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BMW Club Queensland

February 2020

THE BIMMER MONTHLY February 2020 Presidents Message I would like to thank you for your support last year and welcome you to 2020. There have already been a couple of social events, the February meeting and a Brekky Run since the beginning of the year, as well as our involvement supporting Brisbane BMW’s FlashBack February event. We hope that we can keep the momentum going and, to that end, we have been planning a calendar of interesting and varied events. In May, we have the AGM where all positions on the committee will be open for election and I know that we will have a couple of vacant positions that we will need to fill...treasurer and drive coordinator. As I mentioned at the February meeting, this is your club so please let us know what you would like to see the club doing and also, what you don’t like. It’s simple, we want to make it fun and do what you want to do.

Warwick Salvation Army Donation

Upcoming Events BMWCQ March Club Meeting ................. CANCELLED BUT DON”T WORRY... Tune into Facebook LIVE @ Friday 13th March 7:00pm We will interview our very special guest, John Tetley, CEO Queensland Raceways. Most of you will know there has been a lot of happenings with Lakeside, the local council, noise regulations etc and I'm sure that there will be some fascinating stories to be told. Queensland Raceways has been a great supporter of BMWCQ in the past and has always tried to provide us with the best facilities and deals available.

BMWCQ Facebook Link BMWCQ SCENIC RIM LUNCH RUN

Sunday 5 April 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

https://youtu.be/RIujXKrdSKk

Meeting at Bundamba Puma Please arrive by 9:30am for 9:45am briefing. First cars will depart at 10:00am. We'll take a relaxing run around some towns in the Scenic Rim which has had its share of drought, fire and flood in the past year. Our destination will be the Dugandan Hotel at Boonah via a short stop at Lake Moogerah.

The BMW Club Queensland regularly visits Warwick to use the motor racing facility at Morgan Park. Late 2019, Denis Weisz, our motorsport director noted that the region was suffering badly from the wide spread drought. We decided to see if we could help by donating some of our charity dollars to something worthwhile in the area. We started collecting gold coins at our Ford vs Ferrari movie afternoon and then continued through until Christmas at various events until, with a little boost from our funds, we had $3,000 to donate. The timing could not have been better as the Salvation Army had just started a project of funding water deliveries to some of the local farmers and residents.

Enjoy lunch and some live music at Dugandan. Then perhaps, follow up on the way home with a visit to Boonah centre to buy an ice cream or coffee...or maybe some fruit and veggies. The locals will really appreciate the trade. Click HERE for the pub menu. Please review the BMWCQ Run Guidelines. We look forward to seeing you so, please register now. BMWCQ Drive Coordinator 0401 752795

BMW Club Queensland would like to acknowledge our website provider:

www.sommercarcare.com.au


BMW Club Queensland

6 Series Register - Picnic by the Bay

February 2020

Australia Day @ The Grandview Australia Day, 2020 was another reason for a social outing. This time, we went to the Grandview Hotel at Cleveland. They were a supporter last year and donated a special gift basket for our raffle at the gala awards dinner.

To kick off the year, the 6 Series Register organised a ‘Picnic by the Bay’ in the Cleveland Point Recreation Reserve...well, Fish n Chips from the Lighthouse Restaurant really. After the normal Christmas overload of ham, chicken and turkey, there is something satisfying about simple Fish n Chips by the water. Thanks guys and girls for a great afternoon.. About 40 people joined us for lunch, including some guests, a group of members of BMW Club Gold Coast and a new member and advertiser, Alex Wilson and his wife from Bremen Motors. Thanks to Russell Thomas and Leanne Tymms for organising the day and the staff at the Grandview for an excellent afternoon..

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BMW Club Queensland

February 2020

Brisbane BMW “Flashback February”

https://youtu.be/nFgocAlyuSg

Week 1, Xavier, the BMW Product Specialist said he saw two people walk into each other on the footpath whilst staring through the window at the Isetta.

https://youtu.be/59G_ZnwhHDA

Any opportunity to support the dealer network, wave the flag for the club and display some classic BMWs is always a pleasure. When Brisbane BMW approached us, it was great to see the response from our members who were happy and willing to support the event. It’s a pity that there wasn't more room for some extra cars. PHOTOS

LINK HERE

Week 2, we showcased some older ///M’s. When wrapping up the event, there was a person sitting, reading our membership flyer. He had just taken delivery of his new ///M3.. I think he will join up.

