The BMW Clubs Australia - Nationals 2017

Easter 2017 was the chance to experience Brisbane as you've never seen it.

And 230 BMW club members from  six different Official BMW clubs across Australia did just that!

The 2017 Nationals was based in the heart of Brisbane at vibrant Kangaroo Point directly adjacent to the iconic Story Bridge. The variety and choice offered by this central city location guaranteed a great experience which lived up to its promise.






Below is some of the feedback we have received

"G'day Ian and Denis, Thanks again for a very well run Supersprint today! ... Kind regards"

Alex Wong, Club Secretary, BMW Drivers Club NSW. 16/04/2017

"Ian, ...Thanks again for all of the work that you and the committee did to pull this (the SOE) and the other events off."

Wayne Stott, Member - BMWCQ. 17/04/2017


"Gents, ...from what I understand was a successful and convivial Nationals event last weekend. Well done to Ian and his team and thank you all for making it a success..."

John Eacott, Chairman, BMW Clubs Australia. 17/04/2017

"I went to the Laps n Lunch yesterday and although I wasn't comfortable on the track with so many other cars I'm very grateful for the kindness of Denis and Andrew (my co driver) who helped me negotiate the track. Both guys were very generous with their time and care. I learnt race track driving is not my thing but I would like to continue with my association with the club."

Desley Bartlett, New Member - BMWCQ, 18/04/2017


"Ian and Roger, Thank you and please pass on to your committees a great heartfelt thanks for a terrific Nationals from tBMW Drivers Club NSW contingent. We understand the work that went into making this event and we really appreciate all your efforts. Well done on the weather – Queensland, “beautiful at Easter 2017”. Gary and his crew’s photos and video on Facebook are exceptional."

Bob Williams, Delegate - BMWDCNSW, 18/04/2017

"Our night on the Kookaburra Queen was certainly one of the highlights of the event. We had 110 guests aboard, most of whom dressed up in "Mississippi Gambler"- themed costumes, and all of whom had a great time. The space on the main deck was perfectly laid out, the food was tasty and plentiful and the entertainment with Reuben as DJ and the gambling tables was excellent. Pippa and the rest of the staff were friendly, welcoming and made for a night of informal fun. The Brisbane weather really turned it on and our southern guests were impressed by the beautiful sites of the city afforded to them on board. Overall, the night was excellent."

Ross Collins - 2017 NOC Member, 19/04/2017


"G’day Ian and Denis, Thank you so very very much for a fantastic weekend – lots of preparation and legwork obviously done – well done! ... the photographers were amazing! Cheers and thanks again."

Tom Cobcroft, Member - BMWCQ, 19/04/2017


"Just a big thank you to you and the organising committee for organising such a great BMW Nationals event. As a NSW club member it was a great road trip and event. ... Thanks again – it was a great event!"

John Perkins, Member, BMWDCNSW, 21/04/2017


"Hi Ian & Denis, Thank you both for organising a fantastic BMW Nationals. After helping to organise the 2015 Nationals, I understand the amount of time and effort that goes into these events, and I think you achieved such a great result, and you can be proud of it!... "

Josh Davis, Social Event Director, BMWDCNSW, 25/04/2017

"Ian, I Just wanted to express my deep appreciation to you and everyone who contributed to making this year’s Nationals the best I have ever attended. Locations, organisation and events were great and the warmth and friendliness of the local members made it a great experience. I know you put it a lot of hard work to make it the great success it was.


You certainly got us thinking and we are now planning locations and events for the next Nationals event to be held in NSW. I don’t think we have ever leveraged Sydney the way you did Brisbane and to get our eyes opened was worth the trip! Also, we were very impressed in the way in which the Show was conducted and especially the judging criteria used. Is it possible you could share the judging criteria with us? Again, well done to QLD and GC for a memorable event and setting the standard for others to emulate."

Geoff Hoad, Member - BMWDCNSW, 26/04/2017

It was indeed, Brisbane as you've never seen it.