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July Newsletter 2013
The Passing of Don Gagnon
by Jim & Emilia Seiferling
We received word Monday, from Kathy, that Don passed away Sunday the 7th of complications from the fall he suffered 18 months ago. Don requested that no services be held. Everyone at the meeting was shocked and sends their condolences to Kathy and their son Dan. We will all miss his enthusiasm for the Pantera and cars in general.
Memorial for John Worsley
I went to John Worsley's celebration of lie on Sunday, June 30th. It was a nice gathering with about 60 people in attendance. Several of our club members also showed up. They had some of Johns photographs on display, really nice photos!
We're sorry we weren't able to attend, as we were in Bozeman, MT on the 30th.
--Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Editors note; Henry Kirk, John McNamee, George Potiris, Lamar Fairchild & Mila, and Mike & Nancy Haney also attended the memorial for John. Paul Bowden and Ken Montgomery were out of the area and unable to attend. We think that John's Bricklin will have the restoration completed and members of the Bricklin club will assist Alice in finding a buyer for it.
Pantera Drive & BBQ
Hosted by Ken & Laura Whittall-Scherfee
Here is the Schedule for the Day:
8:45 a.m. Meet at the parking lot of the Aerospace Museum of California, located just east of the Coast Guard Air Station at McClellan. Address is 5200 Freedom Park Drive, North Highlands, California (near Watt and Greenback).
9:15 a.m. Depart for driving tour of the foothills. Route TBD based on who shows up, where we want to go, where roads are not torn up, and where we can travel to in about 35 minutes from the Museum.
10:30 a.m. Return to Parking Lot at the Museum.
10:45 a.m. Caravan from Museum to the west side of McClellan. Group entry
through the Winters Gate entry for access to Ken's hangar for our Bar-B-Kue! Nice bathrooms are near Ken's hangar.
11:00 a.m. Set up for Bar-B-Kue (tables and chairs), pull out airplane.
11:30 a.m. Ken starts burning hamburgers and other meats.
12:00 Noon - ? Eat, tell lies, admire cars, tell more lies, and clean up.
Laura and I will provide burgers, buns, condo-mints (mustard, ketchup,
mayo, salt and pepper), sodas and water.
Folks are invited and urged to bring other stuff to eat. We'll use the last name
shuffle, as follows, based on the First Letter of your last name, thusly:
A - H: Snacks, appetizers, jalapeno poppers, etc.
I - P: Salad (lettuce or fruit or pasta) or other side dish.
Q - Z: Dessert (the healthiest part of any meal).
We have a refrigerator at the hangar, so anyone bringing food needing
cooling may hand the food to Laura between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. at the Museum
Parking Lot. Laura will take all the food and put it in the 'fridge at the Hangar so
it will stay cold until noon.
Anyone getting lost or confused should call Ken at 916.295.9081 (Cell). If you
get stuck at the Winters gate, call Ken on your cell phone and I'll give you instructions to get in (I will buzz you in).
'See you on Saturday, July 27!
After we're done, interested folks could go back to the Museum and take a tour.
Go do this if you have not been there--lots of cool motor-head stuff.
PLEASE call Ken at 916.966.9701 or shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com to let us know how many to plan for.
Please do so by Saturday, July 20, 2013. Thanks.
916.295.9081 - Cell
916.966.9701 - Home
President George ran the July meeting. He thanked those members who had presided in his absence at past meetings. George had been committed with Boy Scout activities.
We had 9 people present this month. Those attending were; Emilia & Jim Seiferling, Paul Bowden, Rick Carlile, Lamar Fairchild & Mila, John McNamee, Ken Montgomery, George Potiris.
Driving for Dollars:
Lamar brought his Rousch Mustang, Rick Carlile drove his Panteras. Rick won the drawing for $10.00.
The raffle was a De Tomaso duffle bag. Lamar was the very happy winner.
The yearly activity schedule was reviewed. Rick raced at Portland and finished sixth.
Ken attended the EuroSunday that was held in Folsom. He reported the event was a bit different in that there was raffle to benefit a cancer charity and he won two items; a bottle of Sake and a barrel tasting for six at a winery near Placerville. Maybe Ken will take some of us to the tasting?
Jeff reported, via John, that Festa Italiana is a go. Jeff will meet those attending at 10:15 AM, in the Mimi's parking lot, then caravan to the event. Departure time from Mimi's is 10:30 AM. Rick will drive his Pantera. Jim will be in the Fiat 500 Abarth. Anyone else who wants to attend should let Jeff know. The event is on Sunday, August 4. This is a fun, easy event that is great PR for the Capitol Panteras. Remember, you get free admittance by displaying your Italian car, plus drink tickets!
Emilia read an email from Ken Whittall-Scherfee about the Saturday, July 27 BBQ and drive. The email has been reprinted in this newsletter. The event will be at his airplane hanger at McClellan, and then be followed by a drive and time to visit the museum at McClellan. Please contact Ken to RSVP. A head count will be needed.
The wheels from Jim's old black Pantera are for sale. 15" Etole's, 8" & 10", with tires (225 front / 295 rear). The price is $200 per unit. If you're interested contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 EVENTS CALENDAR
Capitol Panteras Events in Red
Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series. http://www.csrgracing.org/ He will also be at the Sonoma Historics
June Coast Run Drive - Chairman Nancy - Exact date to be set
July 13 Open House, Denbeste Motorsports in Windsor. Lots of Cobras!!
July 20 Car Show in Arnold
July 27 Auburn/McClellan Drive & BBQ Chairman Ken W.
July 28 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Peet's Coffee in Roseville
Aug 3 Summer Surprise @ Sonoma Raceway. Shelby Club
Aug 3 4th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento
Aug 3 Festa Italiana, Sacramento, http://www.italiancenter.net/
Aug 4 Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli
Aug 13 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Aug 15 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 16 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 16-18 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque=?)
Rick will be racing his TVR at this event.
Aug 25 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Sept 10 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
(Nominations for club officers)
Sept 22 3rd Annual Placerville Run. Lamar Fairchild - Chairman
Sept 22 EuroSunday
Oct Delta Lunch/Brunch, Chairman Jim & Emilia
Oct 4-6 CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma Raceway
Oct 8 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
(Elections of club officers)
Oct 12 20th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista
Oct12 Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill. Shelby Club.
Oct 13 Italian Car Show, Alameda. A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry
fee for exhibitors.
Oct 19-20 Joint Lunch/Brunch with Reno/Tahoe Panteras (weather dependent)
Oct Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton
Oct 27 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Nov 1-3 CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill
Nov 12 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Nov 22 Turkey Bowl, Shelby Club, Laguna Seca
Nov 24 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec - Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
Paul will again be our host at his home in West Sacramento.
The date will be set to avoid a conflict with PCNC's party.
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.
Life goal: To be the person my dog thinks I am.
"You're never too old to do goofy stuff."