April 2011

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Summary of the April 2011 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The April meeting had two Panteras, a Bricklin, and a DeLorean in the parking lot at Mimi's. Lamar and Rick drove their Panteras, while John was in his Bricklin and Ken in his DeLorean.  This was a very good turn out of Club cars, especially when you consider that we only had six people at the meeting!  We have no idea why the attendance was so low.  There was no rain and the day was clear and in the high 60's!  Lets see if we can have a higher turn out next month.  A couple of members did e-mail us to tell us that they would not be able to make the meeting: Don & Kathy just returned from Don's brother's funeral, while Garry & Sue were in San Ramon readying their house for sale.  Those also attending the meeting, but not is their Club car: Jim & Emilia. We had the raffle anyway since it was a great prize and the odds of winning were good for everyone present.  The raffle prize was a custom Pantera shirt made by John McNamee. John Worsley won it.  Ken won the driving for gas money prize of $10.


The Capitol Panteras membership in the Association of California Car Clubs is up for renewal.  The group voted unanimously to renew to keep our CP club membership current.  This group does important lobbying for the collector car hobby.  The state of California is looking for money everywhere.  One of those places is the collector car hobby.  The state is considering several revenue bills that would drastically affect the hobby.  This group is a voice for all collector car hobbyists.  The other money matter taken care of at this meeting was to reimburse Emilia & Jim for the driving for gas money drawing and to give them $200 toward buying the POCA raffle tickets they will be given to sell in Reno this June.  Any prizes won with Club tickets will be used as raffle prizes at future CP meetings.  Lamar had planned to go to POCA Reno but will be racing his speedboat instead of his Pantera that week, but he bought $20 of raffle tickets.  If he wins we will bring the prize back for him.  We will do the same for any CP member who buys POCA raffle tickets in advance.  Bring your money to buy POCA raffle tickets at the May CP meeting.


As mentioned earlier in the newsletter, Don and Kathy Gagnon were unable to attend the April meeting, but  the Jackson Drive is still on for Sunday, May 15.  Please mark your calendar for this CP event.  A more definite head count will be taken at the May CP meeting.  Thank you Kathy for putting together this drive.


The Tech session for Saturday, April 16, at Rick's shop has been cancelled.  Lamar will not be racing his car at the POCA track event in Reno in June as he had originally had planned.  There were no members at the meeting that had any problems that needed to be sorted at the Tech session.  It was decided to cancel the event.  We thank Rick for being willing to host the session at his shop.  We will try again next spring.


Ken gave us the date for the British Car Show in Woodland, Sunday, May 22.  EuroSunday may also be held in Woodland that day to piggy back of the British Car Show.  Ken will be there displaying his DeLorean.  He said there has been great response from the British car community and should be a big show.  He reminded us that the show is free to the public.


Rick will be running the TVR in the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon.  Rick said the car is currently in the shop being fitted with a "new bonnet".  The one that came with the car when he bought it was an aftermarket bonnet that didn't look good and was not period correct.  Let's see if several of us can make it over to cheer him to victory or at least enjoy the shade of his pit area.  Carl is not running the Mangusta in the SCCA races this year.


Just a reminder to everyone to make their reservations of Reno.  We have made our room reservations and signed up for the dinner at the National Auto Museum. The Museum dinner is a special event with the museum open only to our POCA group.  It is a fun evening strolling among the auto displays with a glass of wine then dine in the Museum. 


Jim received an e-mail from Dennis Federighi, near Lodi.  Dennis has a Pantera for sale along with several other automobiles. Contact Dennis at

1955 Harley Davison all original show winner suicide clutch red and white,$35,000.00

1972 Ford Mach 1 lime green 76000 original miles/original car.  Redone suspension, new manifold, carb, air cleaner, has all original parts. $15,500.00

1979 Porshe 930 Turbo black/on black leather.  55,000 original miles. Original show winner            $45.000.00

1972 Pantera Red/on black, needs engine rebuilt.  37,000 original miles. Car is in pristine condition other than the need of engine rebuild. $32,000.


There wasn't too much in this month's newsletter due to our lack of automotive activity and the absence of any articles being submitted for the newsletter. Lets hope that as the weather improves that there will be more activities for everyone to report!


Wanted: Articles for CP Newsletter


If you have attended a car function of any type, please write about your car adventures and send it to  to be included in the next Capitol Pantera newsletter.  If newsletter articles are not received, then it will be more of Jim & Emilia's automotive adventures or "The Motoring Mouth".



                                2011 EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitol Panteras Events in Red



                   Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.

           Rick has been accepted to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and also applied for the Monterey Historics (status pending).


April 16       Tech Session & Track Inspection session at Rick's office/shop 9:30 AM -Cancelled

April 23        Car Show at Mustang's Plus, Stockton

April 24        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

April 30        Car Show, Grass Valley.  Pre-72 cars.

April 30         Concours Down Town Sacramento


May 10        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

May 14         PCNC tour of Sonoma Wine Country. 

May 15        Tour of the Jackson area.  Chairman-Kathy Gagnon.

May 20-22   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

May 22         British Car Show, Woodland Fairgrounds

May 22         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


June 2-5       Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Infineon - Rick is racing the TVR.

June 8-12     POCA Fun Rally, Reno.  It is the Pantera's 40th anniversary and POCA's 30th!

June 14       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 18        Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 26        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 12        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 24          EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Aug 5-6       Mini Nats @ Infineon.  Shelby Club

Aug 6           Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 7          Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman- Jeff Budelli

Aug 9          Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 18         "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 19         Concorso Italiano,

Aug 19-21   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca 

Aug 28         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 10 or 24  3rd Annual Placerville Run.  Chairman-Lamar Fairchild

Sept 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 25      EuroSunday

Sept 30-Oct 2  CSRG Vintage Races @ Infineon


Oct 8         20th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista - Chairman- Jim ( lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct 9          Italian Car Show, Alameda.  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 11       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 15-16  Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill.  Shelby Club.

Oct 22        Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton.

Oct 23        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 28-30  CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill


Nov ?        Capitol Pantera Brunch @ Ryde Hotel.  Chairman- John Worsley.

Nov 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 27       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 3 or 10  Capitol Panteras Christmas Party at ???


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
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