February 2010

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Super Bowl Party, Morgan Hill, 2/7/10

by Emilia Seiferling


Jim and I decided to attend the PCNC Super Bowl Party this year.  We had never attended their annual club gathering.  We packed up a dish of corn bread and some home made honey butter and headed off to the party, in Morgan Hill, at the home of Pam and Roger Sharp.  We made good time, with only one stop.  We forgot to bring beverages so we had to stop at the store to pick them up on our way.  We stopped at the Wal-Mart Super Store in Morgan Hill. What a nice store.  I wish we had one closer to our home.


We arrived a bit after noon.  There were already a number of people present.  We estimated the total number of people attending to eventually be between 60-70 people.  Everyone that arrived dropped off their food items and stocked the coolers with soda and beer.  The main dish was chili.  There were 4 or 5 different styles of chili to pick from for the late lunch feast that was available.  There was no lack of good food at this party.  We chatted with old Pantera friends that we had not seen since the last POCA gathering and met some now Pantera people.  We were the only Capitol Pantera members in attendance (Mike Drew was there; his main POCA chapter is PCNC, but he is an associate member of CP).


There were two separate areas set up to watch the big game. There was one area in the house and one in the garage. Not everyone was interested in the game, but all had a good time.  It was not difficult to have a good time when there is so much good food and fellowship.  We left for home after the half time show so as to not get home too late.  What a surprise to find out that the lead changed while we were in transit!


Jim and I thank PCNC for warmly welcoming us to this function, as they have other of their functions in the past.  It just goes to demonstrate what a great group POCA members are.  While we didn't drive the Pantera to this event, it was yet another great day because we have a Pantera.  (The reason for not driving the Pantera could be another article for a future CP newsletter.)





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Summary of the February 2010 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The February meeting had no Panteras in the parking lot at Mimi's, but there was a Bricklin.  The group consisted of Jim & Emilia, Ken, John Worsley, Rick, John McNamee and Lamar.  There was no raffle due to the low attendance.  John won "driving for gas $" as he was the only club car present. Because of the lack of competition, the rules for the "driving of gas $" will change effective next month.  There must be at least two cars present to have a drawing.  There will be no more winning by default.


Treasurer John reported that there is $1081-ish in the club treasury.  We voted to renew our Club membership in the California Auto Museum.  John will send them a check and a membership roster.  The renewal includes free entrance for our members to the Museum.


Webmaster Ken announced that the new server system will save us money.  He would like all members to submit new photos.  He is doing an updated and redesigned web page.


Racing schedules for Rick and Carl have been added to the Club calendar.  Maybe some of the CP members will be able to attend Rick and Carl's races and to cheer them on to victory.


The Tech Session at Rick's may get moved to May.  Rick will have a date for us at the March CP meeting.  This would make the tech session closer to the POCA Fun Rally.  Hopefully some members would use the tech session to fine tune their cars for the drive to the Fun Rally in Reno.


If anyone would like to set up a drive this summer, please bring your idea to the next CP meeting.



                                2010 EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Notes:      Capitol Pantera member, Carl Stein, will be racing his Trans-Am Mangusta in the

                   SCC Road  Racing  Series.


                   Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.

           Rick has also applied to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and the Monterey Historics.


Feb 19-21  Autorama, Cal Expo

Feb 21        EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Feb  28       EuroSunday, Sacramento @ The California Auto Museum


March  9     Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

March 13-14 HMSA Spring Club Event @ Thunderhill

March 21     EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

March 28     EuroSunday, Sacramento @


April 9-11    SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

April 9-11    CSRG Road Racing @ Infineon

April  13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

April             Tech session at Rick's office/shop   This is a go. Exact date to be set by Rick.

April 18        EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

April  25       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

April 30-May 2   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca


May 1           "Hot Rods & Harleys"Drive and picnic - Coloma.  Chairman Jeff

May              Spring Sprint, open track at ??.  The Shelby Club.

May  11        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

May 14-16    CSRG Road Racing @ Thunderhill

May 16         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

May  23        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


June 2-6      POCA Fun Rally, Reno

June 5-6       Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival , Sears Point


June  8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 10-13   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca

June 20         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

June              Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 27         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 13        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 18          EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

July 18          Concourse at the Precedio in San Francisco

July 23-25    SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

July 25          EuroSunday, Sacramento @

July 31          Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 7-8       Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli


Aug 10        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 12       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 13        Concorso Italiano,

Aug 13-15   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca 

Aug 15         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Aug 22         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 3-5      SCCA Road Racing @ Infineon

Sept 14       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 19        EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Sept 24-26  SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

Sept 26        EuroSunday


Oct 1-3        CSRG Road Racing @ Infineon

Oct 12        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 10         Italian Car Show, Alameda.  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 17         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Oct 15-17   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca

Oct             19th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista - Chairman, Jim ( lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct              Fall Classic, open track at ??.  Shelby Club.

Oct 24         EuroSunday, Sacramento @ 

Oct 30-31   CSRG Road Racing @ Thunderhill


Nov 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 21       EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Nov 28       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 4       Capitol Panteras Christmas Party Host- Duane & Darice Harlin.


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
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#7114 [JIMS CAT]

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