Thursday, June 2, 2016

Festa Della Repubblica 2016

On Sunday the 29th of May, 33 IMSMC cars were presented at Club Marconi, with their annual contribution to the "Italian Republic Day" celebrations.
Our cars looked magnificent with a few surprises too! Congratulations to Dino Capozzi, who presented a perfect example (and very rare) steel bodied Otas Abarth Grand Prix. Anthony Tigani presented his beautifully restored Alfa GTV. Pat Marando introduced a 1983 Fiat 124 spider into the stable and Joe Li Vaccari presented a rare 1960 Primavera Vespa, Each contributing something special at our display! Thank you Gentlemen!
Every member was presented a lunch voucher, courtesy of Club Marconi. It was wonderful to have our own area, with tables & chairs next to our stall, for the comfort of all members. Special Thankyou to Lino for organising this,
Our cars had members of the public meandering and observing them all day. Many people exclaiming surprise at the rarity of many of our vehicles. Amid the music, pizza, porchetta, Campisi deli small goods, sweets, cannoli, ginger bread, zeppoli and more..there was a  special visit by the ITALIANO's from MKR first thing in the morning, which for many was unique!
 A huge thank you to the Club Marconi Executive
Committee for their sponsorship and time contribution to our display. At 3:00pm, they judged (by their own criteria) the top 3 cars
Congratulations to;
3rd Place: Giovanni Melissari 1973  1600GT
2nd Place: Damian Cacciotti: 1953 500B Topolino
1st Place: Gerardo Mediati: Fiat 695 Abarth
Thank you to all the members that displayed their cars. Also, it was wonderful to see so many members visit at different times of the day, coming to our stand, offering a hand and saying G'Day, reflecting the family spirit that exsits in our Club.