Monday, August 19, 2013


Sunday the 18th August 37 cars with the presence of 45 members and approximately 120 family and friends, participated in the 2013 Shannons Eastern Creek Classic at the Sydney Motorsport Park. The day was perfect. An abundance of sunshine and an atmosphere long to be remembered! 2 of our members, Emmanual Ziino and Giovanni Ciampa, entered their cars in the Presidents concourse and we are happy to announce that they both picked up awards for the 1951-1960 & 1961-1970 respective classes! Congratulations guys! Our club was the 2nd group to parade around the international raceway. We were commended in the manner in which we moved off from our display area, then onto the marshalling pitt and moved onto the track in an orderly manner (without any assistance from the marshalls) - worthy of an award! The parade was the most colourful and diverse of the entire day...everything from Abarths to Zagatos, sedans, wagons, coupes, spiders, 2 doors & 4 door classics! At the conclusion of our parade, each car was moved back to the display area in a very efficient manner, again worthy of an award! Before too long, boots began to pop and eskies began to appear, producing a morning tea fit for royalty! It was certainly a day where our cars, with our members and friends, attracted the attention of like minded people. Many visitors exclaiming how wonderful our display looked. Many took notice of the sweet sound of the high revving Italian stallions, creating a special interest in our fine tuned Italian specialties! We proudly acknowledge the commaraderie of our club and the special effort of each member to have created an impact on the day, reflecting the contribution that the ITALIAN MADE SOCIAL MOTORING CLUB makes for the "historic car movement" in every public appearance. Well done ladies and gentlemen of IMSMC. An award winning performance!

Monday, August 12, 2013


What a day! Sunday 11th August 2013, a perfect spring day in the middle of winter! Sydney put on a day that will be long remembered! 35 IMSMC vehicles lined the streets of Five Dock, along with many Italian stalls containing food, wine and other items from all over Italy, celebrating FERRAGOSTO 2013! The celebrations were attended by at least 75000 people. Our cars arrived at 8.30AM and were in position by 9AM. The cars were presented by the owners in spectacular form - colours from a bygone era! Our display attracted many people and the questions followed. The IMSMC bancarella (stall) was looked after by the women/staff and our "club juniors", doing a fantastic job of selling our merchandise and promoting our club! Short black coffee along with brioche and other pastries were enjoyed by many. Lunch was a difficult choice as the food was in abundance. The home-made gnocchi were great..a number of members were seen eating the traditional porchetta roll (some twice in the day!!) while others had pizza and a variety of pasta, and other dishes (too many to list here). A few members were seen having light refreshments at the corner pub - of course the location of our display was strategically placed! As the day rolled on, many members were involved in discussion, laughter and smiles, as the interest in our club and cars continued throughout the remainder of the afternoon. Great to see the great number of members that could not attend all day, come to see us throughout the day! A very successful event. We would like to thank all of our members and friends that attended, and congratulate everyone, including the staff at Canada Bay Council on a tremendous effort and result! On a sad note - Ricky Daniele died on stage doing what he loved best. You will remember that Ricky provided our floor show at our 2012 Ball....On behalf of IMSMC, we offer Ricky's family our condolences. He was a true ICON for Italo Australians and he will be sadly missed.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

AGM 2012/2013

On Friday 2nd August our Annual General Meeting for 2012/2013 was held at Club Marconi. 70 members and family participated in the meeting, which was also an "official" 5th birthday celebration for IMSMC! President of Club Marconi, Mr Vince Foti, formally opened the meeting and congratulated our efforts and results. We have a wonderful association with Club Marconi - their support is greatly appreciated and reciprocated. Once the formalities were presented, the new committee was announced. We would like to thank Mr Joe Lecce, a foundation member of IMSMC, who stepped down from his committee position, welcoming Rose Cara into the position. Welcome Rose, we look forward to working with you and implementing your ideas! The traditional pasta meal was supplied to everyone, courtesy of IMSMC, including a 5th birthday cake (another one)! Our club raffle was held...we would like to thank our sponsors of the night - Prodata Pty Limited,Gerardo & Frances Mediati, Giovanna & Tony Romeo, Lino & Oriana De Iulio and IMSMC for the prizes. Members were invited to express their ideas which are always welcome. Accolades were many! Member Charlie Losinno was presented with the President's award for 2012/2013, as Charlie has attended 100% of club events, including 100% of committee meetings and club surveys. A true reflection of an IMSMC passionista! thanks Charlie A number of club AV presentations were viewed by all. These were prepared by Daniel, Christian & Gabriella Cipri (Losinno grandchildren) - thank you to them! A 5 year summary DVD was viewed, summarising 2008-2012 inclusive, organised by yours truly! certainly great memories! The opportunity to purchase this DVD is open to all members. It has been a pleasure being associated with a wonderful group of passionate members of which, i believe, to be the most active motoring club of Sydney..possibly the state (maybe even the country)! THANK YOU EVERYONE!