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July Newsletter 2014


Stockton Yacht Club Car Show

June 21, 2014


Jim and I were invited to attend the Stockton Yacht Club Car Show this year.  Pantera owners, Linda and Randy Welch were in charge of the event this year.  When we arrived in the afternoon, we were greeted by Garry & Sue Choate, Merry & Steve Dalcino, and Linda and Randy Welch.  They had all driven their Panteras to the show for the display.  This was a full day of car displays, BBQ lunch, boat tours, dinner and entertainment.  There were about 40+ cars on display.  The Corvette Club was a large portion of the display, with the Panteras being the second largest marque represented.  The location was very nice with lots of shade trees.  It was our first time to see the completed restoration of #1575, our first Pantera. The Welch's did a beautiful job with the car.  It should be on the road for many years.


Randy's beautiful Pantera 1575



A. P. Gianini's (Founder of B of A) 1933 Lincoln (caretaker; Randy Welch)


The Lincoln normally lives at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento, where it is one of the stars of the collection.  Randy is the caretaker of the car and it goes nowhere without him at the wheel.




The Capital Pantera's of Sacramento donated $500 to the California Auto Museum's building fund.  The museum is starting a capital campaign to make necessary repairs and to add on to the existing facility, to hold more cars.  The Pantera club is also going to donate to a couple of local charities.  The funds were raised from generous donations of merchandise made by Steve Wilkinson, of Pantera's by Wilkinson..  The club auctioned the merchandise with the sole purpose of giving back to the car community and social charities.


Capital Pantera's held their monthly meeting at the California Auto Museum in order to present the check.  Discussions will held to make an annual donation to the California Auto Museum building fund with the profits of the monthly raffles.


Meeting Notes


President John was not at the helm for the July meeting (He and his family were in Africa).  It was suppose to be Nancy Haney running things at Coco's, but she was AWOL for the meeting.  With no official leadership at the meeting, those of us in attendance chatted, told stories, and reported on different car related activities that we were involved with lately.  We did review the Club calendar, reminding everyone of Festa Italiano, in August, and Sue volunteered to set up a lunch/auto display in October at Frasinetti Winery.  The owner of the winery has a Pantera.


Programs from Lamar's funeral were passed around for those who were unable to attend.  The services were attended by Henry Kirk and Rick Carlile, at the Church, in the afternoon.  Jim, Emilia, Garry and Sue attended the evening celebration of life, at the high school where Lamar had taught for many years.  We were able to speak with Lamar's son Mike to tell him that the Capitol Panteras members would miss Lamar.  Mike plans to keep the Pantera and is looking for storage space so that he can move Lamar's car south to Irvine, where Mike and family live.


Ken showed us photos of his recent trip to Ohio for the big DeLorean convention.  He had a great time and even had his photo taken with "Doc Brown" alias Christopher Lloyd of the "Back to the Future" film series.  This was a joint DeLorean and Bricklin meet and Ken said that all the Bricklin guys knew our late member John Worsley and were saddened by his passing.  The next national DeLorean gathering will be in Indianapolis in two years.


There were no Panteras or other Club cars at the meeting, so we did not do the "Driving for Gas" drawing.  There were seven members in attendance: Garry & Sue, Jim & Emilia, Ken, Henry, and John Drago.  There was also no raffle at this meeting.  Hopefully, the attendance will be better next month.  As mentioned above, President John was in Africa, Rick Carlile was on the road to Portland to race his TVR, and Mike & Lori Drew were in southern France on their honeymoon.



Capitol Panteras Events in Red


July 19       Arnold Car Show

July 20        Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Diamond Autosport, Rockland, 9 AM

July 27        EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Mansour's Rug Gallery, Roseville


Aug 3-4      Shelby Club Summer Heat @ Sonoma

Aug 2-3      Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 3        Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli

Aug 9         6th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento

Aug 12      Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

Aug 14       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon. 

Aug 16       Concorso Italiano,

Aug 15-17 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is Maserati) 

Aug 23       Capitol Concurs d'Elegance

Aug 24       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Total Kontrolle, Sacramento 9 AM

Aug 24       EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

                    (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 21      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Royal Detail, Elk Grove, 9 AM


Sept 28      EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct             Lunch & Pantera Display at Frasinetti Winery - Chairwoman - Sue

                   Date to be determined.

Oct 3-5       CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma

Oct 14      Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

                  (Elections of club officers)

Oct 11       21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista

Oct3-5      Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @ Sonoma

Oct 12?     Italian Car Show, Alameda.

                   A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.


Oct             Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton

Oct 19       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Oct 28       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 31 to   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov 2


Nov 11     Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's

Nov 16      Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Nov 23      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

#7114 [JIMS CAT]

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