Monday, March 28, 2011

Walnut Run

On Sunday morning, the 27th of March Members from IMSMC gathered to participate in what has become our annual Walnut Run.

At around 8am we departed from Birkshire Park and made our way up the mountains to Mt. Irvine. Over 20 families came along and brought with them some very special vehicles. The early birds made the most of the breakfast snacks that were available in store at the SHELL service station and were graced by the arrival of a very special vehicle prepared by Mr Joe Lecce and son Robert.

Congratulations Joe on your beautifully restored 1964 Fiat 1100D Riviera sedan. Joe made his maiden voyage and first presentation to the members on this eventful afternoon. We also met with new member Kerry and Jude Terry, in their beatiful 3.2L Alfa Brera. We particular like the colour of Kerry's car, IMSMC Royal blue. Nice colour Kerry!

A special mention MUST go to member Vince Santoro. He and "buddy" his pet dog, took "The 1969 Fiat 500" for the trip to Mt Irvine. The little legs of the classic worked extremely hard as it negotiated the hills extremely well. Unfortunately, Vince experienced a slight hiccup but "All part of motoring in a little Classic" said Vince, "Nothing a good mechanic can't fix!"

Onto Kookootonga Farm, where the IMSMC visitors picked and purchased over 100kg's of Chestnuts, no walnuts!!! We should have changed the name of the event for 2011.

All done, down to Bilpin Fruit Bowl for a picnic lunch. The IMSMC restaurant came alive - An array of the finest foods and beverage. The compulsory Caffetiera was on the boil. Meanwhile, some members deciding to "kick back" and enjoy the sweet aromas, while others went into the farm and pick fresh apples! delicious!

Before we knew it, it was time to go! Homeward bound. The classics, new and older made their way down the steep descents of Bilpin.

We'll see you next year!

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