Friday, November 25, 2011

IMSMC Christmas Party

On Sunday the 20th of November over 100 members, family and friends attended our 2011 Christmas lunch at Il Piatto Restaurant in Horsley Park.

It was wonderful to see so many Italian machines in the restaurant car park. A special mention to the members that braved the heat (without an air conditioner in their classic!).

By 11:30am, the restaurant was abuzz. Members continued to arrive while the outside temperature approached 37C mark. soon enough, appetizers & aperitifs (spuntino e aperitivo) - were served.

The "atmosfera Italiana" was extremely evident as the entree's, mains, cake and coffee were brought to our tables by the very competent staff at Il Piatto restaurant - refreshments were plentiful...the staff at Il Piatto truly met every expectation and performed their task with 100% accuracy and competence! Thank you Il Piatto!

A Club raffle was held after lunch - the prizes offered by our club sponsors and great supporters, Yvonne Legge (Ellen Di Rocco's mum), members Dino Capozzi, Frances & Gerardo Mediati, Gladesville Auto Body Works (Nat Stillone), Mastertouch Automotive (Maurizio & Lucy Puglisi) and Prodata Pty Ltd. Thank you also to "Campisi Delicatessen" (member Tony Campisi), who made it possible to allow the Club to offer every person a Mini Panettone.

A wonderful conclusion to 2011. Thank you to each member that has been active throughout 2011. Thank you for sharing in the IMSMC spirit. We look forward to another year of diverse events in 2012.

On behalf of the committee, we wish you all, along with your family and friends, a very Happy, safe and Holy Christmas. May 2011 end well for you all and that 2012, be your best year to date.

Buon Natale!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Norton St Festa

Sunday the 30th of October, 33 members of IMSMC prepared their cars impeccably and represented our club at the Norton street festa di Leichhardt.

Our committee was on site early and prepared the club stall - while our members assembled in Five Dock and then cavalcaded along Parramatta Road and the City West Link - bound for Leichhardt.

Every IMSMC gathering brings it's surprises - with some new additions to the club. Well done guys! We seem to have sparked a restoration/acquisition culture of classic and modern Italian cars.

It's always a very welcoming site, to see the great number of smiles that appear on visitors faces, when they reach our displays. Some of the stories that some of the "old fellas" tell, certainly raise an eyebrow or two!

Our club stall was frequented by passers by. Our Fiat 500 espresso & capuccino cups were are very popular item. Thanks to the stall keepers.

The entire length of northern Norton street was a mass of food & Italian produce. The aroma of all Italian cuisine probably wafted all the way to Katoomba!!!

The day drew to a close and once again, all hands on deck, with many members assisting with the pack up of products from our stall. Respective farewells and courtesies were extended and in a typical Italian manner, the machines exited Norton street and dispersed. A great sight travelling home along Parramatta Road - it's amazing how you can spot one of our Italian Machines in the distance amongst 1000 cars!

Well done IMSMC - Thank you!