Tuesday, October 18, 2011


On Sunday the 16th of October, 51 members and friends attended our Club BBQ at the Pangallo Estate.

After a very punctual meeting at the McDonalds at Thornleigh we then cavalcaded along Pennant Hills Road on the F3 freeway. The Italian Machines (and guests) made there way toward Cessnock. An eye catching and head turning experience for us all, with every driver receiving freeway acknowledgements from the traffic we left behind!

As we arrived at the Estate, car by car, we transformed a piece of Cessnock into a Tuscan valley; with olive trees and grape vines forming an amazing backdrop for our fine machines!

Free tasting of Olives, Oil, wine and home made salami. The Club has new friends...Lyn & Michael, the proprietors of Pangallo estate who were extremely welcoming and accommodating. They genuinely appreciated our presence at their estate. We are so glad that they joined us for the day.

After our "tasting" the BBQ's were fired up - with EVERYBODY lending a hand...An array of Italian food hit the tables while the steaks, sausages, onions, bread rolls & salad were being prepared! An amazing variety of cakes (one surprisingly made from polenta) hit the table and to top it off, an espresso!

A raffle was organised on the day - First Prize a "Model Car; The Tributo Ferrai". Lyn Pangallo donated 2 bottles of wine for the raffle (another gracious offering).

A huge thankyou to the organisers and to everyone that contributed to the day. Another memorable IMSMC event - one that we will do again in the new year!