In April each year, the AutoItalia concours of Italian cars is held in Canberra. The event includes a cocktail party and dinner on Saturday night, followed by the concours on Sunday. MOCA has a strong relationship with the organizers of AutoItalia, and arranges a scenic drive from Melbourne to co-ordinate with the event. This includes an overnight stop en route for a members’ dinner, and a different return route on Monday also with optional overnight stop and dinner.
In 2023, we departed on Friday, 31 March with a morning stop at the Chocolaterie at Yarra Glen, lunch in Yarck, and then an overnight stop and dinner in Albury. On Saturday, 1 April we drove on to Canberra, staying at the Hyatt. Saturday night was at the AutoItalia cocktail party and dinner at the National Museum of Australia, followed on Sunday by the AutoItalia concours. This was followed by a farewell dinner at the Hyatt. Photos are in the gallery.