Sunday the 20th of May, saw 19 IMSMC cars participate in the Castagne day at the Fraternity club in North Wollongong! Co-indecently, the 20th of March was also recognised as "National Motoring Heritage Day"so we did our bit in maintaining the awareness of the "Italian contribution" to the Aussie motoring heritage!
Our meeting place was the Partridge VC truck stop on the Hume Hwy. Quite appropriately, we found a "mobile coffee van " at this point and appropriately it was a FIAT DUCATO Van! Those who arrived early took advantage of the availability of espresso, macchiato, cappuccino etc and most impressively, We actually departed at 8:30am- Right on time!
Our trip to north Wollongong was a pleasant cruise, the "hum" of the stallions - bound for The fraternity club! A very special mention to Alex Belay - with a BEAUTIFULLY restored (he has saved this classic) Fiat 500 Giardiniera, negotiating all the steep declines and inclines and Charlie Losinno in his Topolino, negotiating whatever the traffic conditions presented! Huge effort guys, thanks!
Upon arrival, our impact was immediate with many visitors to our car display!
The day unfolded with food, wine, music, rides for the kids and a great deal of discussion among the members and friends! We solved everything!
A very special mention, please! It was wonderful to see Caterina Lecce. Caterina has some special needs and she made the trip with husband Joe to be among us all! Keep well Caterina thanks for coming it was great to see you!
Thanks to all the members that prepared their cars and participated in a memorable day! A great drive and a wonderful contribution to an iconic Italian Community...our neighbours down south!!