Anna’s Rocky Road Recipe

Annas Rocky Road has been a hit at a number of club events, so by popular demand, here it is!


3 x 225 g packets of Cadbury Melts (chocolate)
1 x 280g Packet of Pascall pink and white marshmallows
1 x 200g packet of Raspberry lollies

You will need

A greased shallow slice tin – mine is 28.5 x 19.5cm


  1. Cut the marshmallows in half and place into a large mixing bowl
  2. Cut the raspberry lollies in half and place into the mixing bowl with the marshmallows
  3. In another bowl put the 3 packets of Melts
  4. Microwave for 45 seconds, then mix with a spoon
  5. Microwave for another 30-45 seconds and mix until completely melted.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate into the raspberry and marshmallow bowl.
  7. Mix until all the dry ingredients are coated with chocolate
  8. Pour the mixture into the greased shallow slice tin
  9. Place the tin in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  10. Cut into squares.



Raff and Jess’ Wedding

I got to use my Valiants again as wedding cars – this time I had the privilege of driving Jess to the church for her wedding to Raffaele.

It was raining on and off on the day of the wedding which was annoying as I spent a week detailing both cars ready for the event.

As I turned up at Jess’s home to pick her up it was still raining, but they were taking photos so it did not matter. Once they came out to get into the cars it actually stopped raining and held out till we got to the church.

The ceremony was very enjoyable, especially seeing Raf wearing a cravat which made me think he looked a little like Mike Preston from MasterChef. Jess looked amazing in her wedding dress.

Except she had to squeeze herself with the dress into Raf’s Alfa GTV for the drive to the reception center in the city. There was a slight detour with all the wedding cars, groomsmen and bridesmaids going through the McDonalds drive through on Tapley’s Hill Rd. They ordered nuggets and drinks while the photographer took photos of the cars going through!

I dropped the bridesmaids of at the reception centre and made my way to the top floor of the Topham Carpark for photos of the groomsmen next to the cars.

From there I made my way home as I had an engagement party to attend.


Woodside Providore

So another month has passed, another club run completed and what a club run it was!! The last couple of months have been cold and dreary, with only the most diehard of members braving the harsh weather to come out for the Sunday runs. This Sunday however, the sun came out to make up for lost time, encouraging many members to bring out their pride and joys.

As you can imagine with the weather being so exquisite, there were plenty of members who we met at Woodside Providore, and also many members meeting at The Tower to make the most of the gorgeous weather in their prized cars. Indeed, this particular run was one of our best yet, not purely due to the numbers, but also thanks to the magical drive from The Tower to Woodside Providore.

The cohort of cars powered up Lobethal Road with enthusiasm, whipping and weaving along with aplomb and fury, their sonorous noises booming against the cliff edges and through the valley. It was truly magical stuff, especially with the pace being exciting but not overly fast, with each car nicely spaced to ensure everyone had fun safely.

As always, Woodside Providore delivered the goods on the food side, with everyone more than happy with the quality and service, especially since almost 30 members arrived when the original booking was for 15!!

All in all, a wonderful day spent with friends new and old, looking forward to the next one in September.


Stirling Sunday Run

Our Sunday run to Stirling started out a little overcast, but turned out to be very foggy while driving through the Adelaide Hills. But still it was an enjoyable drive the long way around to get to the Stirling Hotel for breakfast.

There were approximately 28 of us and we all had a good time and an enjoyable breakfast.

It is a good destination that we should go to another time for breakfast or lunch.


Mount Lofty Run

A chilly day greeted the June breakfast run.

Members travelled thru the hills to the Mount Lofty Summit Cafe for a wonderful warming breakfast and good company.

A slight drizzle as we departed made for an interesting drive home.


Barbeque Lunch at Harrogate

Our run on the 5th May was for lunch at Harrogate. After meeting at the Tower Hotel we travelled in convoy to the freeway and up into the hills and on to Chris and Maureen’s wonderful property for lunch.

The barbeque was in full swing thanks to Dom and Maria. The marinade on the meat was out of this world, due to Dom’s love of honey bourbon. Salads and desserts were provided by all the members who attended and they were delicious!

Lunch was in the old shearing shed made even better with floor to ceiling windows which provided fantastic views over the countryside. After lunch we all had a wander around the magnificent gardens – photo opportunities abound. Many thanks to Chris and Maureen for making their place available to the Club.


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.


Legri and Anthea’s Wedding

I was very honored to be involved in Anthea and Legri’s wedding.

I had the privilege to drive Anthea, her parents and the bridesmaids from their home in Allenby Gardens to the Manor at Basket Range where the ceremony was being held.

Anthea was stunning in her wedding dress, as were the brides maids.

It was a leisurely drive to the ceremony but I had my fingers crossed that it would not rain as it was an overcast day. But the rain mostly held out till after the ceremony and the photo session, only raining slightly towards the end.


Three Club Run

On Sunday 3rd March 2019 the club was invited to join the Fiat Lancia Car Club and the Alfa Romeo Car Club in a combined 3 club run to Gumeracha for breakfast at the Rocking Horse Café.

The SICC Members met at the Tower Hotel at 7:45 a.m. Ten member cars left the Tower Hotel carpark at 8:10 to drive to the Burnside Library car park where they joined the other two car clubs. In total there were approximately 30 cars and 50 members representing the 3 clubs. We left the car park at about 8:30 a.m. to enjoy a drive through the Adelaide hills on yet another perfect Adelaide Sunday morning. The drive up to Gumeracha included the infamous Corkscrew Road and to in some beautiful views along the way.

The members from the 3 clubs almost completely filled the Rocking Horse Café where we enjoyed a magnificent breakfast before making our way back to the city. All clubs agreed that the day was a success and are looking at organising similar events in the future.


Useful Links

Italian marque related sites

  • T124 – Australia’s leading media hub for Italian Cars FIAT, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and more
  • – Site concentrating on Italian cars within Australia
  • Bits Of Italy – Victorian based Fiat / Lancia specialist
  • The Spare Place – Leo Nozza will look after you with all your FIAT, Alfa, and even BMW parts
  • Turin Imports – A major importer of European car related parts
  • FIATorque – Specialises in Fiat, Lancia, Niki maintenance, repairs, enhancements
  • Bayless Fiat Lancia world – A site exclusively to Fiat and Lancia Beta automobiles
  • ALFAUTO Parts – Mille Miglia Motors (Victoria) new & used genuine parts (Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo)
  • Centreline International – Hard to get Alfa parts
  • Auto Ricambi – for vintage FIAT parts
  • Vick Auto Sports – Parts and performance parts for Fiat – Alfa – Lancia
  • Wikicars – Wikicars has extensive reviews of cars with owners’ contributions providing real-life experiences and links to other car clubs
  • Classic Car Drivers Association – Is a website for historic and classic cars tips and information, technical specifications and photos of more than 20,000 classics, addresses for the purchase, restoration, storage or maintenance of your car

Car Club Websites

Motorsport Links