) Social Coordinator: Ros Ryan – Elected Unopposed
Bay to Birdwood entries now open!
The Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA invites the 2016 Bay to Birdwood entrants and other motoring enthusiasts to join
us for a fortnight of interesting and fun events. We hope you will enjoy taking part in our various events and at the same time
see a little more of Adelaide and its surrounds.
For further details please find the entry form and welcome letter below:
2016 B2B Entry Form (colour_digital)
2016 Motorfest Welcome and short versions email
Excellent News! Our Club is now a CAMS affiliated sporting car club! It’s a great move for us and I’m sure some of our members will be glad to know we support their need to drive their BMW as the maker intended. Looking forward to seeing you trackside
BMW is quite famous for its gorgeous Hommage concepts, concept cars designed to re-imagine some of the brand’s classic cars of the past. Most recently was its BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, which was a modern take on the 3.0 CSL race car of the ’70s. Well, BMW has created a new Hommage Concept, one that is quite possibly the most important of any the brand has done so far — the BMW 2002 Hommage.
The current F80 BMW M3 is considered to be one of the better driver’s cars on the market and one of the best BMWs currently on sale. But if there is a criticism of the way the M3 handles, it’s that it can be a bit of a handful. Poke the throttle even just a bit too much through a corner and the M3 will slide, often times more than many drivers can control. So the M3 can be a bit bitey if you’re not careful.
BMW recently launched a new Competition Pack for the M3, which adds a bit more horsepower, makes it a bit lighter, stiffens up the suspension and tweaks the electronic M Differential a bit. All of this is supposed to add up to make the M3 a more focused driving machine and a bit less wild. Has it worked? Top Gear seems to think so.
Akrapovic started small. They were once only present in the motorbike world, producing some unorthodox aftermarket exhaust system. After a lot of hard work nad dedication they are today one of the best manufacturers in the world of exhaust systems. Even BMW stock cars like the M5 use an Akrapovic-engineered exhaust system.
BMW will celebrates its 100th birthday at the 2016 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The celebration takes place August 18-21, 2016 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the scenic Monterey Peninsula.
“The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a perfect stage on which to celebrate 100 years of BMW,” stated Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “The BMW brand and the legend of The Ultimate Driving Machine was forged on and continues to be refined on racing circuits all over the world. In the United States, Laguna Seca has played a starring role. This year, our BMW Z4 GTLM racing cars finished 1-2 in IMSA competition there – almost 40 years to the date a BMW 3.0 CSL won our very first race on the classic circuit. BMW is delighted to be able to share our passion for great automobiles and motorsport with the world next year.”