McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic

On Sunday 7th April, members of the Scuderia Italian Car Club made their way up to McLaren Vale to watch the Vintage and Classic cars parade down the main street at 11am.

They then went on to enjoy a Sunday lunch at Pizzateca. Some members first gathered at the Tower Hotel in Magill to then make the drive up together, whilst others planned to meet in McLaren Vale.

It was a lovely day to be out and driving, albeit a little chilly, but thankfully there was no rain in sight. Lucky for me, I was able to drive my future father-in-law Frank’s 916 Alfa Romeo Spider, which made the drive up and back more enjoyable. There’s something special about the feeling you get when driving an Alfa, which makes me miss the days of driving my 1990 Alfa Romeo 75 twin spark.

The Vintage and Classic was a promising event and there were many spectacular cars on parade for motoring enthusiasts.

Not only was it a day for cars, as many people also enjoyed the local food and wines on offer in this wine region. Last year brought in 15-20,000 people, and this year appeared to be no different.

After the event, our club members met at Pizzateca for lunch. Vito, Tony and the team always deliver, and this time was no exception. We started with some antipasti, followed by arrosticini and then of course, pizza. Coffee served from the machinetta and house made limoncello was a lovely way to end the meal, and no one could say they left hungry. It was a relaxing day of laughter and conversation over a few bottles of red, and a wonderful time to catch up and talk all things car and non-car related. Some members brought along their families which made it a nice family day out as well.