Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Marulan Fund Raiser

Sunday the 4th of July, saw seven members of IMSMC make the trip to the Marulan Driver Training Centre and participate in a fund raiser to support the childrens ward of Goulburn hospital.

We once again gathered at the Mobil Truckstop at Pheasants Nest and departed at 8:00am and made our way south. On a cool winters morning, the cars purrred. Our convoy keeping the surrounding traffic alert...amazing how many people point and smile as we over take!.

A very special mention to Charlie Losinno and Giuseppe Lecce. Both Charlie & Giuseppe drove their 500's ALL the way and drove home. They averaged 90 to 100km/h the whole way. We take our hats off to you both and congratulate you on your adventure! A great contribution toward the celebration of the birthday of the Fiat 500, which is celebrated on July 4th. Charlie & Giuseppe's adventure certainly dispells any doubt regarding the reliability of a Fiat 500 on long trips! Rumor has it that they both leave for Darwin tomorrow!

IMSMC donated $100 to the Hospital and our members raised close to another $100 on the day. A lady came over to our club display and thanked us immensly. She greatly appreciated our efforts and truly highlighted the significance of our contribution to the success of the day. Whilst speaking to us, she then "let slip" that she was infact the Mayor of Marulan! Well at that the IMSMC Boys "went to work" - hats came off, bowing , hand shakes and a number of "eeh, oowee, ehhie yeah" could be heard, one of our members genuflected expecting to be knighted!

A very satisfying day - the drive to and from was most memorable - and we feel like we did a good thing for the wider community.

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