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February Newsletter 2015


Meeting Notes


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.



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,

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,

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


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras

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