CAPITOL PANTERAS    
 
March 2006
text is sized for an 800 x 600 screen size
 
We would encourage everyone to become a POCA member, if you aren't already a member.  Your membership in the national club helps fund your local chapter.  You can download a membership application at http://www.panteraclub.com  Please help our club grow.
 
Motoring Mouth
by Emilia Seiferling
 
This is a new feature for the CP Newsletter.  As you are aware, we are always hoping to have automotive articles submitted to the newsletter by CP members.  Well, we had none submitted and Jim and I have not had any automotive adventures to report due a lot of foul weather and illness on our part.  So in order to have something to fill in the CP newsletter I decided to do "The Motoring Mouth".  I thought the name was cute.  What do you expect a dentist to think of.  I thought the name might intrigue you enough to read to the end of the article.  This is a brief summary of some of the different motoring related topics that various CP members were discussing before, during, and after the meeting at Mimi's. 
 
Mike Drew delivered a work platform to Rick Carlile.  It fits in the engine bay of the Pantera.  It is made by a Pantera guy Johnny Woods, in England.  Cost $160.  Glen liked it enough to buy one after seeing Rick's.  You can check out Johnny's website at  www.woodsautomotive.co.uk   Go to his website, click on "About Us" then "My Restoration" and be amazed!!
 
Rick Moseley will be attending the F-1 race at Monaco.
 
Carl Stein is planning to go racing at Limerock and Watkins Glen.
 
Rick Carlile is looking to change from a TVR to a Griffin for racing.
 
The big debate of which is better, The  Sacramento Bee auto sales ad or Trade-a-Car on-line ad.  This stemmed from the fact that Ken has a truck to sell after getting a new one.
 
Glen has traded his Murcielago for a Gallardo.
 
Towe Auto Museum  silent movie with live theater organ accompaniment Friday, March 24.  This one is "College" with Buster Keaton.  On Friday, May 19 "The Black Pirate" with Douglas Fairbanks.  Both shows are at 8 PM. The cost is $10 per person and include admission to the museum to view the cars.
 
Greg Jacobs, from PCNC, is working on a wine/chocolate tour to the Lodi area on May 13.  Details are not firm on this yet.  When they are, we will send out a special email notice.
 
Chris Difani hopes to have his Pantera up and running soon, after a long stay in the shop in Southern California.
 
Ken Montgomery is involved with the British Car show in Dixon on May 21.  That means that he will miss the CP Foothill Wine County Wine Tour.
 
Members discussed the pros and cons of where to stay in Monterey for Concourso Weekend.  All did agree that it will be a great weekend, especially since "35 Years of Pantera" is one of the featured marques.
 
Mike Drew will be going to the POCA Fun Rally in Las Vegas.  He will be delivering a deTomaso colored, hand made afghan, that I made for the raffle.  It is being donated in the name of CP. 
 
So, when you miss one of the CP meetings, you miss out on the different motoring related conversations that go on before, during and after the meeting.
 
Meeting Notes, March 14, 2005
by Emilia Seiferling
 
We had a very good turnout for the March meeting of the Capitol Panteras. I think it might be close to a record! There were 17 members and guests in attendance!  One can only guess what the attendance will be when the weather improves and we can once again be seated out on the patio.  Those  present were: Jeff Budelli , Duane & Darice Harlan, Carl Stein, Rick Moseley & friend Diane, Henry Kirk, John McNamee, Mike Drew, Chris Difani, Emilia & Jim Seiferling, Ken Montgomery, John Worsley , Glen Cramer, Rick Carlile, and Bill Midtgard.  It was great to have Bill make one of our meetings.  He was in town on business.  Bill is a member of the Reno-Tahoe Panteras.
 
The raffle at this months meeting was won by John Worsley.  He won a $20 gift card at Kragen's.  It was reported that last month's raffle winner, John McNamee has used his only raffle win ever (13 years of no wins), a gift card.  But, he used it for something boring like brake pads for his van! 
 
