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April Newsletter 2015


Meeting Notes


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 

You can find more information about the Festa at


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.


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,

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,

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


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras

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