Wednesday, November 15, 2017

St Albans 500 Drive Day

On Sunday the 12th of November, 11  Fiat 500s with 30 family and friends attended the FIAT 500 run to Saint Albans.

Upon meeting in McGraths Hill, the cavalcade was underway, crossing some of the nicest countryside in Sydney’s back yard!

The impact our “Little jewels” have on passing motorists and the general public is amazing – smile, waves and a gentle toot on the horn, always in abundance.

At Wiseman’s Ferry, we crossed the river, by punt and made our way to SETTLERS Pub @ Saint Albans, where we had lunch in the beer garden, on a reserved table/setting, for the IMSMC Family.

At the conclusion of lunch, we made our way back across the river by punt, then following the river bank for a 30km cruise, admiring the sites. I call it our own little Lake Como – the settings truly similar to many picturesque views  & locations of Italy!

A great day had by all with the little classics ensuring that we all made it home safely!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Classic Yass

On Saturday and Sunday the 4th and 5th Of November, 26 members and 15 cars participated in a weekend in Yass as part of the Classic Yass car festival.

Our departure from Pheasants Nest, creating a cavalcade for the next approximate 200kms to the wonderful Yass Valley, into Banjo Paterson Park. Somehow we created a grand entrance, as the public immediately noticing that the Italian classics had come to town.

Food stalls in abundance, with artifacts of yesteryear on display and for sale - some members obtaining some of those "hard to find items".

The park was full of wonderful cars, of all makes and sizes pre 1980! Amazingly, over 300 vehicles on display.

Members enjoyed a great country lunch and beverage, as only country towns can provide!

Our Saturday night involved a gathering (via a courtesy bus) to The Soldiers club of Yass, where we enjoyed music of the 60's & 70's, by THE HIPS, containing 2 of the original members of Ol 55' . Halfway during the night, we were entertained by the local Dance group, turning on a wonderful display of Jive, Rock n Roll, Charleston Dance! What a delight!

Sunday morning saw the crew reassemble for breakfast - soon after on our way, bound for Home! 

One must report that the traffic allowing our vehicles to remain in single file for the trip home, showing respect for our classic vehicles with a honk & a wave!

A great weekend enjoyed by all.