ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0076 ACT BMW Motorcycle Club

Scope and Content Notes 

Call Number

HMSS 0076


ACT BMW Motorcycle Club

Date Range



0.63m (4 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

Restriction to 31/12/2026 for minutes of 12 April 2007 and 1995 discipline letter

Copying Conditions

with attribution for all other records

The ACT BMW Owners Club was formed on 29 March 1981. In June 1981 the name was changed to ACT BMW Motorcycle Club (ACT BMW MCC) to reflect more accurately the membership of the club. The club was incorporated on 3 August 1992. In 2010 the name was changed again to BMW Motorcycle Club ACT (BMW MCC ACT). It affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs in 1985, BMW Motorcycle Clubs Australia in 1988, BMW Motor Clubs in 1991, and the International Council of BMW Clubs in 1994

From 1982 the club has held an annual social Kosciusko rally and camp, and undertakes both local and interstate touring runs for members. The club actively participates in combined events with other clubs, including the annual Toy Run for toys and donations of food and money to the Smith Family and Salvation Army at Christmas. The club’s monthly newsletter, Shaft Drive Lines, is held in the ACT Heritage Library.

The collection consists of minutes, financial papers, correspondence, lists of members, some newsletters from other clubs and motorcycle distributors, and club badges, flags and other realia. 

Box List 
Box NumberDescriptionQuantityDate Range


  • The first constitution was printed in the club journal in February 1982; copy in chronological file for 1982
  • Constitutions as amended, 1985, 1990, 1993
1 wallet1985-1993
 Chronological Files 

1981 – 1998, 2005

Index to Chronological Files 1 Sleeve1981 – 1998

ACT BMW Motorcycle Club:

  • minutes of annual general meetings, general and committee meetings (before May 1982 the club’s journal contained the only formal record of meetings and other activities)
  • general correspondence
  • records of club activities
  • financial records and receipts, including some annual and monthly financial statements
  • newscuttings
  • certificate of incorporation, 1992

Affiliated clubs:

  • Council of ACT Motor Clubs: constitutions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newsletters, 1985-1998
  • BMW Motorcycle Clubs Australia: constitutions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, 1988-1989
  • BMW Motor Clubs Australia: constitutions, minutes of meetings, correspondence, 1991-1998
  • International Council of BMW Clubs: newsletters, correspondence, 1994-1998
18 Wallets

1981 – 1998, 2005


Papers from former President John McKinnon - Includes correspondence, flyers, members list

1 Booklet

1997 -1998, 2000


Club Person of the Year: Records of members and points tallies towards annual awards

1 Book

1999 – 2000


Badges, Stickers, Membership Cards, Flag:

  • Kosciusko Rally: 17 badges 1982-1999 (1989 not held), 2 stickers
  • Membership badges: 4 triangular cloth badges, 4 triangular metal badges, 6 shield badges (2 with small shield stickers)
  • 4 circular tenth anniversary badges, 1981-1991
  • Stickers: 2 large shield stickers, 2 ‘Canberra the ultimate riding territory’
  • Membership cards: 1 each for member number 1, Ian and Jeanette Hahn, 2009-2010
  • Flag: round emblem club flag sewn by Jenny Hamer
2 Packets

1982 – 1999, 2009/2010


Secretary's Records: General Meeting minutes, promotional materials for local and national events; constitution approved 2 April 2007

2 Wallets



Flag: club emblem flag