Monday, May 28, 2018

Festa Della Repubblica 2018

On a glorious Autumn day, 70 members with family made up a display of 60 cars @ Club Marconi, celebrating “La Festa Della Repubblica 2018”.

All participating members are to be commended on the manner in which they efficiently arranged their cars into position with minimal fuss, creating a display reminiscent of Piazza Siracusa!

The day panned out in typical IMSMC fashion, with discussion, laughter and sharing “delights” of which were readily (and abundantly) available throughout the stalls at Club Marconi; Pizza, Pasta, Zeppoli, BBQ, Porchetta and of course the famous pannini from the CAMPISI FINE FOOD Stall.

We thank Club Marconi for offering every driver displaying

their car, a complimentary pasta (or Arrancini) lunch voucher & drink. We thank member William Nasato from CORPORATE AWARDS,  for offering the Trophies which were presented by the Marconi executive committee, on the day. Our winners are grinners;

Nat Stillone – 3rd Prize, Maserati Merack SS 1979
Robert Losinno – 2nd Prize, Alfa Romeo 1750 105 series 1971
Filippo Foti – 1st prize, Fiat Abarth 695 SS 1969

ALL OUR CARS ARE WONDERFUL – But one car deserves a special mention...(a personal favourite) Emmanuel Ziino, 1971 Dino GT Ferrari Coupe! Congratulations Emmanuel! A wonderful car – a real crowd pleaser!

Thank you to all that attended the day. Our Bancarella was in full swing with a great outcome. Thanks to our stall holders. A very big thank you to Oriana De Iulio, Rose Cara, Maria Losinno and Nina Stillone for your tireless efforts at the famous "Bancarella" throughout the day.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Weekend In Orange 2018

What a glorious weekend with perfect Classic Car Motoring weather!

37 members and friends joined us for what was a weekend filled with beautiful country roads, lovely local food and wines.
 Meeting at Glenbrook we convoyed in Classic Italian Made style to Lithgow and then onto Mayfield Vineyard set among the rolling hills of Orange. Enjoying the local wines, grazing at a table of nibbles and taking in the scenic views. 
Our next stop was Stockman’s Ridge a lovely vineyard with a stunning tree lined driveway where we settled in for a picnic lunch. Here we tasted the local wine which complemented beautifully with all the lovely food prepared by our members and guests. Spending the afternoon in and around the vineyards, soaking up the sunshine of the day!

Before sunset we all convoyed to our Hotel for a well-deserved rest before heading off to dinner at The Hotel Canoblas with more eating and drinking. 

Sunday was another spectacular day with the weather even milder than the day before. We head to Rowlee Wines, where we were welcomed by the owners Nicole and James who gave us a rundown of their single vineyard winery, tasting their exceptional wines. 
Next we headed to the Lake Canoblas Reserve where we took some lovely photos of our Classics with the lake as the backdrop. 

Finally we head to our lunch destination Borrodell Winery which is set on the picturesque slopes of the extinct volcano Mt Canoblas and is one of the highest vineyards with spectacular views over the Towac Valley.

Here we had an exceptional lunch, a 3 course seasonal menu from products sourced locally and from the Orchard in the vineyard. Here we all enjoyed the culinary delights of this wonderful restaurant. 

This concluded what was a special weekend with great weather, great drives, good food, wine and most importantly great company.