Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Party

Sunday the 21st of November saw 158 members family and friends attended the 2010 Christmas party at Martha's Caffe in Vineyard. The day was full of surprises; The weather was splendid, more members attended our Christmas Lunch than previous years...

Many members drove their classics to the venue. The car park definitley highlighted that something "special" was happening! Appetiser pizza was served, the refreshments were in ample supply. The verandah was a buzz with conversation and laughter.

Before long, we moved into the restaurant. After a brief address by our president, the buffet was opened for all to enjoy. Later in the afternoon our raffle was held, with an array of prizes offerred by our club sponsors and supporters - Thank you ; Prodata, MasterTouch Automotive, Di Rocco Family, De Iulio Family, Frances & Gerardo Mediati, NRMA Vintage & Veteran Insurance and IMSMC.

The surprises kept coming, with a visit from Santa Claus. All the children received a Christmas stocking from Santa. Then each adult received a Mini Pandoro provided with the great support of Campisi Delicatessen in Austral.

Coffee, fresh summer fruits and a wonderful cake was served with a closing speech from the President and final word from Mr Giuseppe Lecce, thanking the efforts of the committee and the support of all the new and familiar faces in attendance.

The greatest reward for the committee is the event attendance and success! This is a true reflection of the on-going efforts of our club committee. Thank you to everybody that makes up the IMSMC family. The family continues to grow which brings a new challenge.... finding a restaurant that is big enough to cater for 150+ people with a car park in the Sydney metropolitan area! Bring on 2011. Merry Christmas everyone. Have a happy & safe festive season.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Norton St. Festa 2010

Sunday the 21st saw 21 members of IMSMC and their cars participate in the 2010 Norton Street Festa. Our meeting place being the Office-works car park on Parramatta road. While at the car-park many members shared a "story or two" about their trip in: the public cannot but help notice our cars.

After a brief induction The Cavalcade to Norton Street was underway. What a sight. 21 Italian Classics on Parramatta Road - it felt like it was 1967!!! 99% of surrounding traffic, actually allowed the bulk of our cavalcade to stay together...Thank YOU Sydney!!

Upon arrival, our impact was immediate. Our cars were surrounded all day...every member keeping a watchful eye on one anothers cars and being kept occupied answering many questions of the 1000's of visitors to our display.

Throughout the day members had the opportunity to visit the many coffee shops, ice cream bars, food stalls and purchase the many "Italian Delights" on offer throughout Norton Street.

Our Club Stall was kept active - Unbelievable "bunch of Salespeople" exist in our club. Your efforts being very fruitful, with our club selling lots of merchandise.

Arguably, the car of the day that deserves special mention is the wonderfully restored &presented FIAT 1924 501C Tourer, owned by Inez (and Norm) Mitchell! A true credit to you and a pleasure to have such a wonderful (rare and special) motor-vehicle as part of our club. A definite attraction and significant contribution to our display at the Norton Street Festa.