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JANUARY 2018

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE BMW MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF QUEENSLAND INC.

Established 1958


A Letter From The Editor to Bring in The New Year

F

rom the clutter in the mystical bowels of the BMWMCQ Computer

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ell that’s the last we will see of 2017 and what a year it was! It wasn’t a bad year, I just have faith that this year will be better. 2017 was filled with tales from members travelling overseas and having a great time riding on motorcycles, or not, as the case might be. I journeyed, not on a motor cycle, through Portugal and a small part of Spain and what a delight that was. Portugal is a fabulous country and people: so rich in culture and history 3,000 years compared to our 200 plus. No contest. I regaled all who would listen about the small village, Provesende, high in the mountains above Porto: population 150, in existence since the 16th Century, in the middle of the road two workmen had the lid off the communications pit and were working on the internet cables and guess what????? They had bloody Fibre Optics….does this mean we have to wait 400 years to get a fibre optic network in Australia? In this very small magazine I have detailed the draft BMWMCQ Events calendar for 2018 and beyond. Richard and Charlie have explored some venues and have pencilled in some interesting events. I have received feedback on numerous occasions from a variety of club members as to the success or not of the events during the past year. This calendar is based on last year’s performance which I personally think was successful. However, (there is always a HOWEVER) there are those members, who have a very strict budget, (you could think that being retired might be a walk in the park – don’t get me started…what the hell’s a pension) who are not happy with the venue, the location, the cost of the meals etc. etc. I understand that, but, (there is always a BUT) just because an event is listed in writing it does not mean that you need to attend. That is why we have given you a wealth of options, so you can pick and choose to suit your life style. You will notice, at least I think you will, that there are a significant number of TBAs scattered throughout the calendar…..these are the opportunities for those of you, disenchanted with what we provide, to give us the information as to the ride or event you are going to organise. Simple what!!! We give you dates please fill in the blanks. We will assist you in every way possible. Remember, it does not have to be a led ride, just give us a venue, time and routes and arrange with the venue for catering needs, parking etc. The attendance at all events last year was outstanding and I expect this year will be the same if not better. Oh and lets not forget the last ride of the year on the reopened Lions Road - Brisbane to Kyogle. It was a great ride and I look forward to the last ride next year. I think this ride should be a feature event.

DISCLAIMER Please note that other than 3 fixed events each month, those being ….Club Meeting, Club Ride and Committee meeting, all other events may be subject to change for whatever reason and you are asked to always check prior to an event to ensure that the event is still valid. Whilst we have the basis of an Events Calendar on ISSUU and the Club web site - all events will be published on our Facebook page each month with all the pertinent details required for members to attend and have a great time. On that note I leave you for this month with the very best wishes for you to have a happy and prosperous new year.

NOTICE - AMENDED VERSION CURRENT AS AT 11 JANUARY 2018 Dave Hepburn Editor 11 JANUARY 2018


OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE BMW MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF QUEENSLAND INC.

The Committee

This Issue - Events Calendar 2018

President - Richard Maher

Contents:-

Vice President - Les Fitzpatrick

Editorial Letter for 2018 . . . . . . . 2 BMWMCQ EVENTS CALENDAR 2018. 4

Ph: 0415 111 454 president@bmwmcq.org.au R 1150 R Ph: 0418 197 709 vpres@bmwmcq.org.au R 1200 GSA and a few more

Secretary - Greg Gaffney Ph: 0411 424 219 secretary@bmwmcq.org.au R 1200 RT & R 90 S

Treasurer - Tony Gray Ph: 0409 493 605 treasurer@bmwmcq.org.au R 1200 GS (The Grey Ghost)

Editor - Dave Hepburn Ph: 0422 080 524 editor@bmwmcq.org.au R 1200 RT

Advertisers

Records Officer - Craig Brennan Ph: 0422 907 934 regalia@bmwmcq.org.au R 100 RT

Regalia - Kellie Wicks regalia@bmwmcq.org.au F 650 GS

Tools/Spares - Geoff Hodge

OWell Come on then lets go .....may the best

Tools/Spares - Bill Luyten

man win!!!!!

Ph: 0413 180 101 tools@bmwmcq.org.au F 800 GT + R 51/3

Ph: 0438 123 747 tools@bmwmcq.org.au R1150 Rockstar - R1200 GS LC

n The Cover...

Events -Trent Smyth

events@bmwmcq.org.au R1200 GSA and a 92 R100 GSPD

Sub Committee • Dealer Liaison / Advertising - Don Grimes Ph: 0411 601 372 • Forum Moderator - Garry Hilton

Club Details BMW Motorcycle Club of Queensland Inc. ABN 30 351 243 651

Address all correspondence to: The Secretary PO Box 3669 South Brisbane QLD 4101 Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the:

Moreton Bay Sports Club, 175 Boundary St., Tingalpa

A Club Ride is usually held on the first Sunday after the monthly meeting. BMWMCQ AIMS The objectives of the BMWMCQ are to increase the enjoyment of motorcycling by: 1. Improving the opinion of the public towards motorcycling in general and associated members particularly, by careful, courteous, considerate riding, especially when riding with the Club, and rendering assistance to all road users in difficulty.

