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January Newsletter 2015


Capitol Panteras Christmas Party

Saturday, December 13th, 6 PM


The Capitol Panteras Christmas party was held at The Blue Print Restaurant this year.  This was the first time since Jim and I joined the Club that the holiday party was not held at a member home.  While that attendance could have been better, a good time was had by all that attended.  The restaurant did not hold the club to the number that we had initially given them.  We thank them very much for that.  The food and the room were just right for our group.  The gift exchange was fun.  It was possible to figure out the connection each gift had to the theme "The 70's".  There was only one duplicate among the gifts.  There were two lava lights.  We went home with one of them and have enjoyed watching it. 


Let's all make plans to attend the Capitol Pantera Christmas party next year.


Meeting Notes


The January 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 & Beth Drago, Lori & Mike Drew, and Carl Stein..  There were enough club cars in the parking lot to hold the "Driving for Gas $" drawing.  The winner was President John.  The raffle 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 Carl.  He took home a bottle of wine and an electric wine opener.


Carl reported on what was happening at CAM (California Automobile Museum).  The current plan is to buy the building from the City of Sacramento.  They hope that the purchase will be finalized in six months. After the sale is complete, the capital project can proceed.


President John is still working with the bank concerning the Capitol Panteras checking account.  It appears that any future checks that are written to the Club should be written Capitol Panteras / John McNamee in order to make the bank happy.


The POCA Fun Rally will in Houston, Texas this year.  It will be in May.  Currently President John does not plan to attend.  Since we are planning on going to Houston, Jim has offered to represent CP at the President's Breakfast.


Talk around the table revealed that several club cars are in various stages of repair.

Garry has the engine out for a rebuild.  John D. is rebuilding his car.  Lori's car is having transmission work done.  Jim needs to replace the fuel pump and maybe the throw out bearing done.  Plus his has new headers to put on the Pantera.  All pledge to be ready for the big show in October!


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 told the organizers that we can product 20 cars.  So please mark your calendar for October 4, 2015.  This is the first Sunday of October. 


2015 Events Calendar

Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Feb 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 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

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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