EuroSunday, July 13.
by Emilia Seiferling
The morning started out early for the EuroSunday in Granite Bay. There was no traffic the entire drive up to Highway 5 and Twin Cities Road. Due to the numerous wild fires, there was lots of smoke in the air. The sky looked like a typical summer day in Los Angeles, not the normal blue sky of Northern California! We arrived at EuroSunday in Granite Bay at the Quarry Pond Center on Douglas Blvd. one hour and ten minutes after we left home. We arrived at an already full parking lot. There would eventually be about 100 cars. The featured marque was Ford. There were many members of the River City Shelby Club. There were 28 Cobras present. Three of them were original cars. Capitol Panteras was represented by Henry (Cobra), John W. (Bricklin), Jeff & Robin (Pantera), Jim & Emilia (Pantera), Tom & Kathy (Viper). It was great to see Tom and Kathy again. Tom has sold the Pantera and it now has a good home in Southern California. Tom sold the car because of the hassle of too many cars for a two-car garage, even with a lift installed! We hope that Tom and Kathy will consider joining us in future outing even though they have sold the Pantera.
After the drive group left EuroSunday, our group went to brunch. This is the first EuroSunday that has had a restaurant at the location that was open early in the morning. We had brunch at "Toast" restaurant www.quarryponds.com . The group for brunch consisted of Jim & Emilia, Henry, John, and friend Terry. (Who had a hotrod at the show). Jeff & Robin had to run errands and Tom & Kathy went on the EuroSunday drive. As for our brunch at "Toast", the menu was similar to "Roxy's" but a bit less expensive. The setting was nice, the food was good, only the service was very slow. Perhaps they didn't know in advance about the EuroSunday event. At any rate they were understaffed which resulted in the very slow service. Hopefully they will be fully staffed for the next EuroSunday in Granite Bay on the fourth Sunday of July! Our drive home was uneventful. The total mileage for this outing would be 142 miles. We did stop to buy some fresh produce at the stand that is just north of the Ryde Hotel on Highway 160. This a great place to get fruit and veggies. Everything is fresh and priced at $2 a tray. The trays are generous too. You pay on the honor system. A patient of mine owns the stand and she does a great job with her garden. We had very little traffic all the way home until we got to Isleton on Highway 160. It was there that we got stuck behind a very slow moving truck that never got over 30 miles an hour! And because Cal-Trans is out to keep us all safe, the road is a double yellow stripe zone, so you cannot pass! All in all, another good day because we drive our Pantera!
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We forgot to bring the camera to EuroSunday so we had no pictures to accompany that article. But we felt that the newsletter needed a photo. So here is a photo of "JIMS CAT", his other cat that is. His names is Lucas and is currently 14 weeks old and all of 5 lbs. We remembered that there had been a discussion on the deTomaso Forum a couple of years ago about cat names. Jim went to the archives and found the entries. We reviewed them and decided to name the new kitty Lucas. Credit goes to POCA President, Mark McWhinney. Thanks Mark! Contrary to his namesake he is a "live wire" and a lot of fun. He is a good little pal to our other cat, six-year-old Doofy (short for Dufuss, weighing in at an awesome 18 lbs). Lucas helps fill the void left by Doomie (short for Dumb Ass) who passed away last month from kidney failure. Doofy and Doomie were brothers.
See what you get when nobody submits any car articles! You get Lucas.