A day to remember for many reasons! It was very, very warm...the entertainment was most fulfilling...our cars looked great...the food was abundant! Of course, we were honoured by the presence of Alessandro & Wilmy Scarpa, who visited from Italy. They were so impressed with our club! They commented on how much we all show friendship toward eachother and were noticeably impressed with the quality of our restored and maintained vehicles.
Our Club secretary Lino De Iulio went into "top gear" and arranged for members to receive a "refreshment" - Thanks Lino, great idea! It really hit the spot on such a hot day and fitted the "cheer" for our visitors!
A special thankyou to Stephanie Weston (33.3333% of Prodata) for traveling from Penrith to Richmond and then over to Woodpark, picking up and bringing the Scarpa's to the IMSMC. Thanks Steph!! Stephanie also passed the comment that our line up looked like a big gelato shop with all the varied colours of our cars!
IMSMC was presented with a "series" of 500clubItalia merchandise including a number of shirts, club stickers, a commemorative plaque and pennant. Each member that attended the day also received a 500ClubItalia keyring, treasured by those that received it.
Later that night, our committee entertained our visitors with a wonderfully catered meal at Leo & Ellen Di Rocco's home. We presented Alessandro & Wilmy with an IMSMC pack, containing shirts & caps. They immediately put on the shirts and showed their gratitude, again emphasising how they support our objective of keeping our cars in the public eye.
We genuinely feel that we have developed a close association with 500Club Italia. We will certainly be keeping in touch - expect to receive emails with a link to their web site with exciting announcements.
Alessandro has insisted that if any of our members travel to Italy, he expects them to "look him up" and visit Garlenda, for a personal tour of the 500ClubItalia Museum situated on the Italian Riviera...sounds very tempting!
Congratulations and many thanks to you all for your level of participation and the manner in which you present, and continue to present your vehicles at our events. The committee is most grateful for your attendance...this is the greatest reward we could ask for.