Thursday, August 23, 2012


On Sunday the 19th of August, IMSMC was represented by 28 members who had prepared their cars and presented them at "The Creek".

Sydney of late has experienced the fiercest windy conditions and Saturday gave every indication that SECC on Sunday would be a wild windy day. Nevertheless our members arrived in force. I thank each of the members for arriving on time (Everyone was early!) and created a significant (one of the largest single club displays) wonderful array of "Colori Italiani d'epoca"(classic Italian colours).

Participants had the opportunity to view classics of every make and model, as every classic car club in NSW & ACT was represented.

The parade lap was well conducted - 28 Italian Machines making their way around the international race circuit. With so many makes & models circulating the race track all day, one must point out that "our cars" sounded the best! 

Interestingly many vehicles given the opportunity to "full throttle" behind the pace car, down the straight! (our photographer struggled to capture our lap as we were just too fast!).

Thank you to each of the participants, your cars looked great and you did our club proud! - see you next year! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ferro Agosto 2012

Sunday the 12th of August, our club represented "Italian Motoring" at the Ferro Agosto celebrations in Five Dock.

Over 20 of our cars lined the streets of Five Dock, creating the famous "gelato effect" with a splendour of colours. On probably the most "wintery day" that Sydney has seen so far, it was amazing to see how many Sydney siders braved the elements, with the crowd to have been estimated to over 70 000.

With great efficiency, our cars moved off from the Shell garage on Parramatta road, made there way to Five Dock. Once in position, our club stall was set up and our contribution to the festa began.

Once again, many visitors had a story to tell, of what our cars reminded them of ..."Back in my day, when I was a younger man, I" etc. The pleasure of bringing a smile to an "elders" face is most rewarding.

A huge thank-you to our helpers and stall holders - a great deal of merchandise was sold on the day! Thanks ladies & gentlemen, you know who you are!

 A huge thank you, also, to the large number of members that visited our stand (without their cars). Your support is greatly appreciated and invaluable.