Treasurer John McNamee reported that our dues are paid and the club is a member in good standing of the CSCCA.  We are also very flush, money wise, and all bills have been paid!  We will check to see if Capitol Panteras did indeed place in the POCA article contest for 2005.  I thought we got a podium finish and that meant $$ for the CP treasury, but we have not received a check.  Maybe it's in the mail?  Jack DeRyke, how did we do?
 
We have three associate CP members who have paid their dues.  Ken Montgomery , John Worsley, and Mike Drew are all paid up associate members in good standing!  We are indeed lucky to have these guys as part of the CP group!
 
Jeff reported the date for the Foothill Wine Country Wine Tour and BBQ is set for Sunday, May 21.  Jeff has scouted out several wineries with paved parking lots for the tour.  The event will end with a BBQ at the home of Glen Cramer.  Please mark your calendar now.  We will need a head count to arrange the food.  A separate e-mail will be going out to help people RSVP for the event.  As with all CP events, if your club car is not road worthy the day of the event, please don't feel that you can't attend!  We welcome all members in any vehicle, but you may have to be at the back of the pack on the cruise if you don't bring the club car.
 
Rick reported that the Tech Session is a go for Sunday, April 9, at 9:30 AM  his shop.  Please RSVP so Rick can have things set for the BYO meat BBQ.  A reminder that whatever the project is, you must be able to drive the car home at the end of the session. You can RSVP to Jim at jes@rickadee.net
 
John Worsley reported that the Thunder Valley Brunch Run is a go.  Mark you calendar for Sunday, July 16. We will meet at the parking lot at Mimi's to caravan to the casino.
 
Bill Midtgard gave us a pep talk to attend the Reno-Tahoe Rally June 7-11.  Jim and I have attend in the past and look forward to attending this year.  We highly encourage you to attend.  If you can't attend the entire event, consider coming for part of it.  The host hotel will be Harrah's.  There will be a display  there open to the public at the end of the event. The rest of the event  items are still being worked out.  Bill asked if there were any specific things that we your enjoy.  Several items were mentioned: comedy club/dinner, the Fernley track, the paddle wheeler on Lake Tahoe.  I forgot to tell Bill the dinner at the National Auto Museum would be great to do again.  
 
Wanted: Articles for CP Newsletter
 
If you have attended a car function of any type, please write about your car adventures and send it to jes@rickadee.net  to be included in the next Capitol Pantera newsletter.  If newsletter articles are not received, then it will be more of Jim & Emilia's automotive adventures or "The Motoring Mouth".
  
                                                 2006 EVENTS CALENDAR
 
April 9       Tech Session at Rick's Office/Shop, Chairman Rick Carlile
April 11    Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
May 4-5    Las Vegas Track Event  http://www.panteraclubnorcal.com/track.htm
May 4-7    Las Vegas Fun Rally
May 9       Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
May 21     Foothill Wine Tour & BBQ, Chairman Jeff
June 3-4   Wine Country Classic Vintage Races, Sears Point http://www.searspoint.com/
June         Shriner's Hospital Concours d'Elegance- Sacramento www.shrinersconcours.com
June 7-11 Reno Fun Rally, Reno-Tahoe Panteras
June 13    Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
July 11      Capitol Pantera meeting at Mimi's
July 16       Thunder Valley Brunch Run @ noon - Chairman John W.
July            Hot Rods and Harleys Car Show - Lodi Lake
Aug. 5-6     Festa Italiana, Sacramento, Chairmen Jeff and George
Aug 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Aug 17        "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 18        Concorso Italiano, "35 Years of the Pantera" http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 19-20  Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca http://www.montereyhistoric.com/
Sept. 12    Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Oct. 19      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Nov. 14     Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's
Nov.           Delta Brunch Run, Chairman Emilia & Jim
Dec.          Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
 
Suggestions for other activities in the coming year include;
 
Blackhawk Museum in Danville  http://www.blackhawkauto.org
Sporting Clays/Lunch at Birds Landing (near Rio Vista).  http://www.birdslanding.net/ 
Great Pantera back road getting there through the Montezuma Hills!!
 
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.
 
Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Pantera #1575