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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.)
Wanted: Articles for CP Newsletter
If you have attended a car function of any type, please write about your car adventures and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next Capitol Pantera newsletter. If newsletter articles are not received, then it will be more of Jim & Emilia's automotive adventures or "The Motoring Mouth"
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. http://www.sfrscca.org/content/section/4/26/
Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.
http://www.csrgracing.org/ Rick has also applied to race at the Sonoma Historic
Motorsports Festival and the Monterey Historics.
Feb 19-21 Autorama, Cal Expo http://www.hotrodshows.com/home.html
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, http://www.italiancenter.net/
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. http://www.pebblebeachconcours.net/Tour.htm
Aug 13 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 13-15 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca http://www.montereyhistoric.com/
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.
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