On Friday morning, 22nd May 2009, our club participated in a static display (within the Leichhardt Council carpark) and then Cavalcaded through the streets of Leichhardt, marking the start of ICT.
ICT is a rally involving Italian Cars (Historic & Modern) rallying form Norton Street Leichhardt, Sydney to Lygon Street Carlton , Melbourne. Along the way they visit Italian Communities in Goulburn, Myrtleford & Albury. With a huge "Festa" in Melbourne, on the Saturday Night!
The morning began with a "cappuccino", photo shoot and an address from the mayor of Leichhardt. The mayor expressed his desire to "keep the vehicle" that was parked in the Mayors car spot!..This car ended up being our Presidents 1000 OT spider...A hand shake and a quiet word ensued instead...
At 10:00am the "New 500 Police Car" lead the cavalcade through the streets of Leichhardt. The rally had begun! Joe Lecce, in his beautiful 1969 500F was the first classic in the cavalcade, followed by Vince Livaccari's "exotic" 124, then Michael De Iulio's 128, Alessandro Di Rocco's 850 series 2, Leo Di Rocco in his 695 Abarth esse esse and John Di Rocco in his 1000 OT Abarth spider - A cavalcade that highlighted the diversity of some of the Historic Italian Motor Cars!
The event organisers have expressed their gratitude and have welcomed the presence of IMSMC at next years event... maybe some of our members would like to join the Rally in 2010?