Dear All, BMWCM is organizing an Official Drive to Johor Bahru and glad to have a participation from OMs. Club guests are also invited to participate in this drive.The details as follows: Date: 24-25 Jan 2015 Overnight Hotel: Thistle Hotel - Late registrant: Please book yourself via agoda.com or booking.com Day 1 : 24 Jan 2015 (Saturday) 06:00 am - Rendezvous/Meetup at Hentian Sebelah Serdang NSE (South Bound) - about 1 km after the Sg. Besi Toll Plaza 06:15 am - Group A Roll Out / Depart 06:30 am - Group B Roll Out / Depart 08:30 am - Arrival at Kluang Coffee Station for Breakfast & RV with Batu Pahat chapter BMWCM 10:00 am - Move to the North South Expressway (NSE) 12:00 pm - Arrive at Johor Premium Outlets - Shopping & Lunch 02:00 pm - Move to Johor Bahru 02:45 pm - Arrive at Thistle Hotel for checking - in 03:00 - 07:00 pm - Free & Easy - Majid Murtabak Cheese Kg Kurnia 04:00 pm - Remap and tuning session: 1. Kojak 2. JeffEwe 3. Macasel 4. Herbert 5. Fadhlan 6. Soulfood 08:00 pm - Group dinner has been arranged by OM Kojak818 at Restoran Wadi Hana (15 min drive from hotel) 10:30 pm - TT with Johor BMWCM Chapter/SBC/JBC/E60Of/E60Ows/BOS Day 2 : 25 Jan 2015 (Sunday) 11:00 am - Check-out Hotel 11:30 am - Head to Wearnes JB 12:00 am - Arrival at Wearnes JB and meet-up Singapore ///M Club 02:30 pm - Ready to roll back to KL. Please list down your name in the running list below. The DEADLINE IS ON THE 20 JANUARY 2015 On behalf of Managing Committee BMWCM [SIZE=13.63px]Hotel rate :[/SIZE] RM 270 nett [SIZE=13.63px]without breakfast (we are still negotiating with hotel to get the breakfast, will update soon)[/SIZE] PLEASE BANK IN LATEST BY 20th JAN 2015 AND EMAIL YOUR BANK IN SLIP/ TRANSACTION PROOF TO email@example.com KELAB BMW MALAYSIA MAYBANK BHD Account No: 5123 5230 7612 Name/pax/hotel Group A: Spirited Drive 1. Fadhlan - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (own arrangement) - Alternate Lead Car Group A 2. GilaJazz - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) 3. Farezrider - 5pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange) 4. XXX - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) - Marshall Group A 5. Rahizwan - 3pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange) 6. Komeng91 - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange) 7. Maccasel - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club toa arrange) - Lead Car Group A 8. CHegu JFT63 - 2 pax - own arrangement 9. ikhwan30liters - 2 pax - thistle hotel (club to arrange) 10. MsporteSaid - 4 pax - JB resident 11. Soulfood - 1 pax - Thistle hotel (via fadhlan) - Sweeper Group A Group B: Cruiser Drive 1. Shah - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (via Fadhlan) - Lead Car Group B 2. Jeff Ewe - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) - Alternate Lead Car Group B 3. Fahmisehak - 1 pax - Thistle Hotel (sendiri settled) 4. Herbert - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (paid via club) 5. Beemerback - 1 kereta penuh - own hotel arragement 6. Rosman - 5 pax - Thistle Hotel (own arrangement) 7. Shatesh - 1/2 pax - Thistle Hotel 8. Dzuljazz2001 - 2 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club) - Marshall Group B 9. _M_ - 2 pax - Thistle Hotel (club to arrange) 10. Joonsuan - 4 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club) - Sweeper Group B 11. Angel Reborn - 2 pax - Thistle hotel (paid via club) OM waiting at Kluang: 1. OM Yffoo OM waiting at JB: 1. Kojak818 2. khorwc - 2 pax - joining on day 2 at wearnes JB for meet-up with ///M club Singapore 3. Eric LPW Points to note: Please fuel up prior to the meet up point at Hentian Sebelah Serdang Please also top-up your touch n go card as well as to ensure the battery for SMart Tag is healthy. To depart as early as 6.15 am due to time constraint as we need to arrive 8.30 am at Kluang Coffee station Otherwise, no food & beverages to enjoy as it finishes early. Convoy Rules and Etiquette Walkie Talkie Frequency : 435.250 MHz A car convoy is made up of four parts: * Lead Car * Marshall * Sweeper * Members' cars Lead Car 1. The Lead Car must adjust speed at all times, remembering that the rear of the convoy may be a long way back. Denote pace of convoy before hand. 2. Constantly view mirrors to ensure the convoy is not spacing out too far. 3. If a lot of traffic lights are encountered, it may be necessary to pull over somewhere safely to reform. 4. A generous use of indicators when changing direction. 5. Inform the group prior to departure of the destination and any stops (perhaps a map). Sweeper 1. Keep visual contact with the Lead Car (if possible). 2. Use 2 way radios or mobiles to contact Lead Car if necessary. 3. When Lead Car indicates to pass, move over to prevent non-convoy cars interfering with the convoy. This also allows convoy to safely pass. 4. Contact Lead Car if the cars at the rear have to travel too fast to keep up. Marshall 1. Stay in the middle of the convoy. 