COMING UP: Club Run – Friday 21st July

What better way to spend a cold winter’s evening than in an old English style pub with some fellow club members? We will meet at Parliament Place, West Perth, for a 7pm departure heading South to the Last Drop Inn in Beeliar for a hearty pub meal in the restaurant. Their menu can be found here: http://www.lastdropbeeliar.com.au/menu
 
Members coming from South of the river are welcome to meet at the venue, however please RSVP by 20 July 2017 to Natasha at: events@mbccwa.org.au to confirm your seat in the restaurant. 
 

COMING UP: Annual General Meeting Cocktail Party – Saturday 12th August

MERCEDES-BENZ MAGIC – AGM and Cocktails with Canapes

Don’t miss our 2017 Annual General Meeting, where we will celebrate the club year in style with a glamourous, magic-themed cocktail party!

The formal AGM will be held in The Bluewater Room at BWG Steakhouse in Applecross from 6.30pm, with the cocktail function continuing from 7.30pm. We will welcome Jodie Hall from our charity of choice, Wheels for Hope, who will be speaking to us about their activities helping families with disabilities to stay mobile.

Drinks and substantial canapés will be served throughout the evening, with another surprise guest on hand to entertain us throughout the night.

Subsidised tickets are available at http://www.trybooking.com/QPUU for $60 per person. Dress is to be formal or cocktail attire.

Please contact Natasha with any queries at: events@mbccwa.org.au

 

Club Meeting at Westpoint Star Mercedes-Benz – Wednesday 14th July 2017

What a great night! 

The staff at Westpoint Star could not have beeen more welcoming and accommodating, not only allowing the committee to use the boardroom before the main Club Meeting, but also allowing us free reign of the showroom while in attendance. To top it off we were given a guided tour of the impressive sales facility on Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park.

Beginning at the AMG Lounge, we waded through the 70m showroom taking in all of the latest models, including a delectable S63 AMG Coupe. We can’t wait to come back again!

COMING UP Country Drive Day – Sunday 28th May

Join fellow MBCCWA members on a great Country Run, this time to sunny Northam!

Members are to meet at Parliament Place in West Perth for a 9.30am departure. The convoy will stop for coffee along the way, before making its way to Spencers Brook Tavern for a quintessential country pub lunch.

Please be aware that the HBF Run for a Reason is being held in the city tomorrow and several road closures will be in place which may effect your journey to the starting place. Maps showing the road closures are available at https://www.hbfrun.com.au/event-day/road-closures

The usual “a la carte” menu is available, however members wishing to obtain the famous Spencers Brook Tavern Sunday roast must RSVP to Events Coordinator Natasha Hunt (events@mbccwa.org.au) by Wednesday 24 May.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

German Car Day – Sunday 26th March

Over 170 vehicles descended upon Perry Lakes Reserve in Floreat for German Car Day, for what was an amazing display of Germanic design and engineering.

Vehicles of all makes, shapes and sizes trundled through the gates, raising much-needed funds for Wheels For Hope, while Mother Nature did her best to resist a downpour.

Bystanders admired everything from 911s to W126s and E28s to R32s, devouring bratwurst dogs and enjoying the German-themed entertainment, whilst owners compared notes and checked out the friendly competition.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Mercure Sanctuary Golf Resort in Bunbury, MB Centre in Booragoon, and Da Vinci Ristorante Pizzeria in North Perth, for kindly donating raffle prizes for the day.

A mention must also go to our dedicated volunteers, who selflessly donated their time to assist in the event’s smooth operation.

Lastly, thank YOU for coming along to support the cause!

See you next year, Perth!

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New Members’ Barbecue – Sunday 26th February

What a beautiful morning!

Stirk Park in Kalamunda really turned it on for our members, both new and old. In excess of 40 cars were in attendance and almost 80 members. Members enjoyed catching up with old friends after the summer break, and new members were welcomed into the fold over a barbecue breakfast.

The event took on a slightly different format this year, with members bringing their own delicacies to cook up on the barbecues provided. This went down extremely well and was evident by the variety of food members brought along to cook!

2016 Brockwell Run

Held in honour of the late Maurice Brockwell, this year’s run deviated from past runs by starting at Wesley College in South Perth, instead of the traditional location of Fremantle. 

After a prescribed route through the Perth foothills, participants arrived at Whiteman Park and were parked in the prime location directly opposite the Motor Museum of WA, to which participants also received free entry. 

For those unaware, Maurice Brockwell was a successful hotelier in Perth, having brought the Irish themed pub to Perth in the late eighties and early nineties. Additionally, Maurice was an avid motoring enthusiast, amassing a small collection of his own exotica and participating in many aspects of the Perth motoring scene, including a stint as President of our very own club.

Our thanks to all of the staff involved in organising this great event and we very much look forward to it again next year.

October Club Meeting at Mean Machines

Our first meeting at Mean Machines kicked off a new era for the club, moving us into a facility that was built to host clubs just like ours.

Vice-President Peter Tuck took the reigns, to welcome members and host proceedings for the evening. Horacio from Mean Machines gave a brief intro to company and new Megastar editor Jim Green outlined his strategy and vision for the magazine, stressing that its success relies upon input from the members. 

Members enjoyed the delicious coffee on hand at Mean Machines, and several even savoured some delights from the food menu. We can’t wait for our next visit!

2016 Weekend Away

As Perth endured another wet weekend, MBCCWA members and their partners flocked to Midland on Saturday morning, preparing to fly north for this year’s Weekend Away to Dongara.

The ensuing 30 hours created a memorable experience for all 29 attendees, with great cars, winding roads, and beautiful scenery becoming key ingredients of yet another successful MBCCWA Weekend Away event. (Good company and lovely food and coffee didn’t hurt, either!)

Many thanks to Pam Van Dam for organising this great weekender for members. We’re already counting the days until the next!

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2016 Annual General Meeting

Twenty-eight people attended the The Vic, Subiaco, on Friday night, for what was a very special and memorable Annual General Meeting of 2016.

Club President Trent Chellingworth welcomed members and their guests, before commencing proceedings with his report on the year’s operations and notable achievements.

Events Co-ordinator Natasha Hunt soon took the mic, providing a run-down on the year’s events and announcing Mean Machines Australia as the club’s all-new venue for future meetings.

It was then time for Membership Secretary and outgoing Vice President George Kopsen to address the group, delivering the Treasurer’s report. Some figures regarding the club’s burgeoning membership were also given, with attendees learning that MBCCWA’s membership numbers and renewals have never been stronger!

Natasha returned to the podium to then announce the winner of the Club Member of the Year award, which was convincingly won for the second year in a row by George Kopsen. His efforts throughout the year were on display for all members to see and he’s a thoroughly deserving winner.

Upon the committee being dissolved, the following positions were elected by members in attendance:

Club President: Trent Chellingworth
Vice President: Peter Tuck
Secretary: Danny Della Posta
Treasurer: Matthew Hicks
Editor: Jim Green

Over the course of the evening, several changes to the club’s constitution and fee structure were also proposed and passed by majority vote.

The night also marked the end of an era for two-time former Club President Paul Blank, who has served on the committee for a total of 14 years, and decided to take a well-earned rest. Many thanks to Paul for his many years of dedicated service!

Lastly, thank you to the members who attended and contributed in shaping MBCCWA’s future. If you missed the AGM, keep an eye out for a full report in the September-October edition of Megastar.