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February Newsletter 2015
The February Capitol Pantera meeting was held at Coco's. Those in attendance were: President John, newsletter editors Jim and Emilia, Sue & Garry Choate, Ken Montgomery, Ron Southern, John Drago, Lori & Mike Drew, Rick Carlile, Mike & Nancy Haney, Darice & Duane Harland, and Henry Kirk. There were enough Club cars in the parking lot to hold the "Driving for Gas $" drawing. Duane was the winning driver. The raffle prize was one of the items won by the Club at the "Dreams & Drivers" gathering in October, which featured the Bricklin of late member John Worsley. The winner of the raffle was Jim. He took home an auto detailing kit.
President John will be trying to arrangeto have the June CP meeting at the California Automobile Museum. If possible he will get a Saturday date. That would enable more members to attend, as well as any other POCA members from the Bay Area to make the drive over for a noontime gathering. Details to follow as they develop.
Mike Haney announced that the POCA Board would be sending out ballots in the next POCA Newsletter. The ballots will be concerning a change in the voting procedure for POCA. Mike and President John encouraged all members to vote. There will be discussion and voting at the March CP meeting.
President John has the new Capitol Panteras checking account set and ready for use. Future checks, written to the Club, should be written Capitol Panteras / John McNamee. This change has made the bank happy with us, without having to take out a tax id number.
Ron Southern shared some automotive news about his workplace, The Sonoma Fairmont Resort. The resort has recently acquired two new Cadillac Escalades as part of their fleet. The base price per auto was $83,500. As equipped they came in at $95,400! The resort has also installed two three-hour chargers for electric cars. This was due in part to the fact that you can now rent a Tesla at SFO. They have several Teslas per week at the resort.
The Serrano Concourse 2015 will have a special DeTomaso area, thanks to President John's efforts. 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 area 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. http://www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com
2015 Events Calendar
Capitol Panteras Events in Red
Feb 22 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ The Pavilions on Fair Oaks Blvd.
March 10 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
March 15 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Nugget Market, Roseville
March 22 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
April 2 Spring Sprint, The Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
April ? Tech session at Rick's office/shop in Sacramento
April 10 CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma
April 4? Car Show at Mustang's Plus, Stockton
April 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
April 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Royal Detail, Elk Grove
April 25 Car Show, Grass Valley. Pre-72 cars.
April 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
May 1 Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
May 12 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
May 17 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
May 17 All British Car Show, Dixon Fairgrounds
May 24 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
May 30-31Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Sonoma Raceway
June TBD Capitol Panteras meeting at the California Auto Museum
June 21 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
June 28 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
July 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
July 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
July 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Aug 1 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento
Aug 1-2 Festa Italiana, Sacramento, http://www.italiancenter.net/
Aug 2 Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli
Aug 7 Shelby Club @ Sonoma
Aug 8-9 Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca
Aug 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
Aug 13 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 15 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
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 Coco'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 Coco'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 Coco'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