Thursday, March 25, 2010

Voglia Di Pane

Sunday the 21st of March saw 24 of our members attend "Voglia Di Pane" at Woodpark. Members with varying commitments presented themselves, some leaving early and some arriving later in the day.

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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Waterfront

Sunday the 14th of March saw 25 members and their cars, with double the amount of friends and family, visiting The Waterfront at Homebush, for the annual "Festa Italiana".

Thankfully the weather man got it wrong again, as the splendor of Sydney Autumn, made itself felt. The Motori Italiani, love the weather this time of year - and the drivers of Classic spiders use that lttle bit extra bryl cream too!

The day was filled with all things Italiano, including live singing, pizza making , fresh cannoli, gelato and the scent of coffee throughout the piazza.

A great deal of interest was generated by our cars, with members having a chat and receiving compliments from passers by. The complimentary sausage sandwhich (Italian Sausage of course) hit the spot! Many making the most of the wine tasting that was happenning at the IMSMC tabel, to assist digestion, of course!

A huge thankyou to all the members that presented their cars. Our committee was hard at work selling club merchandise all day - we'll need to do a stock take, as especially Maria Losinno, Oriana & Lino De Iulio put their entrepreneaurial skills to work all day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

IMSMC Ball 2010

Saturday the 27th of February, saw 210 members, family and friends gather at the Castel D'Oro in Five Dock to enjoy a formal evening of excellent food, wine and song.
The evening commenced with John Di Rocco, our president, opening with a brief welcome, highlighting the significance of such a wonderful group of people, and praised the great number of younger IMSMC members attending our events and who were present at the ball.

The president also lauded the efforts of the IMSMC committee who have worked, and continue to work enthusiastically and tirelessly throughout the year, for the benefit of the club and its members.

Drinks were plentiful throughout the evening, and whenever you glass was empty the staff at Castel D’Oro made sure it was quickly filled! The antipasto and main meals were superb, and no one went home hungry!

The evening was a huge success. The raffle was spectacular, with prizes of all sorts, shapes and sizes. The Italian Made Social Motoring Club would like to thank all our sponsors; Individuals & businesses that contributed to our monster raffle.

At the conclusion of formalities and dinner the dance floor came to life, with resident DJ played hits from the 50's right through to present day hits. Members and guests danced for hours, and didn’t want to go home! Our evening was concluded on the dance floor with the traditional "Tarantella" that everyone got into!

A huge THANK YOU to all who attended and contributed to a most memorable evening, we look forward to sharing many more terrific occasions together in good company.