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June Newsletter 2015


Meeting Notes


The May meeting of the Capitol Panteras was held at California Auto Museum. We had 21 attending.  We had 3 Panteras (Jim Seiferling, Randy Welch, and Steve Christiansen).  John McNamee brought his Ferrari, because his Pantera had a blown head gasket.  Ken brought his new Mini and Ron was in his Audi.  We had 3 future members join us.  Bayani Panis, from Hawaii, is working in the Sacramento area.  He shipped his Pantera over here a couple of years ago, in anticipation of a job relocation in Las Vegas.  The Las Vegas job got moved to Sacramento and his car is still in Las Vegas.  Sue and Garry brought their friends and new Pantera owners, Dr. John & Barbara Webber.  They live in the same development as Sue & Garry.  John is a retired Orthodontist.  It looks like we have a full dental team in our club.  John-Orthodontist, Emilia-General Dentist, Lori-Dental Hygienist, and Sue-Dental Assistant.


There was no raffle or “Driving for Gas Money” drawing at this meeting.  Joe Hensler, president of the board of directors of the museum, filled us in on the status of the museum.  After that, John McNamee presented him with a $500 donation from our Pantera chapter.


The Club provided pizza and drinks.  Ron said he would use the gift certificate that he won a couple of meetings back to provide a desert for the group. President John related the story about trying to use said $50 gift certificate.  It boiled down to the fact that a Pantera cake done by this bakery, in Elk Grove, would have cost us about $1200.  Attention to detail is great and the cake would have been wonderful, but our Club budget would not allow for that kind of expenditure!


President John reminded everyone about the Serrano Concourse in October.  This year DeTomaso would be a special display.  Next year DeTomaso will be the featured marque, so we need a good showing of Panteras for the Concourse.  President John will be attending Norcal Panteras in July to formally invite them to the Serrano Concourse.


The Exotics



Joe Hensler giving us an update on the status of the museum


2015 Events Calendar


June 21       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ see website

June 28       EuroSunday, Sacramento @ TrackLogic Motorsports, 4445 Granite Dr, Suite 504, Rocklin, CA


July 14        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 19        Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ see website

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 (Pantera day)

Aug 7         Shelby Club @ Sonoma

Aug 8-9      Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca

Aug 11       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 13       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 15       Concorso Italiano,

Aug 13-16  Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is; Shelby GT350 Mustang – 50th anniversary)

Aug 16       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Aug 23       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Aug 23       2015 Capitol Conour's d'Elegance


Sept 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

                 (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 12      Italy on Wheels; Murer House and Gardens, Folsom

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 Mimi'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 Mimi'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

#7114 [JIMS CAT]



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