Wednesday, October 20, 2010

500 Photoshoot

On Sunday the 17th of October, our Club Fiat 500's gathered for a photo shoot, complete with picturesque skyline including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. 19 of our Club Fiat 500's gathered for the occasion day which included the drive, stop over for a coffee at "Bar Italia" on Norton Street Leichhardt and then weaving through the Sydney arterial roadways; bound for Club Marconi.

Like a scene from the original "Italian Job", our 500's (no mini's here!) made their way along Parramatta Road, M4 freeway and onto Cumberland Highway, toward Club marconi! Many people in the traffic waving, honking and commenting on how our little cars moved and at times overtook the slower vehicles along the way.

Our Club members were well catered for by the staff of Club Marconi, allowing our classics to be parked "underground" behind closed gates for security purposes.

Like clock work, we moved into Oscars Trattoria where we enjoyed a refreshing beverage, soon to be served our antipasto then a mixed platter of 3 different pasta's. Tortellini Boscaiola, Spaghetti Marinara, Penne con Pesto. As Lunch settled with a good wine, hot olives, anchovies and to everyone's surprise, our chef Francesco offered, with compliments, and array of Pizza's! Coffee was served to "top off" a wonderful day!

A huge THANK YOU to James Stillone. James gave up his day to act as official photographer. James your expertise and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated. Also, our great appreciation to Maurizio Puglisi & Enzo Cacciotti of Mastrertouch Automotive. They were our official "support vehicle" in case of any "mishaps" with our iconic little cars. Fortunately, they were not kept busy - but it did give us great peace of mind knowing they were there to protect and assist.

We look forward to creating and maintaining the attention to ITALY'S LITTLE ICONIC CAR and photograph our cars in the best City in the world - Our city of Sydney.