Monday, June 29, 2009
The event was one persons way of showing appreciation to the many migrants that settled in the Blacktown area. Funds raised on the day were donated to the Muscular Dystrophy foundation.
Our club donated an IMSMC PACK - containing a shirt, visor, patch & wall clock - the value of the package exceeded $100. Our prize contributed to the raffle which raised a significant amount of money, for a very worthwhile cause.
Eight club cars arrived on the day, and created a great deal of nostalgia for the older Italians who came along to the fund raiser, many visitors pausing and reflecting on the "good old days".
As we are aware, Italians are such good "story tellers" - and let me tell you, some of the stories on the day were really good!
Good company & good food were conducive to a great afternoon. The Club Marconi Choir provided aural entertainment. Later in the afternoon, guests were privileged to be entertained by a professional opera singer, who sang some classic Italian opera numbers & local dance groups put on a number of floor shows for all to enjoy.
In all, a relaxing afternoon spent in good company for a worthwhile cause.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Our club was instrumental in creating a display at the "Festa Italiana" involving around 100 Italian motor vehicles and bikes!
Many thanks to the following clubs that accepted and participated in a most memorable day.
- Ferrari drivers club
- Lancia Drivers club
- Ducati Motorbike club
- Classic Italian motor bike club of Australia
- Scooter community
The day included many merchandise stalls selling Italian confectionery and produce.How good were the cannoli! The arrancini?, the salsice?. The wine tasting stall proved to be most popular.
There was certainly an "Atmosfera Italiana" we even had a piano accordion player entertaining us on request.
As the "Tarantella" was played we saw two members start to move their legs.
The accordionist played a rendition from "Rocky" and two of our members lifted their arms, and started to jog around the piazza... fortunately when the stopped they found themselves infront of the wine stall.
The Italian Made Social Motoring Club would like to thank Mr. Lou Casmiri from the "Piazza Committee" for allowing IMSMC the opportunity to invite all the Italian motor clubs and create a great "Giornata Italiana".
We hope this is to become a yearly event!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The people called “Republic, Republic” Caesar was not pleased... The Romans did not care for one hundred days of festivities were offered to the people along with wine, food and song. It took another 2000 years and finally a Republic was pronounced.
In true style IMSMC members turned out to celebrate and enjoy yet another Italian event... The vehicles assembled and were arranged on the soccer fields of the Marconi Stallions and wasn’t our colourful display spectacular! The 18 vehicles created a true attraction; the cars looked great in their resplendent period colours.
The weather looked menacing and amazingly the skies remained clear all day! Amazingly not a drop of rain, the weather held out! “Good things come to good people”. Even so, we were located on hallowed ground the Marconi Stallion’s soccer field and probably one of the best drained soccer fields in the Sydney Metropolitan area. Against all odds we started a day that turned out to be the usual drinking, dancing and singing, normal things when it comes to an Italian festa.
The vehicles attracted large crowds throughout the day, and the usual questions were met by the members in good conversation. During the day we all indulged in many delicacies that were on offer. All fine foods, some homemade, pastries, cakes and pizzas, a fine selection of prosciutto and pork sausage products all accompanied by many fine wines and imported Italian beer.
We would like to thank the IMSMC members who looked after the stall throughout the day, those that baked all week and prepared some very fine edibles to sell to the public. All day the stall was go, go, go, and the members involved sold everything until it was all gone, none left, too late, come back next year and look for our logo! A very special thankyou to members Maria Losinno, Tia Stillone, Nina Stillone, Mina Di Marti, Caterina Lecce, Oriana De Iulio and Renee Di Rocco!
Finally the day ended with a fantastic fireworks display, one that always keeps the crowd lingering all day at Club Marconi for the grand finale!
As the grounds were being prepared for the fireworks display the automated sprinkler system was activated and several IMSMC vehicles were sprayed with water, for those that were not aware It was part of the day, you all have heard of “the blessing of the fleet”.