LINK HERE


BMW Club Queensland

February 2020

Summer Brekky Run - 23rd February 2020 .....by John Tait The Spring Brekky Run started out from Sweeney Reserve, Petrie at 7am and headed up into the Sunshine Coast hinterland through some great back roads. There were a number of members, including some new members who joined us along the way or met us at The Barn at Flaxton. There were some issues with Google Maps and GPS in the Montville/ Palmwoods area but all managed to arrive without incident. A total 60 people had an early brekfast before heading off in various directions to enjoy the rest of their Sunday. We passed a number of BMWs stopped at Maleny doing some sightseeing and shopping.. There were many favourable comments from the attendees and no complaints. Most people were keen to attend the next drive. PHOTOS

https://youtu.be/aG8qChRSL_Q https://youtu.be/aG8qChRSL_Q

Rnd 1 2020 Regularity Series - QR 5th March 2020 .....by Denis Weisz On Thursday night we had 17 people attend the first round of our new Regularity Series at Qld Raceway under lights. Driving on track at night was a new experience for everyone and greatly enjoyed with positive feedback from all. Being a Regularity event meant we had some new faces, so well done to you, coming out and braving the dark. Many of our regulars also enjoyed the challenge of trying to drive to a consistant time, while working the the pace of the other cars. PHOTOS Congratulatios to seasoned stalwart, Rick Catania winning the night with just 203 points, (lowest score wins), closely followed by Ken Dixon with 227 points.There will be more Regularity events later in the year.


BMW Club Queensland Membership Monthly New Members since 1st Dec 2019

February 2020

BMW Announce Their New Logo BMW has debuted a new 'flat' logo it claims is "better-suited to the digital age", to be used in communications across the German manufacturer's BMW, BMW i and BMW M brands.

The first update in over 20 years, BMW's new-look logo is a "pareddown and two-dimensional" version of its iconic blue-and-white circle design, swapping the signature black rim for a transparent border. First showcased on the BMW i4 concept electric car that made its debut online recently (see page 7), BMW says the logo is designed to convey "openness and clarity" and "ensure a contemporary, future-proof presence". BMW Explains

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BMW Club Queensland

February 2020

Bimmer Classifieds 1987 BMW E30 ALPINA C2 2.7 Race spec head with Tighe cam, custom extractors and Hitech exhaust, cold air intake with pod filter. 190kw at the flywheel, 161 kw/ tonne power/ weight (1180 kg kerb weight).

2020 Phillip Island Car Classic 6th - 8th March The Phillip Island Classic Festival is a renowned Motorsport festival that ran for three days at the beginning of March. With over 500 entries, many from overseas, this action-packed car racing event not only had many races but there was also an opportunity to get up and close with some of the newest international stars. There were a number of drivers who came to this historic event to showcase their talents through some world-class racing.

Delco 808 programmable computer. limited slip diff with 3.91 ratio. quick uptake clutch. short shift gear selector. Alpina B6 big brake package. Bilstein shocks. Recaro front seats. Alpina 20 spoke alloy wheels. Adjustable front and There were over 60 events with 540 entries in this year’s ‘Classic’ rear suspension. Racing Dynamics front which was held over the 3-day program. Practice and qualifying rounds held on Friday morning and racing from 1:20pm. strut brace. Mongoose alarm. Alpine stereo with sub woofer. Complete engine rebuild at 138,345 km. Tom Somers tomsomers@iinet.net.au 0438 323 629 $60,000 PHOTOS 2007 E93 335Ci

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Manual, 19 inch Star Spoked Alloys, “M” Sports Kit, TV, Rear spoiler, Comfort Access System, Climate Comfort Windscreen, 30,000 km, absolutely mint condition, perfect paint & interior, never driven on dirt, rarely in rain. Genuine bargin, one owner. Geoff Palazzi 0414 666 969 A steal at $30,000 ono 2004 E46 325Ci PHOTOS First Registered 2005, Automatic, black with beige interior. 56,000 km genuine. Two owner, good condition, new Michelin tyres. Jeff Pinchen 0417 050 335 jpin@bigpond.com $10,000 ono

There were a wide variety of sports racing cars including Jaguars, Porsche, Nissan and of course, an amazing array of BMWs. A special thank you for their photos to Darren Foster, BMWCQ 6 Series Register HERE , Club Dislpays HERE and Scott Robinson, Modern Classic Motorsport HERE. Harri Jones ran this 800hp #29 McLaren M8E CanAm around the Island.. Come for a ride on board.. VIDEO FIRST LOOK | BMW i4: 523bhp and a 600-kilometre range.

Number plate MMM140 Brand new. never used, sold car.... Slimline White on Black $400 Vaughan Wishart 0419 936 025

Ok, so it’s just a ‘concept’, but this 523 bhp electric saloon closely previews BMW’s production i4 due in 2021. And boring though it is to draw comparisons with Tesla on every electric car story, this one matters. Because like the massive-selling Tesla, this BMW is a compact saloon with superb range and acceleration. Let Jack Rix show you the design and thinking behind BMW’s next-gen EV.

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