Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hunter Valley 2012

On the weekend of the 14th October, members of IMSMC partook in an excellent weekend away in the Hunter Valley. What a great weekend guys, it was awesome! After the weather conditions prevailing from the South and travelling Northwards through the Sydney Metro and into the Hunter Valley region on Thursday and Friday, Rain, hail, black ice and snow could not stop 13 IMSMC classic cars from travelling to the Hunter valley for two days of relaxing activities!

All members were determined to drive their classics and were rewarded with two glorious days of fine weather.
After meeting at McDonalds’ we moved off onto the F3 motorway, the vehicles travelled due north and into the Hunter wine area. Our first stop Tyrell’s winery, were the staff awaited our arrival; Fine wine was tasted amongst a murmur of conversation and appreciation.
The guessing competition was won by member Giovanna Romeo, she guessed that the wine barrels hold 2900 litres of wine each. IMSMC is not only a great club but very educational.
The wine tasting gave us an appetite. The picnic tables were set up and the usual culinary delights were enjoyed.
Our next stop De Bortoli winery were our guest entertained us during the wine tasting. Nothing like a few laughs over some fine wine!
 Our last stop was at First Creek, and as usual was memorable. Vice President Charlie Losinno drove his FIAT 500 from Greysteynes to Pokolbin, to commemorate this feat we parked the 500 inside the cellar doors.

After a busy day we returned to our Hotels and ready for dinner and a few refreshing ales.
 Two members attended the opera at Wyndam Estate, a fact finding mission for and on behalf. “IMSMC GOES TO THE OPERA”, start saving your pennies, possibly another future IMSMC event!
Sunday morning and all ready to attend the Hunter valley gardens “Spring Cruisin”. Cars of all shapes and sizes arrived in an orderly fashion. Some cars that attended were very special and brought back many memories especially the Holden Sandman.

Our president Gianni Di Rocco won a bottle of wine, someone liked his car!
Alas, all good things come to an end; Our table was full of goodies provided by a number of generous members for Sunday lunch, all packed and our members and cars were Southward bound.
 Thank you to all members of IMSMC who participated for making this yet another memorable event.

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