2016 Calendar is now live!
The committee met in October to discuss next year’s calendar of events and refined it over the last month or so. We are now proud to present our full year calendar of events and we hope there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
This year we’re including several Country Runs, which will have us gather in the city on a Sunday morning before taking a 1.5 to 2 hour drive to a country destination for lunch. We’ve got some great destinations planned so keep an eye on these pages for more up-to-date information!
To keep with the theme of drives, we will be replacing a few of our monthly meetings with Club Runs, following the same format as our traditional November Coffee Run. These events will be on a Tuesday night and gives the members a great excuse for a night time cruise and a catch-up over a coffee.
It is sure to be a fun-filled year and we look forward to seeing as many of you out and about as possible!
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MBCCWA Christmas Party – Tuesday 8th December
On a pleasant Tuesday evening, at our clubrooms at the South Perth Lawn Tennis Club, some 45 members joined in the festive celebrations to look back on what has been a year of progress, success and enjoyment for our club.
Members started arriving just after 7pm, bringing with them plentiful amounts of food for us all to savour. In addition, members Phil Smythe and John Seman cooked up an excellent feast on the barbecue, in between some minor gas-bottle issues.
Inside, President Trent Chellingworth addressed the members, recounting the years events and giving some hints as to what we can expect in the year ahead. Vice President and Membership Secretary George Kopsen then gave an overview of the club from a membership perspective, highlighting the immense growth in not only raw numbers, but also the level of membership engagement as well. It’s great to see more and more faces around at events!
Following on from dinner, Max Blank (our past-president Paul’s eldest son) helped Trent draw the winner of the Christmas raffle. Diesel Motors had kindly donated the present this year, which was a fantastic Mercedes-Benz picnic hamper featuring a two-place setting made of porcelain and willow. This beautiful prize was taken home by the lucky winner Joseph Kraszlan, with the second place car detailing kit going to Peter Tuck. The final prizes of a Mercedes-Benz poster and an MBCCWA travel mug were taken by our Secretary Todd Cooper and new member Kevin Little.
Members stayed on well in to the evening, thoroughly enjoying themselves and each-other’s company. We hope everyone had a great night and from all of us at the Mercedes-Benz Car Club of WA, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a prosperous New Year. See you in 2016!
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Metro Drive Day – Sunday 6th December
Our final vehicular event of the year was a short drive to a venue within the metro area for a morning tea. On what turned out to be the wettest December day in Perth for 54 years, the turnout of 14 cars was testament to the dedication of our members.
After meeting at Parliament Place in West Perth, the group left at 9am for a 40 minute run around Perth’s outer ring road, braving several heavy downpours on the way to reach our Swan Valley destination, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. A grassed area had been cordoned off for our cars to be on display, which showcased the variety of cars including sedans, coupes, wagons, roadsters and SUVs.
Even though the blustery conditions suggested indoors would be the best place to spend the morning, we braved the outside deck area of the venue to enjoy a little seasonal indulgence, with some members just sampling the chocolate products and others going for a full breakfast.
A great drive, great food and great company. What better way to spend a Sunday morning?
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