2. Improving the service and availability of spare parts for BMWs in Queensland using the advantage of a united effort. 3. Decreasing maintenance and running costs by mutual assistance on mechanical problems. 4. Organising day trips, tours and outings. 5. Encourage and support Regional Ride Groups 6. Affiliation with other clubs/associations where such affiliation would be of mutual benefit. DISCLAIMER The views and opinions expressed in this Journal are those of each contributor and are not necessarily shared by the Editor, management, and / or membership of the BMWMCQ. The Editor reserves the right to refuse any advertising or delete any material which could be considered or interpreted as questionable, libellous or offensive, without consultation. WEB SITE Visit: www.bmwmcq.org.au


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JANUARY 2018

BMWMCQ 2018 DRAFT EVENTS MONTH

START

EVENT

LOCATION

CONTACT

JANUARY Monday 1 Thursday 11

All Day 7:30 pm

Monday 15 Wednesday 17 Saturday 20 Friday 26 - 28 Friday 26 Sunday 28 Tuesday 30

7:30 pm

Sunday 14

FEBRUARY Thursday 1 Sunday 4 Monday 5

Friday 9 - 11

Wednesday 14 Wednesday 21 Saturday 24 Sunday 25 Tuesday 27

MARCH

6:30 am

9:30 am 8.00 am All Day 11.00 am 6:30 pm 7.30 pm

7:30 pm Various

All Day 6:30 pm 9:30 am 11.00 am 6:30 pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY Moreton Bay Sports Club

Club Meeting Richard Maher Club Ride - Jolly’s Lookout Mt Nebo for Ride to Farmers Arms after breakfast – Breakfast (bring your own New England Highway food tea etc.) Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Crow’s Nest & Bunya Mountain Getaway - More details to follow

AUSTRALIA DAY

Sunday Brunch Run German Club Club Meeting Club Ride Committee Meeting

Maleny Pub 6 Bunya St Maleny Paul Hughes

Woolloongabba

Dave Hepburn

Moreton Bay Sports Club

Richard Maher

Moreton Bay Sports Club Richard Maher TBA Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road 30km North of Dungog NSW 41st Karuah River Rally Contact BMW Touring Club NSW VALENTINE’S DAY Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Run TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Meeting and ANNUAL General Meeting Club Ride - Sunday Ride To Yangan Hotel Committee Meeting

Thursday 1

7:30 pm

Monday 5

7:30 pm

Wednesday 21 Saturday 24 Sunday 25 Tuesday 27

6:30 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am 6.30 pm

13 King St Yangan Richard Maher 4664 8190 Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Pomona – Accommodation in Kin Kin Movie Weekender Saturday Night Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn

7.30 pm

Club Meeting

Sunday 4

Saturday 17-18

Friday 30

TBA

Various

GOOD FRIDAY – EASTER SATURDAY – APRIL 1ST EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 2ND EASTER MONDAY

APRIL Thursday 5

Moreton Bay Sports Club


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Events Calendar

JANUARY 2018

BMWMCQ 2018 DRAFT EVENTS MONTH Sunday 8 Monday 9 Wednesday 18 Saturday 21 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25

START 8.00 am 7.30 pm 6.30 pm 9.00 am 6.30 pm

Sunday 29

11.00 am

Saturday 28

TBA

Thursday 3 Sunday 6 Monday 7 Monday 7 Sunday 13 Wednesday 16

7.30 pm

MAY

Saturday 19-20 Saturday 19 Sunday 27 Tuesday 29

JUNE

Thursday 7 Sunday 10

All Day 7:30 pm All Day 6:30 pm All Day

9:00 am 11:00 am 6.30 pm 7:30 pm TBA

Monday 11

7:30 pm

Wednesday 20 Saturday 23 Sunday 24 Tuesday 26

6:30 pm 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 6:30 pm

Sunday 8

11:00 am

Saturday 16

JULY

Thursday 5

Monday 9 Wednesday 18 Saturday 21

TBC

7:30 pm 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am

EVENT Club Ride Committee Meeting

LOCATION CONTACT TBA Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn ANZAC DAY Porters Plainlands Hotel – 66 Laidley Full Moon Night Ride Plainlands Road Plainlands – 5465 6547 Sunday Brunch Ride TBA Club Meeting Club Ride

Moreton Bay Sports Club TBA LABOUR DAY QUEENSLAND Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road MOTHERS DAY QUEENSLAND Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Located Bruxner Highway Mingoola west Ruptured Budgie Rally of Tenterfield: contact: motoguzziclubqld. org Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Meeting Moreton Bay Sports Club Club Ride - Tumblegum 136 Riverside Drive Tavern Tumblegum NSW: 02 6676 6202 Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Gala Dinner Brisbane International : Cnr Sandgate and Zillmere Roads Boondall Virginia ; 3265 7066 Committee Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Meeting Club Ride – Family BBQ Lunch JC Slaughter Falls Committee Meeting Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Saturday Coffee Run

Moreton Bay Sports Club

Sir Samuel Griffith Drive Mt Coot-tha Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot TBA


