2016 German Car Day – Sunday 20th March

Wow! We’re still reeling from German Car Day last Sunday! Approximately 240 vehicles participated throughout the day, with a wide range of interesting makes and models, old and new, being represented.

After receiving a short briefing in East Perth, the convoy set off on a 120 kilometer route down Kwinana Freeway, Mundijong Road and South Western Highway, before winding along the beautiful Del Park Road towards Dwellingup.

Upon arrival at Dwellingup Oval, participants enjoyed a range of German-esque cuisine and live entertainment by Bavarian-themed band Alpen Duo.

Did we mention the weather was also stupendous?

In the afternoon, Event Coordinator and MBCCWA President Trent CHELLINGWORTH took the mic, announcing the following raffle prize winners:

  • First prize – Sanctuary Golf Resort weekend escape to Bunbury (valued at $425) – Duane BUCKENARA
  • Second prize – Swissvax Australia detailing package (valued at $250) – Brett BAIRSTOW
  • Third prize – Citro Bar & Restaurant voucher (valued at $100) – Stephen HIASLEY
  • Fourth prize – MB Centre service voucher (valued at $100) – Glenda BERRY

All of the winners coincidentally drove Bayerische Motoren Werke vehicles,but rest assured that no bribe money was taken from them!

Thankyou to everyone who supported this event, including corporate partners Diesel Motors Mercedes-Benz, Swissvax Australia, Sanctuary Golf Resort, Citro Bar & Restaurant, MB Centre, Cafe2U Australia | Malaga, WA, Anton’s Bratwurst, El Aleman Loco, Perth Langos Factory, Alpen Duo, The Milky Monster, Draws Your CarEspresso On The Go, St John Ambulance WA and Shire of Murray.

A sincere “danke schön” also goes out to the 26 Mercedes-Benz Car Club of Western Australia club members who selflessly volunteered to assist throughout the day. Without their help, this event simply would not have succeeded!

This event was proudly operated by Mercedes-Benz Car Club of Western Australia, with proceeds going to Wheels For Hope.

See you in 2017!

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Mid-Week Run – Thursday 3rd March

Once again Bev Margetts arranged a fantastic mid-week run, but this time with a twist.

With the help of fellow member Rick Oswald, Bev arranged a scenic cruise through the canals of Mandurah, followed by lunch at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club.

25 members first gathered at Lo Quay Cafe in Wilson, prior to driving directly to the Mandurah Harbour, to park our cars in a specially prepared display area outside the MOFSC. We quickly boarded our vessel, which was to take us on a cruise for approximately 90 minutes through the mansions of Mandurah.

Following the cruise and back on dry land, the members tucked into the delights of the club restaurant. Rick treated us to a game of Heads or Tails, a favourite of the Fishing & Sailing club, with the prize taken out by Douglas Davenport. The stars must have perfectly aligned to allow our President and Vice-President to both be available on a work day to attend this event and by all accounts this will certainly not be the last time they use some holidays to indulge in a mid-week run!

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