Sunday, September 20, 2009

Burwood Festival: Classic Car Show & Shine '09.

Sunday the 19th of September was a spectacular day. The weather was fine and conducive to IMSMC participating in another grand event, The Burwood Festival's Classic Show & Shine in support of the Burwood state emergency services.

19 IMSMC vehicles, together with their owners, families and friends enjoyed an atmosphere filled with cars, food and entertainment.
200 cars of all shapes and sizes were displayed in the centre of Burwood along Burwood road.
As we approached our display areas
, we were directed by members of the SES into our positions. The cars lined up looked very smart and were well presented.

Our display certainly attracted the greatest number of visitors with the Papparazzi shuffling for pole position. Everyone wanted a photo in a 500!

Compliments to Rando and Anna Finochiaro on their well presented ice cream truck, we hope to see them at every big event in Sydney.

The ice cream was a huge success with the crowd.
There were several stalls representing many foods from a wide spectrum of cultures.

The Budhists were represented and they told me to tell you all "to be good to each other".

Some members mingled with the crowd and other car owners, others went shopping in Westfield and surrounding shops, other members were seen enjoying a refreshing ale and some members had a bet on the horse in the TAB.

There were many activities to keep people occupied throughout the day, a band called "The Beatels" all the songs were famous Beatles classics! They were Fantastic! The band dressed in the classic Beatles style suits and pointed shoes and later changed into Sergeant Pepper outfits.

At the conclusion of the day Lloyd Jamieson made us proud as his car, the red PUP-500, was judged best 1960's car at the show, well done and congratulations Lloyd!

The mayor of Burwood joined for a photo opportunity with some of our members in front of our display.. Even the Police on duty were not safe as Fillippo Foti brought them into our fold to participate in our display.

Once again a very successful event, we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Eastern Creek Classic 2009

Sunday the 22nd of August was a glorious winters day for the Italian Made Social Motoring Club that showed up in great style to the Shannon's Eastern Creek Classic.

In total 29 IMSMC vehicles turned out and made a spectacular display, many familes and friends joined together to look around at the various types of classic cars on display during the day. From Mustangs to Mg's, Military vehicles and the old Sydney buses crusing around the track all day. There was something for everyone.

The Fiat 500 contingent was well represented and many visitors to our display commented on the vast selection of colours and models of this Italian classic. One visitor coined the term "carburation ally".

The day was filled with excitement, and at around 1:30pm it was our turn to take the classics for a spin around the race track! Our cars went wild, and performed perfectly... less can be said about a poor MG that broke down one hundred metres from the start line!

After a fun filled day at Eastern creek, A few members decided to finish their day with a "refresing ale" at the Cricketers Arms Hotel, behind the old Blacktown drive in. After a drink or two, we each went our separate ways at the conclusion of another brilliant event!

We hope to see even more members at next years Eastern Creek Classic!