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BMWMCQ 2018 DRAFT EVENTS MONTH

START

EVENT

Saturday 28-29

TBA

Frigid Digit Weekender

Sunday 29 Tuesday 31

11.00 am 6:00 pm

Saturday 4 - 5

Various

AUGUST

Thursday 2 Sunday 5

7:30 pm TBA

Monday 6 Wednesday 15 Wednesday 15

7:30 pm 6:30 pm All Day

Saturday 18-19

TBA

Saturday 11-12

Saturday 18 Sunday 26 Tuesday 28

SEPTEMBER Sunday 2 Thursday 6 Sunday 9 Monday 10 Wednesday 19 Saturday 22 Thursday 25

Friday 28 Monday October 1

All Day

9:00 am 11:00 am 6:00 pm All Day 7:30 pm TBA 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 6:30 pm TBA

Sunday 30

11:00 am

Monday 1 Thursday 4

All Day 7:30 pm

OCTOBER Monday 1

All Day

Sunday Brunch Ride German Club

LOCATION CONTACT Cold weather camping for hardy riders somewhere in the SEQ Northern NSW Region : Contact Gary Bennett or Graham Healy TBA Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn

Club Meeting

FATHERS DAY Moreton Bay Sports Club

Club Meeting Border Run (WA – SA Border Club Ride –The World Famous Biscuit Ride Committee meeting

Moreton Bay Sports Club Border Village Roadhouse Eyre Highway Border Village SA Phone 08 9039 3474 George & Location to be advised Maggie Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW (EKKA DAY) Mt Dare Hotel Witjira South Australia (10 Off Centre Rally Km from the NT Border) Phone 08 8670 7835 106 Mulgowie Road Mulgowie Phone 5465 Camping Weekender 9127 – Motorcycle movies in the beer Mulgowie garden and Pub breaky Sunday morning Richard Maher /Charlie Brown Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Ride - Rudd’s Pub Via the Head Road and Killarney

Richard Maher Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Stanthorpe Show BMW MOTORRAD Grounds Richard Maher NATIONALS Stanthorpe Queensland Sunday Brunch Ride TBA 28 September to 1 October BMW MOTORRAD NATIONALS Stanthorpe Final Day QUEENS BIRTHDAY QUEENSLAND Club Meeting Moreton Bay Sports Club


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Events Calendar

JANUARY 2018

BMWMCQ 2018 DRAFT EVENTS MONTH

START

Sunday 7

TBA

Tuesday 30

6:00 pm

Monday 8 Wednesday 17 Saturday 20 Sunday 28 Sunday 28

NOVEMBER Thursday 1 Sunday 4 Monday 5 Wednesday 21 Saturday 24 Sunday 25 Tuesday 27

DECEMBER Thursday 6 Friday 8 - 9

Monday 10 Tuesday 18 Saturday 22 Sunday 23 Monday 24 Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Saturday 29

JANUARY 2019

7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am All Day 7:30 pm TBA 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm As Suits

7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am ALL DAY ALL DAY ALL DAY TBA

Tuesday 1 Thursday 10 Sunday 13

All Day 7:30 pm 6:30 am

Monday 14 Wednesday 16 Saturday 19

7:30 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

EVENT Club Ride - King Ludwig’s German Restaurant and Bar Ride Committee Meeting

LOCATION CONTACT 4501 Mountain View Road Maleny Phone 5499 Richard Maher 9377 Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA MOTGO GP PHILLIP ISLAND CIRCUIT BACK BEACH ROAD PHILLIP ISLAND German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Meeting

Moreton Bay Sports Club Club Ride - Old Crow Hotel 32 Williams St Crow’s Nest Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn Club Meeting Moreton Bay Sports Club BMWMCQ CHRISTMAS PARTY - LOCATION TO BE COMMITTEE ADVISED Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road German Club in Lieu Hamilton Hotel on Wednesday - Woolloongabba Saturday Coffee Run TBA Sunday Brunch Ride TBA CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS DAY BOXING DAY SALES LAST RIDE OF THE YEAR TBA TBA NEW YEARS DAY Moreton Bay Sports Club TBA

Club Meeting Club Ride - - Jolly’s Lookout Mt Nebo for Breakfast (bring your own food tea etc.) Committee Meeting Yeronga Services Club Fairfield Road Hamilton Hotel Dinner Meet Kingsford Smith Drive Ascot Saturday Coffee Run TBA


Events Calendar

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BMWMCQ 2018 DRAFT EVENTS MONTH Saturday 26 Sunday 27 Tuesday 29

START ALL DAY

11:00 pm 6:00 pm

EVENT LOCATION CONTACT AUSTRALIA DAY – CARRIES THROUGH TO INCLUDE MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2019 Sunday Brunch Ride TBA German Club Woolloongabba Dave Hepburn


And Yes Virginia - The lions Road is open again

BMWMCQ EVENTS CALENDAR 2018 (AMENDED)  
BMWMCQ EVENTS CALENDAR 2018 (AMENDED)  

BASE EVENTS CALENDAR FOR BMWMCQ MEMBERS - AMENDED VESRION 11 JANUARY 2018