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Wayne Brake will be hosting the first meet for Tauranga’s Simply BMW NZ Club on Sunday January 23. Photo: John Borren.

The first Bay of Plenty meet for a BMW club that has quickly grown to over 3000 members nationwide will be held in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Doctor Cuts Detail Shop owner Wayne Brake will host the meet at his business premises on Tukorako Drive.

“The meets are purely for BMW owners to get together, with no costs to come along and be involved,” says Simply BMW NZ Club national president Caleb Lond.

“For all those people who have BMWs, and are passionate and love the cars, this is an opportunity to get together and share ideas and thoughts.”

The Simply BMW club has been in existence for about two years now. There are now 11 regional hosts – four in the South Island and seven in the North Island.

It’s a natural transition for Wayne to come on board as the Bay of Plenty regional host, as he has previously run very successful car shows such as Coffee and Cars and the Mount Motor Jam, which fundraised for the I Am Hope Foundation.

The launch of the local branch of the Simply BMW NZ Club means he can share his passion for BMWs with other owners.

“We are not running any shows in the foreseeable future and will wait until the pandemic times have slowed up before we commit again,” says Wayne. “I have become involved in the Simply BMW NZ Club and will be hosting informal BMW meets in Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupō in 2022.

“Our first meet will be at my workshop. It will start with a meet and greet and then a cruise, finishing in a coffee and cake stop somewhere.”

Wayne says there are no costs to come along or to be involved.

“It’s purely for BMW owners and enthusiasts to get together with likeminded people and enjoy their cars. Anyone who doesn’t own a BMW, but would enjoy taking a look, is welcome to come along too.

The first meet for the Bay of Plenty region of the Simply BMW NZ Club will be held at 11am on Sunday, January 23, at Doctor Cuts Detail Shop, 32/23 Tukorako Drive, Mount Maunganui.

To find out more information contact Wayne on: 0210 366 986.

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