2. May move out of position to group strayed vehicles. 3. Aid the convoy in crossing junctions. 4. Ensure convoy is in formation. Members' cars 1. Do not pass unless of an emergency. 2. Watch the leader for passing (use indicators) 3. Maintain a safe distance from the car in front 4. Do not let the car in front get out of sight. 5. Flash your lights if in trouble. 1) General Items Check your car prior to the convoy, ensure all fluids, tire pressure, etc… are in tiptop condition. Arrive at the starting point in plenty of time for the briefing on the route and destination of the trip. Please be ready to depart on time with a full fuel tank. If you are going to leave the group before the end of the trip, please tell the Lead Car, Sweeper, and others. This is so that the group does not either, wait for you to catch up, or follow you. 2) Headlights On During daytime: On your "small" lights and your fog lights. During nighttime: On your headlights and your fog lights. This is how the rest of the world knows what is going on. Your lights on enable you to see your fellow members and know who is with you. If someone pulls off the road in trouble they are easier to identify in the rear view mirror. Best of all it really looks cool. 3) Don't follow too close When in a convoy keeping good distances is a must for safety as well as an act of kindness to the car you are following. Your cars are special and worth a lot of money so don't risk them. If we are traveling slowly, i.e. less than 40km/h, bumper to bumper is not an issue BUT do not tailgate the car in front at high speed. Your braking reaction plus your braking distance would increase. Keep a safe distance away! 4) Allow other traffic to intermingle Instinctively, people in a convoy don't want to allow other cars to merge into the line. You must allow other drivers to move in and out of your convoy. Other drivers usually are intimidated or in awe of the spectacle and need to be given extra consideration. Be patient in letting them find their place and pass them if necessary when they settle in a bad spot. You want other drivers to say, "Wow that was neat". Be a friendly convoy. 5) Lead car should keep speed reasonable This is hard. It is all too easy to let the speed creep up. When you have a diverse group of drivers and car capability, there will be people who think it's too slow and others who say you are going too fast. Try to stay with the flow of other traffic. This reduces the need for constant lane changes and passing, making the drive safer for the group. It is each individual driver's responsibility to keep the vehicle behind him or her in sight, insuring the group stays together. If the car behind slows down, please slow down with it. If each car does this convoy will stay together.Do not go faster than you feel comfortable driving! If you feel that the cars in front are driving without consideration for you or for other road users, please do not try to keep up. It is better that you fall back and form your own group. 6) In case of difficulties or problems If a car gets in trouble, nobody in the convoy stops EXCEPT for the sweeper. The sweeper will ensure everything is all right and the convoy must proceed on until a suitable stopping place is found. A whole line of cars along a busy road translates to a higher chance of accidents waiting to happen. 7) Take it easy Sometimes not everything goes as planned. Participants in a convoy usually have pretty high expectations and are loaded with anticipation of the day's events. It is important to stay focused on the trip at hand and be able to relax when things get hectic, people get lost, or traffic snarls throw you off schedule. 8) Entering / Exiting Highways Some of us use Touch N Go, some uses TAG while some other uses cash. Whatever your means of paying is, ALWAYS slow down after your transaction and park behind the Lead Car on the road shoulder with your hazard lights on. Never get out of the car. Wait till all the rest are assembled (the Sweeper will ensure that) and slowly signaled out to the slow lane. In the highway: We all want a smooth convoy. Staying at the right lane always priority, but we must let the other traffic which is faster than us to overtake. SWEEPER must inform LEAD CAR that there is other vehicles need to pass our convoy, Lead Car will signal to left lane when possible and let the other vehicles to overtake/ pass. SWEEPER must block the right lane and inform LEAD CAR that the last vehicle that pass so that lane changes be smooth. 9) Overtaking Overtake only when legal and safe to do so. DO NOT overtake on double white lines, on bends or at any place where the way ahead is not clear. If a member of the group or public wants to overtake you, please let them. Don't close up the gap to the car in front of you and force the overtaking car into a dangerous maneuver.