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.

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