Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Festa Della Repubblica 2012

On Sunday the 27th of May, IMSMC held it's annual concorso, RUOTE CLASSICHE, at Club Marconi, as part of the Festa Della Repubblica celebrations.

Our first meeting place was at the Stocklands Mall car park. 35 Italian classics making their way toward the iconic Club Marconi.

 With great efficiency, our display and club stall were set up, with immediate impact. Throughout the entire day, our display was constantly visited by the large crowd, estimated to have been close to 15 000 people.

At 3:00pm the Marconi executives judged and provided their choice of cars; each receiving a commemorative Trophy. 3rd place was awarded to member Andy Mendes-Lopes with his 1950 Belvedere Topolino. 2nd place to member Emmanuel Ziino with his 1965 Alfa Romeo sprint 2600. 1st prize was awarded to Charlie Losinno and his 1950 Fiat Topolino sedan. Gentlemen, congratulations! At the conclusion of the presentations, the drawer for the V8 Ute Hot lap was won by Member Robert Vitale. Thank you to every member that participated and the manner in which each vehicle was presented. New member Anthony Tigani went to great length to prepare his recently acquired 1979 Alfa GTV coupe - well done Anthony!

Our club stall certainly proved popular, with a great deal of club merchandise being sold. A special thank you to Oriana & Lino De Iulio, Maria, Charlie, Carmel Losinno; Cathy Stivala, Cathy Jamieson and Caroline and Elisa Portelli for the amount of time and their gracious efforts at the club stall!

Before long, another fantastic experience was concluded by an elaborate fireworks display in the main stadium. A great result comes from a special effort of many! Thank you to the committee (one to be proud of). Thank you to Lino De Iulio (club secretary) for the many hours of liaison, planning and negotiations with the Marconi executives, which lead to a smooth and successful event.

If I have forgotten anyone, may I say, THANK YOU!

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