Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Auto Festa 2015

On Sunday the 25th of October, our Club participated in AUTO FESTA, as part of the Norton St. Italian Festival of Leichhardt.
52 spectacular Italian Made vehicles graced the space in Pioneer, creating one of
the best displays that our club has created thus far. The colours creating an attraction that satisfied car enthusiasts from afar!
Stories were abundant, as many visitors sharing their experiences, of an era where "everybody owned or knew someone that owned an Italian Made car, either here or in "Italia!"
Member Rob Losinno presented his wonderful Alfa 105 - the long awaited "reveal!". Congratulations Rob & Elissa, the labour of  love truly evident. Wonderful to see a fantastic example of an original 850 sedan, presented by member, Giuseppe Puglisi. Well done! Another special mention to Frank Failla, presenting his A112 AutoBianchi - it's probably the only one in the country!... proudly a part of the IMSMC fleet!
The day was full of Italian, cooking, cuisine, fashion, music & technology. Our club stall was kept busy all day, with IMSMC STAFF, run off their feet, whilst music kept us all entertained, from a neighbouring stage.
We also thank the event manager, Patrick O'Reilly & staff, for their assistance as cars entered the park. We thank them for the complimentary "porchetta roll" that each driver ( and visitors) were offered as a gesture of appreciation, of our participation.
EACH MEMBER IS COMMENDED in the manner in which we met, cavalcaded, prepared and presented our cars. A wonderful display. Fantastic to see so many members that squeeze in a visit, in between other commitments...Thanks EVERYONE! A memorable contribution, to what boasts to be the largest Italian Festa in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

St Alban's 500 run

On Saturday the 10th of October 14 IMSMC FIAT 500’s cavalcaded from Windsor to St. Albans (in the Wiseman’s Ferry Area).
The impact that these little cars have on the public and fellow motorists is amazing. the enthusiastic questions and comments, smiles and photo’s all in abundance. From the moment the first cars arrived at our meeting place, on the road and onto our final destination.

A spectacular Spring Day, in great company, driving the worlds sexiest car (as per recent survey motoring Magazine) is truly rewarding.
Upon arrival at Wisemans Ferry, our 14 Cinquini assembled on the punt and were floated across the Hawkesbury River. As we exited on the Western side of the river, onlookers all honking their horns in appreciation and good will. Naturally we returned the sounds of the cinquini!
Refreshments were in abundance upon arrival at the Settler’s Arms, where we gathered in the beer garden and enjoyed lunch together.
A special mention to Oriana De Iulio who drove the Family Cinquino for the first time. Some of the driving conditions were a little challenging as we crossed the metro, clocking up over 200Km. Well done Ori!
We look forward to the next opportunity, to grace the community with these fantastic, iconic little cars!
Viva La CinqueCento!!!