March 2010

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The Motoring Mouth

by Emilia Seiferling


Due to a lack of other automotive things to report, here are a few automotive related items that were mentioned at the March Capitol Panteras meeting.


John Worsley is having battery problems with the Bricklin.  John also went to Autorama.  He said that there was one Pantera on display.  Ted Bristol had his recently completed car in the show.


Rick Carlile has applied to run at both The Vintage race at Sears in June and the Vintage race at Monterey in August.  We heard from Rick, just a few days after the meeting, that his TVR was accepted to the Monterey Historics.  Great news.


Rick also helped Rick Moseley get the motor in his Ferrari.  This has been a long project for Rick, 7 years. Congratulations Rick for sticking to it and getting it done.


Henry Kirk has been seen at a couple of Sacramento EuroSundays.  He told John Worsley that the job in Southern California will continue for another 2 years.


Rick also mentioned that Carl Stein has had walking pneumonia.  We hope that Carl is feeling better and will be attending a CP meeting soon.


Jim Seiferling is also dealing with possible battery issues.  He is running some tests and will be deciding if the battery is really the issue that got us stranded a couple of weeks ago in the Montezuma Hills.  The location of the malfunction meant that we had very minimal cell coverage and were lucky to get help!


We have heard unofficially that all the PCNC rooms at the Los Laureles Lodge are taken, for the Concourso Monterey weekend.  You will have to find a room elsewhere if you are going.



Delta Tour with the Maserati Club

by Jim Seiferling


Emilia and I have been invited to join the annual Delta Tour held by the Maserati Club.  We attended last year's drive and enjoyed the drive, wine tasting, and lunch.  And we were able to do it all in our own backyard!  The drive begins and ends in Rio Vista.  When we were invited again this year, we asked if we could extend the invitation to other Pantera owners.  The answer was yes, they just need a head count for lunch a few days before the drive. The only cost involved is your lunch.  The drive starts at 10 AM on Saturday, April 3.  The group meets at the McDonald's/Chevron Station on Highway 12 just west of the bridge, in Rio Vista.  So if you would like to join Emilia and I for the Delta Maserati Run, please let us know.


                        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   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"


Summary of the March 2010 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The March meeting had no Panteras in the parking lot at Mimi's! That did save the Treasury the "Driving of Gas Money".  The group consisted of Jim & Emilia, John Worsley, Rick, and Kurt Bernatzke.  Kurt is a CHPie member. Kurt is working on a project in Davis and decided to come to the CP meeting.    He has owned his 1971 Pantera since 1976!


John Worsley attended AutoRama and has been asked to write an article for the CP newsletter.   Look for his article in the next issue of the newsletter.


The Tech Session at Rick's was officially moved to May.  It will be either May 22 or May 29 at Rick's office/shop. We will take a head count at the April CP meeting to determine which date will get the best turn out for the Tech Session. This would make the tech session closer to the POCA Fun Rally.  Hopefully some members would use the tech session to fine-tune their cars for the drive to the Fun Rally in Reno.


Jeff was not at the meeting so we need to confirm the drive to Coloma on May 1, 2010. We also need to get the date for Festa Italiano on the CP calendar.


The latest issue of the POCA Newsletter has the schedule for the POCA Reno Fun Rally.  Remember to sign up for this fun event.  Jim and I would love to have some CP company for this outing. We need some CP members there to buy the raffle tickets that we will be given to sell.


                                2010 EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Notes:      Capitol Pantera member, Carl Stein, will be racing his Trans-Am Mangusta in the

                   SCC Road  Racing  Series.


                   Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.

           Rick has also applied to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and has been accepted in the Monterey Historics.


March 21     EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

March 28     EuroSunday, Sacramento @  A&S Motorcycles, 1125 Orlando Avenue, Roseville, CA


April 3         Maserati Delta Tour - Starts in Rio Vista @ 10 AM

April 9-11    SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

April 9-11    CSRG Road Racing @ Infineon - Rick is racing

April 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

April 18       EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

April  25       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

April 30-May 2   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca


May 1           "Hot Rods & Harleys"Drive and picnic - Coloma.  Chairman Jeff

May              Spring Sprint, open track at ??.  The Shelby Club.

May  11        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

May 14-16    CSRG Road Racing @ Thunderhill

May 16         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

May 22 or 29  Tech session at Rick's office/shop. Exact date to be set by Rick.

May  23        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


June 2-6      POCA Fun Rally, Reno

June 5-6       Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival , Sears Point.  Rick may be racing.

June  8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 10-13   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca

June 20         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

June              Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 27         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 13        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 18          EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

July 18          Concourse at the Presidio in San Francisco

July 23-25    SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

July 25          EuroSunday, Sacramento @

July 31          Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 7-8       Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli


Aug 10        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 12       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 13        Concorso Italiano,

Aug 13-15   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Rick is racing.

Aug 15         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Aug 22         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 3-5      SCCA Road Racing @ Infineon

Sept 14       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 19        EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Sept 24-26  SCCA Road Racing @ Thunderhill

Sept 26        EuroSunday


Oct 1-3        CSRG Road Racing @ Infineon

Oct 12        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 10         Italian Car Show, Alameda.  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 17         EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Oct 15-17   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca

Oct             19th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista - Chairman, Jim ( lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct              Fall Classic, open track at ??.  Shelby Club.

Oct 24         EuroSunday, Sacramento @ 

Oct 30-31   CSRG Road Racing @ Thunderhill


Nov 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 21       EuroSunday, Stockton @ Pacific Ave

Nov 28       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 4       Capitol Panteras Christmas Party Host- Duane & Darice Harlin.


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
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