January 2011

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Summary of the  January 2011 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The January meeting had no Panteras in the parking lot at Mimi's.  Light rain and cold weather discouraged all.   Attending the meeting; Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Ken Montgomery, Rick Carlile, John Worsley, Don Gagnon, Lori Albino and Mike Drew.  We had a raffle for a mystery envelope, donated by Don Gagnon.  It was won by Don! Jim eventually won the prize by making an extra donation to the kitty.  The prize was a custom "Powered by Ford" sticker that Don had originally had several made for himself.


The main thing accomplished at this months meeting was the preliminary set up of the yearly calendar for the Capitol Panteras.  We want to thank those members that stepped up to chair club events. The only major item that is still not confirmed is the Club Christmas Party for 2011.  We have a couple of dates in mind but we need a host of the event. The Club calendar is a work in progress and can be amended as new items come up.  So if you have an idea for a Club event for this coming year, please bring your idea to a meeting or email Jim to get placed on the calendar.


Mike Drew will be keeping Capitol Panteras in the loop as far as PCNC activities.  As the PCNC dates firm up, the events will be added to the Capitol Panteras calendar.  As always, any POCA member is welcome to attend any Capitol  function.  We only ask that you tell us that you are coming.


Please read over the Club calendar and mark your personal calendar so that you don't miss any of the Capitol Pantera events this coming year.




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 or "The Motoring Mouth"




                                2011 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.  Carl will

                   not be running the car in all the races, so check with him to make sure if he will be

                   at a particular event.


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

           Rick has been accepted to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and also applied for the Monterey Historics (status pending).


Jan 23         EuroSunday @ , Sacramento at The Pavilions


Feb 5           Sacramento Museum Day, The California Auto Museum is free that day.                                                 "Automobilia, Italian Design" and "Dropped and Chopped" are the current shows.

                      Jeff has his Pantera in the Museum on display.

Feb  8         Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Feb 6           PCNC Super Bowl Party, at Brent Stewart's home, San Jose.

Feb 11-13   Autorama, Cal Expo

Feb 27         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


March 8      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

March 27     EuroSunday, Sacramento @


April 1-3       CSRG Vintange Races @ Infineon. Rick won't be running this event.

April 2-3       Spring Sprint, open track at Thunderhill.  The Shelby Club.

April 8-10     SCCA #1 & 2 @ Thunderhill

April 12       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

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

April 23        Car Show at Mustang's Plus, Stockton

April 24        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

April 30        Car Show, Grass Valley.  Pre-72 cars.


May 7           Tour of the Jackson area.  Chairman-Kathy Gagnon.

May 10        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

May 14         PCNC tour of Sonoma Wine Country.

May 20-22   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

May 22         EuroSunday, Sacramento @

May 28-29   SCCA #3 & 4 @ Laguna Seca


June 2-5       Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Infineon

June 8-12     POCA Fun Rally, Reno.  It is the Pantera's 40th anniversary and POCA's 30th!

June 14       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 16-19  SCCA #5 & 6 @ Laguna Seca

June             Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 26        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 12        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 23-24    SCCA #7 & 8 @ Thunderhill

July 24          EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Aug 5-6       Mini Nats @ Infineon.  Shelby Club

Aug 6           Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

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

Aug 9          Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 18         "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 19         Concorso Italiano,

Aug 19-21   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca 

Aug 28         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 2-4     SCCA #9 &10 @ Infineon

Sept 10 or 24  3rd Annual Placerville Run.  Chairman-Lamar Fairchild

Sept 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 25      EuroSunday

Sept 30-Oct 2  CSRG Vintage Races @ Infineon


Oct 1-2       SCCA #11 & 12 @ Laguna Seca

Oct 8         20th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista - Chairman- Jim ( lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct 9          Italian Car Show, Alameda.  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 11       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 15-16  Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill.  Shelby Club.

Oct 21-22  SCCA #13 @ Thunderhill

Oct 22        Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton.

Oct 23        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 28-30  CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill


Nov ?        Capitol Pantera Brunch @ Ryde Hotel.  Chairman- John Worsley.

Nov 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 27       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 3 or 10  Capitol Panteras Christmas Party at ???


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
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