Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hunter Valley Weekend 2016

 Over 50 members and family, accompanied by 25 Classic Italian Machines, participated in a memorable weekend at the Hunter Valley.

Our meeting place (Thanks Macca's Thornleigh) was where we moved off from. And it rained all the way! Our enthusiasm not dampened, we arrived in cavalcade (almost) at Tyrell's Winery, where our first wine tasting occurred. As it was to be our lunch stop, we managed to improvise and arrange a banquet fit for emperors, under cover, the rain flow was proportional to the flow of beverage and coffee!

Next Stop De Bortoli winery. Again a slight variation to the rule, as art and craft markets were set up inside. Our wine tasting was in the Barrel room.

Saturday Night we enjoyed a wonderful meal in great company at Peddens Bar. Hat's off to their staff - all well catered for.

Finally the sun was shining, on Sunday morning, creating a wonderful Spring atmosphere as, after Breakfast (thank you Grinders) we visited our very good friends and sponsors "First Creek Winery". A significant discount was offered on all purchases!

Our final visit was at Ken Sobel's winery, were we also arranged our lunch. The winery providing an undercover BBQ area and again a Banquet of food produced by everyone! Amazing the amount of food - but by the conclusion of lunch (and coffee) there wasn't much left!

A fantastic weekend - each participant expressing immense gratitude - which makes you want to do it ALL AGAIN!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Concorso d’eleganza 2016.

On Sunday the 9th of October The Italian Made Social Motoring Club held it's annual Concorso D’Eleganza at Gough Whitlam Park in Undercliffe.

This was “take two” as our initial date was washed out!

On a splendid Spring day, 32 Club cars represented IMSMC, among the other three main Italian Car Clubs. Our cars all looked fantastic and each was worthy of a trophy. Our Judges certainly have a difficult job, as each car in all categories were separated by only 1 point after collating.

A huge thank you to our judges. They give up their time for the benefit of all. It is not a competition, but simply recognition for our participation and presentation of our cars. Thank you Judges.
The day of-course would not be possible without member participation and of course our sponsors. All is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A special mention to Carmine Losinno (Charlie). Charlie received 1st place in the 80th anniversary Topolino class. He also received the IMSMC Club “Best Car of the Day” and we highlight that among the approx 150 cars that the four clubs presented, Charlie was awarded “The Best Car Of Concorso D’Eleganza”, taking home the perpetual trophy. IMSMC has now presented the best Car of the event, 2 years running. Thank you Charlie and congratulations on a wonderful restoration. The results speak for themselves!

Great to see a new addition to our Club. Frank Tripodi, presented a Fiat 124 AC. Nice car Frank! Good to see an AC in our Club Again!
There is always something special presented at our concorso. This year was no exception. Please see the email with concorso results – and kindly note the sponsors!

Thank you.