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August 2018 Newsletter
Frasinetti Dinner, July 28th
By Sue Choate
It's Saturday, July 28th, the day of the Frasinetti Winery Dinner has arrived. It was a 100 degree day in Sacramento, but thankfully our AC was working great for our drive in the Pantera to the winery. As we turned down the appropriately named Frasinetti Road, the hidden treasure of Frasinetti Winery came into view. With special parking reserved for the Panteras in front of the Winery, we parked our car along with Panteras belonging to Linda & Randy Welch, Barbara & John Webber, Merry & Steve Dalcino & Hans Schulz. We then headed to the Tasting Room, our meeting spot for the evening. Frasinetti Winery offers free wine tasting and they have many wonderful wines to choose from. As we join our friends in the tasting room I was happy to see none other than Gary Frasinetti doing the pouring. Gary is a 3rd generation co-owner of the winery and just happens to be an original owner of a 1974 green Pantera.
We spent some time wine tasting and socializing and it was soon time to make our wine selection and head to the dinning room for our dinner. We were seated in a comfortable private room, a part of the original historic winery. Our dinners were soon served as conversation continued. There always seems to be lots to talk about when good friends get together. Garry & I bought a fabulous bottle of Frasinetti zinfandel wine which I tried very hard to share, but there were no takers as everyone was content with their meal and drink of choice. Our dinner choices were New York Steak, Risotto crusted salmon, Chicken Frasinetti, and for dessert, Bailey's chocolate mousse or cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal.
The dinner was a Capitol Pantera event however many PCNC members and other car friends joined us. Those attending were Linda & Randy Welch, Nancy & Mike Haney, Emilia & Jim Seiferling, Barbara & John Webber, Merry & Steve Dalcino, Emily Campbell (Merry's sister), Beth & John Drago, Sheri & Terry Morofsky, Heather & Don Hagel (friends of Sue, Garry, Linda & Randy), Diane Dean & Tom Galli, Julie & Tom Reimers (friends of Diane & Tom), Hans Schulz & his service dog Ivy, and Sue & Garry Choate.
After a wonderful dinner and an enjoyable visit with our dear friends it was soon time to say goodby and head for home. It was another fun evening with our friends & Pantera family at the beautiful historic Frasinetti Winery.
I am so thankful for this beautiful car that has brought us so much happiness, good times and so many amazing friends.
Until next time. . Sue.
Mike Drew at Oshkosh, with “his” C-5 Galaxy
4th Annual Cops & Rodders Show & Shine Fly-in
Car & Airplane show. A fund raiser hosted by the Placerville Area CHP
Saturday, September 29th 2018
See website for more information & to register your car: www.placervillechpfund.org
Registration is $30.00
Vehicle check-in 7am to 8am. Show is from 9am to 3pm
Location: The Cameron Park Airpark on Boeing Road at Western Drive in Cameron Park.
Directions: Exit 35, Cameron Park Drive off of Hwy 50. Left on Oxford Drive and follow the signs.
Garry Choate will be one of the judges. They are looking for more judges for the show. If you have
any interest in being a judge please call 530-622-1110 ext 326. Or e-mail 245CRO@chp.ca.gov
See the attached jpg file for the dash plaque
Meeting Notes, at Strings
August 14, 2018
By Jim Seiferling
We had 11 people at our August meeting at Strings and 2 Panteras in the parking lot. We have a new member, Eric Mitchell, who is restoring a 1971 Pantera that he purchased from Ebay. John Drago won the driving for dollars prize. Mike Drew brought a new book “Extreme Panteras”, donated by David & Linda Adler to Capital Panteras. We raffled the book at that meeting. This is a beautiful “coffee table” book and two of our members have their cars in the book, Jeff Budelli and John McNamee. We collected $90 in raffle money and the book was won by Jim Seiferling.
John Drago thanked Sue and Garry Choate for putting together the dinner at the Frasinetti Winery. He also reported that next years fun rally will be in Reno, June 5-9, 2019. The venue isn’t known at this time.
George Potiris volunteered to have a club dinner at his house in Elk Grove on Sunday, September 9th at 5pm. It will be a semi-pot luck with everyone bringing a salad or dessert. George will supply the entrée. Please RSVP to Jim if you will be attending with the dish that you will be bringing. So far we have a pasta salad from Sue and a dessert from Emilia. Upon receiving your RSVP, Jim will send you the house address and gate code to get into George’s gated community. We need a head count to insure that there is enough food for everyone to enjoy.
Rick is not going Laguna Seca this year. The TVR didn't get accepted this year. A lot of US production cars got squeezed out due to Datsun/Nissan being the featured Marque. Lots of 510's and 240 Z's filled up the Group. Carl will also not be taking his Trans-Am Shelby Mustang as well this year. Rick reported that his TVR windshield was destroyed in a race at Portland, Oregon. A rock pebble was thrown up by a car in front of him, hit his windshield and it exploded because the windshield was made with tempered glass, not laminated. This type of glass was used at the time this TVR was made. He’s still vacuuming up glass bits from every nook and cranny inside the car. When on the race track, always have your helmet face shield down (Rick did)!
Mike & Lori Drew and Sue & Garry Choate will be going to Monterey for all the car events. We hope that one of the will do an article for the CP newsletter! Please consider that a formal request for an article.
2018 Events Calendar
Aug 18-19 Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca
Aug 23 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 25 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 23-26 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is BMW – Celebrating its 100th Anniversary)
Aug 26 Pebble Beach Concours
Aug 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Craft Beer Vault, 6508 Lonetree Blvd #108, Rocklin
Sept 9 Capitol Panteras Pot Luck dinner at George Potiris’s home, in Elk Grove
Sept 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings
(Nominations for club officers)
Sept 16 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Sept 20 Blackhawk – Movie and talk – “Tucker” – 6 pm to10 pm. Cost $20 for members, $25 non-members.
Sept 22 Ironstone Concours, Murphy’s Ironstone Winery
Sept 23 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Sept 27-30 Rennsport Reunion (Porsche) @ Laguna Seca
Sept 29 4th Annual Cops & Rodders Show & Shine Fly-in, Car & Airplane show
Oct 5-7 CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma
Oct 6 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento
Oct 7 Niello Concours at Serrano, Celebrating the Italian Marques
Oct 12 21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista
Oct 13-14 Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
Oct 13? Italian Car Show, Alameda.
A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.
Oct 9 Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings
(Elections of club officers)
Oct 18 Cobra Museum, movie night, (TBA)
Oct ? Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton
Oct 21 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Oct 27 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Nov 2-4 CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill
Nov 13 Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings
Nov ? Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Nov 24 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec ?? Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
Dec 8 PCNC Christmas Party
Dec 9 Dreams & Drivers
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities
Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras
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