Wednesday, May 18, 2011

National Motoring Heritage Day: Wollongong

On a cool Sunday morning, sixteen IMSMC cars with double the amount of members and family, assembled at the Patridge VC rest area at Narellan. A brilliant array of classic colours! Members Tony & Giovanna Romeo, presented their latest acquisition, a 1960 Fiat 600, for its maiden voyage! Quite fittingly, they also won a bottle of wine in the member raffle, held just before departure!

All sixteen vehicles kept pace and stuck together all the way to our destination, with three Fiat 500's (deserving special mention) setting the pace; Charlie Losinno as the head car (we couldn't catch him!), Leo Di Rocco keeping an eye on things in the middle in his 695 and Lloyd Jamieson keeping a watchful eye just in front of our tail car, Maurice Puglisi in his Lancia - thanks Maurice!

Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find another two "new" members, Graham Chegwidden & Bob Teece, already at the Fraternity club, having driven two wonderful examples of a Fiat 124CC & a Fiat1100.

The organisers graciously offered each member a Barbeque lunch and also presented us with "Castagne". A very kind gesture.

Our club stall was in full swing, with many people obtaining a Club profile & request for membership sheet.

In amongst the many visitors asking questions to many of our members, about their cars, you could often hear an outburst of group laughter (certainly the mark of an IMSMC event).

Like all good things, the day came to a conclusion. The machines fired up and we headed north to Sydney for a wonderful drive that capped off a very memorable visit to the Capital of Southern Sydney - Wollongong!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was an exciting day for us as this was the first time we brought our new addition to the family the 'Fiat 600' out on a club event. Thanks for organsing such a great event, this was a wonderful day for the family and the kids had a great time. We are looking forward to attending more events! Tony & Giovanna Romeo