Our next general meeting will be held at Westside BMW, 275 Monier Rd, Darra on Friday, 4 October 2019.
Please assemble from 6:30pm so we can start the meeting at 7:00pm.
SWC Photography at Imbil, Queensland
This Month: Special Guest at the next BMWCQ meeting at Westside BMW on Friday 4th October will be Dominic Corkeron - the 2019 QLD Clubman Rally Series Champion. Meet Dominic and see the championship winning BMW E30 Rally in the flesh.
Club member Dominic Corkeron is the latest BMW Club member to win a state motorsport series driving our favourite marque. Dominic has been competing in gravel rallies since 1987 in a career which has seen him compete at the highest level of the Australian Rally Championship, Rally Australia (Perth), Asia Pacific Rally Championship (Canberra), win an outright Queensland Rally Championship plus numerous categories – but all as a co-driver.
All that changed in 2019 when after a 6 and a half year build process, Dominic debuted his pristine BMW E30 rally car and himself as a driver for the first time.
To begin, a perfect E30 slick top coupe (318i auto) was found back in 2012 and then completely stripped. Next step was the engine and after some research, it was decided the M52 series would make an ideal rally engine. It had all the right ingredients - an all alloy twin cam design with 4 valves per cylinder so it is light, makes good power and torque and it loves to rev.
A 328Ci E46 statutory wreck with 216,000 km and 5 speed was found so the engine and drive train were next to drop in. Long story short, the car had a complete bare shell rebuild including re-wiring.
The finished product has been touched by many BMWCQ hands including Pierz and Simon Harrex, Greg Lee, Denis Weisz and Matt Gresham, all of whom have made the car what it is today.
Fast Forward to now with 5 rallies under his belt, Dominic has taken the Rally E30 328i to its maiden championship win after podiums (including one 1st) in all events to be the 2019 Queensland Clubman Champion – another BMW motorsport success. Don't miss it!
If you can not make it along, we will be live streaming the meeting on the BMWQC Facebook Group page.
Our monthly meetings are also an excellent opportunity to communicate directly with your Committee, be informed about Club developments and have your say about the Club's future.
You can collect any merchandise you've ordered or check out the latest products and offers.
You also have the opportunity to see the latest showroom offerings and mix with your friends, old and new.
If you're thinking about joining the Club, then come along and meet some of the members, ask questions and see what it's all about.