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April Newsletter 2014


Meeting Notes


President John was in charge of the April meeting.  This was our third time to meet at Coco's.  It is nice to have a private room for our group.  I also noticed that people are getting more familiar with the menu and a half a dozen people have started to order some of Coco's wonderful looking desserts.  I can only assume that they tasted as good as they looked since there were only empty plates on the table.


We had 13 people present this month.  Those attending were; Emilia & Jim Seiferling, Henry Kirk, Ken Montgomery, Ron Southern, John McNamee, Mike & Nancy Haney, Mila & Lamar Fairchild, Mike Zamorelli, John Drago & his wife.


President John reported that he and Carl Stein have been working on where our donation to the California Auto Museum should go.  No final decision has been made.  John hopes to have this finalized so that a check can be presented to CAM at our June CP meeting.  That meeting will be held at the museum.  Please note that meeting will be on Thursday, June 19.  John will arrange food for the meeting.  More details will be provided at the May meeting, which will be a Coco's as usual. 


John displayed his latest DeTomaso item - DeTomaso speedometer clock. He had one of the clocks available for the monthly raffle.  Lamar was the lucky winner of the clock.  If you would like to buy a clock, please contact John.  (916-456-3809)  Emilia will be swapping a DeTomaso afghan for one of the clocks.  John will be donating $5 per clock to Capitol Panteras.  Thank you John!


John Drago is now a Pantera owner.  He found his Pantera with the help of Mike Drew.  It was found in Oregon and will be delivered to California soon.  Everyone needs to come to the May CP meeting at Coco's to check out the new addition to the club. Please try and drive your club car so that John's Pantera won't feel lonely in the parking lot.


Driving for Gas Money this month was won by Ken.  Also in the running for the gas money were Pres. John and Lamar.


Emilia announced that her Rio Vista Soroptimist Club will be holding a Road Rally on Saturday, April 26.  It should be a fun drive in the Delta.  Please read the attached flier.  Contact Emilia for tickets.  We will most likely be in the Fiat, so your Pantera would be really special in the rally.  The important thing is to get out and drive, whether it is a daily driver or a club car. We hope to see some of you in Rio Vista.



Capitol Panteras Events in Red


April 20       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Starbucks, Folsom

April 20-21 Spring Sprint, The Shelby Club @ Thunderhill

April 26       Car Show, Grass Valley.  Pre-72 cars.

April 26       Rio Vista Car Rally - contact Emilia for details

April 27       EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Sacramento Auto Museum



May 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

May 17-18Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Sonoma Raceway

May 18       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

May 18       All British Car Show, Dixon Fairgrounds

May 25       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

May 28 to  Poca Fun Rally - 2014 in San Diego

June 1


June             2014 Capitol Conour's d'Elegance

June 19      Capitol Panteras meeting at The Sacramento Auto Museum

                     Note: this is a Thursday, due to Museum schedule

June 15       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

June 22       EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

July 20        Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

July 27        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Aug 3-4      Shelby Club Summer Heat @ Sonoma

Aug            5th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento

Aug 2-3      Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 3        Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli

Aug 12      Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

Aug 14       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon. 

Aug 16       Concorso Italiano,

Aug 15-17 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is Maserati) 

Aug 17       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Aug 24       EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

                    (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 21      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @


Sept 28      EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Oct 3-5       CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma

Oct 14      Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

                  (Elections of club officers)

Oct 11       21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista

                   Chairman, Jim (lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct3-5      Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @ Sonoma

Oct 12?     Italian Car Show, Alameda.

                   A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.


Oct             Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton

Oct 19       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Oct 28       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 31 to   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov 2


Nov 11     Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

Nov           Turkey Bowl, Shelby Club

Nov 16      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Nov 23      Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec          Capitol Panteras Christmas Party


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras

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