Monday, February 20, 2012

IMSMC V8 Ute Launch.

Saturday morning the 18th of February, our club participated in "V8 Utes racing" launch, Season 2012 with a wonderful display of 19 cars at Moorebank. Amazingly, without planning it this way, the majority of our cars arrived at the same time, creating an immediate impact - many of the V8 boys expressing their satisfaction at our arrival and display.

Once again, the weather was perfect! A glorious summers morning created the opportunity to drive our Italian machines.

Upon arrival, our members were given a show bag and were provided with breakfast. Throughout the morning, the members and visitors, were given guided tours of the NULON facility- a great Australia Made and owned family motoring lubricant business. A raffle was held and we are proud to announce that member Maria Losinno won first prize - a "Hot Lap" in an official V8 UTE. Go Maria!

The "RED BULL" sponsors were also kept very busy by our club members...

The Nulon company donated 15Litres of oil to our club, which will be raffled at future club fund raising events. They will also be donating a "Nulon pack", which we will offer as a major prize at our forthcoming annual ball.

At the conclusion of the event, a number of our members made their way to the Cricketer's Arms in Blacktown, where a few refreshments and a great lunch was enjoyed, completing a memorable day in great company!

Monday, February 13, 2012

IMSMC Photo shoot.

On Sunday morning the 12th of February, 40 club cars were presented by their members for the annual photoshoot. So overwhelming was the result, that the committee are already in discussion, regarding employing a professional photographer for 2013, celebrating our 5th Birthday!

With so many cars, we had to implement a plan B...create more space! We approached the management & staff of La Montage...they quickly accommodated our needs, allowing us to utilise their private car park. The colours were amazing (The Gelato shop effect!!!). Obviously Dante Giacosa spoke to "someone" and arranged the PERFECT summers morning - certainly an unusual site in Sydney this summer - blue sky and a big yellow dot up in the sky!

New member Michael Tringali presented a beautiful example of a Fiat 124 CC - nice car Michael. Nick Vasile presented his un-restored Fiat 500, "keep it original Nick!!!" and member Dino Capozzi arrived with his recently restored Fiat Abarth 1000OT replica spider - worth the wait Dino!! Also, we were in safe hands as "Vigile" John Losinno directed traffic and kept the "hoons at bay" in the Alfa Carabinieri car - thanks John, we all feel we are in safe hands!

At approximately 10:30am, all cars exited the carpark. Some were homeward bound, others made their way down Norton Street, the masses onto Parramatta road, M4 Freeway, bound for Club Marconi. Our cars were placed in the down stairs secure carpark. Upon arrival, inside the club, refreshments were plentiful! Soon afterwards, we entered Oscars Trattoria, were the afternoon unfolded into a perfectly relaxed event where food, drink and great company were plentiful! A special thank you to Fabio Moralez (manager of the trattoria and the entire staff, as they looked after our every need).
Thank you ladies & Gentlemen of IMSMC!So far this year, the "club has given back" to those that have supported the Breakfast at Oran Park and the Lunch at Club Marconi.

Each member received payment of these events, compliments of the club. That equates to free membership for the forthcoming year! Funds are raised by the membership renewals and the
ever hard working committee, taking every opportunity to raise funds with merchandise sales.
The kind support of our sponsors greatly assists in raising funds for the benefit of the club members. Your efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NRMA Mororfest 2012.

18 Club cars, along with 60+ members, family & friends, created a wonderful display on Macquarrie street at the NRMA motorfest, held on Australia Day, in Sydney.

We were in the company of Domenico Romano (Hon. President of Fiat 500 Club Italia). Domenico was particularly impressed to see 8 x Fiat 500's that contributed to our display. Naturally Domenico has fallen in Love with "Our City Of Sydney", as member Michael Stivala & wife Cathy, assisted by taking Domenico to our famous Sydney landmarks.

Each member that attended with their Fiat 500, received a Fiat 500 Club Italia, full length visor decal, courtesy of Domenico. The remaining IMSMC members of Fiat 500 Club Italia, will receive their visor decal at upcoming events & opportunities.

New member Nick Vasile, brought the car of "another new member", Peter Cartwright. A wonderfully restored Fiat Abarth 1000TC. We welcome you both and we look forward to sharing many "motoring moments" in the future.

The day was full of family entertainment; music,international food & wine throughout Hyde Park. From what appeared to present itself initially as a rainy day, the weather settled with sunshine for the bulk of the afternoon, creating a very comfortable environment for all.

At the conclusion of the day, club secretary Lino De Iulio, presented Domenico with his 2012 NRMA Motorfest medallion. It was accepted with grattituide. We have been assurred that this will be placed in the trophy cabinet in the Museum in Garlenda, proudly displaying another peice of Australia!

Happy Australia Day!