This unique worldwide organisation for BMW motorcycle and car enthusiasts offers its members the opportunity of sharing experiences and knowledge. The elected BMW Clubs International Council Board represents the BMW Clubs and enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with the BMW Group.
Ian Branston is Chairman of the BMW Clubs International Council Board. He is a life member of the BMW Car Club Canberra in Australia where he has been a club member since 1985 and has been a member of the International Council since 1995.
Prof. Philip Abrami, is Vice-Chair representing the BMW Car Clubs and is President of the BMW Clubs Canada, has been a member of the Council since 2003 and holds a professorship in Canada.
David de Bruyn is Vice-Chair representing the BMW Motorcycle Clubs and is the delegate for BMW Clubs Africa, has been a member of the council since 2006. Mr. de Bruyn works as an IT manager in South Africa.
Dr. Bernhard Knöchlein is Vice-Chair representing the BMW Classic and Type Clubs. He is a practising lawyer in Germany and a member of BMW Veteranen-Club Deutschland e.V. while also serving on the Council since 2003.
Contact with the Council is through the BMW Clubs International Office, Munich.
Philip C. Abrami
BMW Clubs International Office.
The BMW Clubs International Office is located in Munich at BMW Group Classic. It supports the BMW Clubs International Council in implementing its aims and functions. The office is also the interface for communications between club organisations, BMW Classic, the central BMW sales offices and the national BMW sales subsidiaries and importers.
The functions of the BMW Clubs International Office include the support of worldwide club and umbrella organisation business, the accreditation of BMW clubs and the correct application of CI principles by the clubs and the organisation of conferences, club events and visits to BMW facilities.
Tel. ++49 89 382 33845
Tel. ++49 89 382 24821
Tel. ++49 89 382 24820
The head of the club organisation acts as the contact and interface between BMW and the BMW clubs represented by the BMW Clubs International Council.