Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Voglia Di Pane

Sunday the 17th of May saw members of IMSMC displayed their wonderful cars on national motoring heritage day at the Voglia Di Pane bakery, The weather was stupendous and no one could have asked for a more glorious autumn day!

The Imsmc arrived and the party started! The area was abuzz with people, owners, proprietors and friends all of whom were getting the final preparations for the festa in place.

After the usual greetings the cars were lined up in parking spots in front of the bakery and surrounding shops

We were greeted with a complimentary cup of coffee graciously donated by the owners of “Voglia di pane” Jade &David. The bakery had a wide range of Italian bread, from very crusty loaves to specialised gourmet loaves. Many members and friends bought the products and before long the bread and other goodies were all sold out! As they say “The early bird catches the worm”.

At around midday, the mayor of Guildford addressed the crowd and by the sounds of things he was rather impressed with the festivities!

Charlie aka jelly belly the clown, kept the children and the big children entertained throughout the day, a bracket of fine music and song was carried out by a brilliant performer, the crowd was entertained with some old classics and you could really feel the Italian vibe.

As the day progressed, the bakery owners came around the crowd with complimentary gourmet olive bread and fresh cold meat, mortadella (Italian Devon, only better!) was offered. Needless to say at this point, there were smiles all round. A good glass of red wine was used in most cases to wash it all down and a good drop at that!

Lunch consisted of fine Italian pork sausages with fennel served in a “ciabbatta” roll, very nice and certainly very tasty

The Imsmc would like to thank our friends from the Maserati club for coming to this event with their fine Italian automobiles. Vehicle of the day went to owner Roland, with his 1972 Maserati Merak SS a timeless piece of Italian engineering.

Our 500’s and Topolino attracted the usual aficionados and their aspirations of perhaps someday owning one. The festivities this year at Voglia Di Pane bakery, has set the stage for a bigger and better event next year!

The lucky door prize was a fine bottle of red wine was won by a friend of the Losinno family, the lucky winner stated that she did not need anyone to help her with drinking the prize!

The proprietors of “Voglia Di Pane” would like to thank all that turned up to celebrate their first birthday and making it such a great day!

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