We would encourage everyone to become a POCA member, if you aren't already a member. Your membership in the national club helps fund your local chapter. You can download a membership application at http://www.poca.com/ Please help our club grow.
April Newsletter 2015
The April Capitol Panteras meeting was back at Mimi's after the closing of Coco's. All future regular monthly meetings will be at Mimi's. Those in attendance this month were: President John, newsletter editors Jim and Emilia, Ron Southern, Mike & Lori Drew, Rick Carlile, Garry & Sue Choate, John & Beth Drago, Mike & Nancy Haney, Darice & Duane Harlan, and Ken Montgomery. There were five Club cars in the Mimi's parking lot. Rick, Garry, Mike D. and John D. all drove their Panteras and Ken drove his DeLorean. Ken won the "Driving for Gas $" drawing.
Since there was a good turn out at this meeting, we held the raffle. The winners were Ron and Ken. Ron won a $50 gift certificate to a bakery and Ken won a $ 25 gift certificate to Habit Burgers.
We had a presentation about Festa Italiana given by Paul Petrali. The dates for this years Festa are August 1 - 2. If you display your Italian car, you get free entry, free water, free wine tasting, and discount food tickets. Rick told the group that this is a fun event with live music, Italian folk dancing, and bocce ball. He has always enjoyed being a part of the Capitol Pantera Sunday display at Festa Italiana. If you are interested in displaying your car, please contact Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information about the Festa at www.festaitalianasacramento.com
President John will be arranging the June CP meeting at the California Automobile Museum. A Saturday date will cost us money, so we will be doing a weekday evening. If he can arrange for the third Thursday, that will be our June meeting. Once the date is confirmed, we will notify the membership. As always, all PCNC members are welcome to join with CP at the Museum.
President John reminded us that the Serrano Concourse 2015 will have a special DeTomaso area. John wants to have a good showing of Panteras at this event. He has arranged to have Pantera expert Steve Wilkinson be a judge at the event. John has told the organizers that we can product 20+ cars. So please mark your calendar for October 4, 2015, which is the first Sunday of October. Capitol Panteras would like to invite all DeTomaso owners to attend this event. So please consider a drive to Sacramento, this October, from the Bay area or Reno/ Tahoe area to join us for the Serrano Concourse. It may be a bit far for Southern Californians to drive north, but we would welcome all DeTomaso cars at the event. Lori Drew will be sending out a special notice to all PCNC members. http://www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com
2015 Events Calendar
Capitol Panteras Events in Red
April 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Royal Detail, Elk Grove
April 25 Car Show, Grass Valley. Pre-72 cars.
April 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ The Fountains, Roseville
May 1 Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
May 12 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
May 17 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Future Ford
May 17 All British Car Show, Dixon Fairgrounds
May 24 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
May 30-31Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Sonoma Raceway
Rick will be racing.
June 18 Capitol Panteras meeting at the California Auto Museum
June 21 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
June 28 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
July 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
July 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
July 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Aug 1 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento
Aug 1-2 Festa Italiana, Sacramento, http://www.italiancenter.net/
Aug 2 Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday
Aug 7 Shelby Club @ Sonoma
Aug 8-9 Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca
Aug 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Aug 13 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 15 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 13-16 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is ???)
Aug 16 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Aug 23 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Aug 23 2015 Capitol Conour's d'Elegance
Sept 8 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
(Nominations for club officers)
Sept 20 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Sept 27 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Oct 2-3 CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma
Oct 4 Serrano Concourse, with a special section for deTomaso's
Oct 10 21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista
Chairman, Jim (lunch at Foster's Big Horn)
Oct10 Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @
Oct 11 Italian Car Show, Alameda.
A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.
Oct 13 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
(Elections of club officers)
Oct 17? Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton
Oct 18 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Oct 25 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Oct 30 CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill
Nov 10 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Nov 15 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Nov 22 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities