Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hunter Valley Run

Congratulations to all members of IMSMC and friends that attended the hunter valley wine tour. We all had a tremendous weekend. The day started early with a wonderful drive from Sydney to the Hunter Valley. The weather held out and developed into a clear warm winter’s weekend. Members that made the decision to drive their classics were pleased; while those that did not had the weekend to drown their sorrows with some of the world’s finest whites and reds.

Our first stop was Tyrells winery followed by our traditional picnic lunch. Members excelled in preparing the table with many fine foods which were accompanied by some recent counter purchases. The next stop was Broken Wood where a number of wines were introduced and savoured.

Next stop First Creek where the mood developed and the party continued. We believe the people from First Creek know who IMSMC are and expect us next year, in the evening dinner was a night of fine dining and drinking which ended with a short stroll and off to bed. Reports indicate that all slept very well, some better than others.

The next morning was spent at the tourist information center watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes land and takeoff while enjoying coffee and breakfast. Our next stop was De Bortoli wines. A bite to eat at the ex-servicemen’s club in Cessnock and then we were homeward bound. The Hunter has grown and continues to grow, it was noticed that a number of new wineries have opened their doors, into a favourite spot to visit close to Sydney. Good food, wine, country air and company all combined turned the weekend into another memorable IMSMC event. Next year shall be bigger and better.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Maurizio's Mystery Tour!

Sunday the 3rd of July saw the introduction of "MAURIZIO'S MYSTERY TOUR". A total of 15 club cars and 30 members, family & friends weaved their way through the streets of Sydney Metro.

The event started at the Shell Garage, Parramatta Rd Five Dock. Maurizio issued each driver with written instructions. Oliana & Nicolas Puglisi, issued each driver with a document holder, which was recently donated to our Club by "MOMO" - a courtesy extended by member Katia Stivala.

Five Dock to Chatswood, to Forrestville to Narrabean, where we stopped for a coffee! Up Pitwater Road Bound for NorthBridge Golf Club, where we relaxed and enjoyed a lovely lunch - choice of Flathead strips or an open Steak Sandwich. Refreshments were plentiful!

A wonderful day. The weather was perfect to "show off" the magnificent colours of our Italian Machines. The comments from passers by were many!

A special thank you to Maurizio, with the help of Lucy, created a well organised and worthwhile day!...No mystery about that!