Monday, September 23, 2013

Concorso D'Eleganza 2013

On Sunday 22nd Sept, members, family and friends gathered at Gough Whitlam Park to be part of the Concorso D'Eleganza 2013. 4 clubs made up the assembly of fine automobiles. The Alfa Romeo Club of Australia, The Fiat Club of NSW, Italian Made Social Motoring Club and the Lancia Club. In a true and efficient manner, our members entered the park and lined 55 vehicles which graced the lawns of the park. Congratulations to everyone who prepared their vehicles - they all looked magnificent! We compliment the 61 members that attended, in person and brought family and friends with them. Our display was buzzing with people (and papparazzi) all day! The weather was conducive to a mild spring day filled with our members sharing in conversation, food and fine wine! We thank Kathleen Toovey who was our invited guest - we thank her for accepting the role, we knew the judging was not going to be easy! Kathleen gave special mention to Lino De Iulio with his "original 2 door 128", Andy Mendes Lopez with his Split Enz Topolino, and Joe Lecce's 1100...the result of the day went to: 3rd - Enzo Cacciotti 1982 Lancia Beta 2000 coupe 2nd - Robert Losinno 1970 Alfa Romeo 1750 105 1st - Emmanuel Ziino - 1965 Fiat 1800 Sedan Congratulations to all and THANK YOU! We were priviledged to see some new vehicles that form our stable. We welcome first time attendees to our Club, and new members who joined on the day, displaying for the first time - Richard Di Pietro, Michael Sullo, David Iczi, Tony Ruggiero, Eugene Adoncello, Alfred Primerano, Peter Gualtieri and Charles Burman...the family is getting bigger! We acknowledge the invitation and thank the Alfa Romeo owners Club of NSW for their kind invitation. We are assured that our contribution to the day was extremely significant and greatly appreciated!