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August Newsletter 2016


August Meeting Notes

By Jim Seiferling


The July meeting of Capitol Panteras was held at Mimiís. We had 11 people attending.  Rick Carlile and Steve Christiansen drove their Panteras  and Rick won the driving for dollars prize money for the second month in a row.  We did do a raffle and Steve won a $20 gift card to AutoZone.


President John said we all need to get our registrations completed for the Niello Concourse at Serrano, Sunday October 2nd.

All Pantera, Mangusta, Longchamp, Vallelunga, Deauville, and Innocenti owners are invited to attend the concours since DeTomaso is the featured marque.  There will be at least four classes of cars for the judging, with Steve Wilkinson and Mike Drew serving as judges.  John promised the organizers a big turnout for the event, so letís all go online and get registered.


There was much discussion around the table.  The various topics included the following.


The current status of POCA leadership

President Michael Short has resigned after much turmoil.  Apparently the clubs bylaws allow the board to appoint people to fill any openings on the board until the next regular scheduled elections.  POCA members should be receiving e-mails as the situation changes.


Monterey Weekend

Rick Carlile will be racing his TVR at Laguna Secca.  He reported that one of the cars in his race group will be driven by pro driver Boris Said.   Carl Stein is not racing his Trans Am Shelby this year but will be part of the pit crew for another racer.  Lori and Mike Drew are planning to attend a variety of event that weekend. No one else at the meeting currently has plans to attend.


Lemons Race

Lori Drew reported on her experiences racing at the Lemons race at Thunder Hill.  While not finishing as high as desired, a good time was had at the race.  Lori told the group of many of the funny and crazy things that took place at the race.


Panteras for Sale

Paul Bowdenís Pantera is in storage in Sacramento and is for sale.  The asking price is $65,000.  There has not been much advertising for this car.  The car is not on display, only in storage, so it not readily available for inspection.  This is the car with the twin superchargers.


Concourse at Serrano

The majority of people at the meeting have signed up online for the event.  President John encouraged everyone to sign up for the event. There was some talk of a Pantera dinner on Saturday night but the exact details were vague at best.  If any information more certain develops, it will be passed along to those who will have their Panteras at the event. 


Club Christmas Party

The topic of the club Christmas party came up late in the meeting.  The restaurant where we went last year is closed.  No one was too sad or surprised to hear this.  Rudyís was suggested.  It has good food, several different sized private rooms, and plenty of parking.  Several local car clubs meet at Rudyís on a monthly base.  President John asked John Drago to check it out for the club.


2016 Events Calendar


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

Aug 20      Concorso Italiano,

Aug 18-21 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is BMW Ė Celebrating its 100th Anniversary)

Aug 21      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Sharif Jewelers, 1338 Howe Ave

Aug 25      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Beach Hut Deli, 3955 Park Dr, El Dorado Hills

Aug 28      EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Craft Beer Vault, 6508 Lonetree Blvd #108, Rocklin


Sept 10      California Auto Museum Cruise Fest, Fulton Ave, Sacramento

Sept 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís

                  (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 18      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Diamond Autosports 2, Rocklin

Sept 25      EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Sept 30-Oct 2  CSRG Vintage Races @


Oct 2        Serrano Concourse, with 45 Years of deTomaso Pantera, as the marque

Oct 8        21st 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 9        Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Niello Porsche, 4525 Granite Dr, Rocklin

Oct 11       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís (Elections of club officers)

Oct 15-16 Shelby Club, Fall Classic @ Thunderhill

Oct           Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton

Oct 23       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 28-30  CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill


Nov 14      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís

Nov           Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Nov 25      Shelby Club Laguna Bowl, @ Laguna Seca

Nov 27      Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec  3?     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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