Thursday, June 2, 2011

Festa Della Republica 2011 @ Club Marconi

Sunday the 29th of May, combined with the Festa della Repubblica Celebrations, our Club conducted its Inaugural Ruote Classiche Concorso at Club Marconi!

Unfortunately, due to various reasons, some members were unable to attend at the last moment, but all the same 36 Italian Machines assembled to create a most memorable display. It seems that Gianni Agnelli & Co looked upon us, as most of Sydney metro experiencing heavy showers, yet hardly a drop at Club Marconi and it’s surrounds.

Our day began by meeting at the Stocklands carpark.

We then cavalcaded through the streets of Bossley Park bound for Club Marconi. Upon arrival, all logistics were implemented efficiently. We welcomed two new members Stefan Zenisek and Adama Pavirani, with two beautiful cars, a 1976 X-19 & a NEW 2011 Fiat 500 Abarth.

Our club stall was set up, complete with homemade biscuits (all secret recipes), IMSMC garments, and model cars. We have so many people to thank for the successful outcome, presentation and hard work that went into the club stall namely, Oriana De Iulio, Maria Losinno, Mina Di Marti, Antonella Sapienza, Giovanna Romeo, Lucy Puglisi, Caroline, Tony & Elissa Portelli, Frances Mediati, Caterina Lecce, Renee & Teresa Di Rocco. A very special mention to the IMSMC KIDZ - who towards the end of the day, walked around the Club Marconi grounds selling biscuits and cakes from a basket - so thanks to Gabriella, Christian, Daniel, Andrew, Valentina, Michael, Pasquale, Oliana and Nic - I hope we haven't forgotten anyone!

Club Marconi offered each of the IMSMC driver participants a Lunch & Drink voucher. Each Club Member that attended received a memento of the occasion. At approximately 3:00pm, the judges turned up and voted for the car of the day. Congratulations to Leo Di Rocco. The judges awarded Leo with the prize in his beautifully presented 1969 Fiat Abarth 695. Congratulations to all members in the manner in which they prepared and presented their cars - THANK YOU!

What a hugely successful day! Food, song, wine, music and great company! Thank you everyone...congratulations to you all!

Congratulations and thank you to each of the committee members that donate so much of their time - their efforts are reflected in the constant success of our events. This one can certainly go down as being one of our best!