January 2004
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Meeting Notes  January 13, 2004
We had a very good turnout for the January meeting of CP.  We had a total of 14 people at Mimi's.  Dual PCNC and CP member Mike Drew paid his CP dues at this meeting. This makes Mike eligible for a CP office at the elections in October.  Mike reported that his Pantera is almost track ready (it has started and been driven a few feet).
The members and friends of the Capitol Panteras will be going to a Champagne  Brunch on Sunday, February 8 at Basil's by the Lake at the Radisson Hotel, Sacramento.  After brunch, those who wish can go to AutoRama at nearby Cal Expo.  We have a reservation  time of 10 AM.  The cost is $24.95 for those age 55 and up,  $29.95 for those between 13-55, and $15.95 for those age 6-12.  Free for those under 6 years of age.  Please e-mail Jim & Emilia if you will be joining the group for brunch. Check out the link for the restaurant.  It has been voted the best brunch in Sacramento for the past four years.  If the weather allows, we can  take some club car photos at the Radisson.
Club car photos are still needed!  Please e-mail your photos along with a description/history  of your car to Web Master Ken.  This is your chance to display your car without going to a car show!
There will again be an April CP Tech Session courtesy of Rick Carlile.  It will be the first weekend in April. Thank you Rick for hosting this event.
John Worsley is planning a Brunch run to Thunder Hill Casino for the spring.  The date will be set at a later meeting. 
John McNamee announced that the Kentucky Derby Car Show is set for Saturday  May 1, 2004.  This is a class act. John will have sign up sheets at the February CP meeting.
Chili Recipe for a chilly January

This is a slow Pantera month so here is a recipe with a slight automotive connection.

Modified Quick Chili using Carroll Shelby’s Original Texas Brand Chili Kit


1-Carroll Shelby Chili Kit (brown bag of ingredients)

1 yellow onion – chopped

2-3 cloves garlic- chopped

Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil

Add  1 boneless pork chop- ground and 1 pound ground beef - cook until browned

Add  1- 6 oz. can tomato paste

         1-4 oz. can of diced green chilies

         1-10 oz. can Ro*Tel tomatoes & chilies

         2-12 oz. bottles of beer, one for the recipe and one for the chef.

Stir well

Add –large spice packet and salt packet from the Carroll Shelby Chili Kit

Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally

Add-Cayenne pepper packet from the Carroll Shelby Chili Kit

Simmer for 5 minutes

The masa flour packet should not be necessary, save it for another usage

Serve topped with graded cheddar cheese or sour cream and a beer.


Makes 4-5 servings


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  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.
Feb 1 - PCNC Super Bowl Party
Feb 8 - Brunch before AutoRama in Sacramento
Feb 10 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
Feb 28 - Nor Cal Shelby Club tour of the Towe Museum in Sacramento
March 9 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
March, April or May - Thunder Valley Brunch Run
April 3- Capitol Pantera Tech Session at Rick C.
April 13 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
April 21-25 - Las Vegas Fun Rally
May 1 - Kentucky Derby Car Show near Wilton
May 11 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
June 5-6 - Wine Country Classic Vintage Races, Sears Point
June ?? - Reno/Tahoe Pantera Fun Weekend-in Reno
June ?? - Shriner's Hospital Concours d'Elegance- Sacramento
June 8 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
June 18-20 - Shelby Mini Nats, Thunderhill
July 13 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
July ?? - Hot Rods and Harleys Car Show - Lodi Lake
Aug 10 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
August 13 - Concorso Italiano, Monterey
August 13 -15 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
Sept 4-5 - Shelby Open Track, Sears Point
Sept 14 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
Oct 2 - Concours at Serrano, Gold River
Oct 9 - Rio Rendezvous Car Show - Rio Vista
Oct 12 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
Nov 9 - Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
Suggestions for other activities in the coming year include;
Blackhawk Museum in Danville
Golf/Lunch in Farmington - at JB Golf
Sporting Clays/Lunch at Birds Landing (near Rio Vista). 
Great Pantera back road getting there!!
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.
Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Pantera #1575