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October 2019 Newsletter
Rio Vista Bass Derby and Car Show
October 12, 2019
By Jim Seiferling
Our local car club, The Delta Drifters, has always had a pre Bass Derby car show dinner on Friday night. It is usually pot luck, with a theme. This year it was Mexican which resulted in lots of interesting dishes. One of our members has an impressive “man cave garage” next to his house and can handle a large group. This year we only had about 20 people. He’s hosted over events with up to 75+ people. Our club used to run the car show on Saturday. The Lions club took it over from us a few years ago. Unfortunately they didn’t have any “car guys”, so the event suffered from lack of publicity to other hot rod clubs in the area. There was also some very questionable judging. The most egregious example was a trophy given to an entrant for “best engine”. The problem was the hood on that car was never open during the car show! They also increased the exhibitor fee to a level not commensurate with other car shows. They were after the money, and not increasing the participation. Yes, it does take a lot of effort to put on a good show. When we were running it, we had over 200+ cars and motorcycles attend. This year not over 100. The Gomez Adams School of management. Oh well.
Minutes from John McNamee
(Thank you John for taking minutes. Jim)
Jim was unable to attend. He was having a medical scan the next day; 24 hours of fasting and being quiet was required.
The weather was perfect and brought out 12 cars! 23 people attended the meeting.
Jeff Budelli, Rick Carlile, John McNamee, John Drago, Brian Regan, Mike Drew, Gary Choate
Jon Snyder, Fred Thompson, Norman Pyle, Jim Moore and Steve Wills. The new guys were friends of John Drago that he met at Cars and Coffee.
Possible new members! Sorry it was to dark for pictures
John Drago won the $10 drawing, I used cash from Christmas reservation.
We have 10 paid for the Christmas Party lunch.
Next months meeting will be at Rick Carlile's shop, in the Natomas area, 6pm November 12th.
Bring your own drinks and a dessert to share. Club will supply pizza...please RSVP.....VERY IMPORTANT!
Bring a chair as well. The address will be sent when you RSVP.
Gary and Sue Choate got an Honorable Mention for their Pantera at the Ironstone Car Show
Rick Carlile had some bad luck over the weekend at Sonoma; he blew up his motor in the TVR, lack of oil.
Looks like he has his winter project rebuilding his motor for 2020 season
At the August meeting, John Drago offered to continue on as President in 2020.
Please see the attached Word file for our Christmas lunch information.
On January 1, 2020 (79 days from now) California Cap & Trade is going to cause gas taxes to go up by as much as 72 cents per gallon!
Check out the latest issue of the ACCC Defender newsletter. http://www.acccdefender.org/images/pdf/newsletter/September-2019.pdf
Website; http://acccdefender.org/ Capitol Panteras is a supporting member of The Association of California Car Clubs.
2019 Events Calendar
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.
Oct 17 Movie Night at the Cobra Museum, Martinez (Last American Hero)
Oct 27 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Jake Tomlinson & Co, 13810 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Nov 1-3 CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill
Nov 9-10 Good Guys Car Show, Pleasanton
Nov 12 Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings
Nov 24 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec 7 Capitol Panteras Christmas Party, 1pm lunch in Isleton
Dec 7 Speaker @ The Blackhawk Museum, “Brooklands”
Dec 14 PCNC Christmas Party
Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras
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