March 2011

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Summary of the March 2011 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The March meeting had two Panteras and a Bricklin in the parking lot at Mimi's.  Mike Drew and Lori Albino drove their Panteras, while John was in his Bricklin.  Attending the meeting; Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Ken Montgomery, Rick Carlile, John Worsley, Lamar Fairchild and his lady friend Maureen, Garry and Sue Choate, Jeff Budelli, Mike & Nancy Haney, Darice & Duane Harlan, John McNamee, Jay Morris, and Mike Drew's friend Stephan from France.   We had the raffle for a $20 Kragen gift card and John Worsley won it.  Mike Drew won the driving for gas dollars prize of $10.  John reported that we have $1120 in the bank.  The Club membership in the California Auto Museum is up for renewal.  The group voted to pay $125 to keep our CP club membership current.  John will submit a list of our members to CAM so that our members can utilize the free entrance to the museum that the membership brings.  The other money matter voted on was that Emilia & Jim would have club funds to buy the POCA raffle tickets they will be given to sell in Reno this June.


Don and Kathy Gagnon needed to change the date for the Jackson Drive that is planned for May.  After review of the calendar and discussion of possible conflicts with other events it was decided to do the Jackson Drive on Sunday, May 15.  Please mark your calendar for this CP event.  A more definite head count will be taken at the April CP meeting.  Don had a family matter to deal with today so was unable to make the meeting.  It was also his birthday.  We all wish Don a happy birthday!


The Tech session is still on for Saturday, April 16, at Rick's shop.  Lamar will be having his car examined by Rick to make sure it will be ready for the POCA track event in Reno in June.  If your Pantera needs any minor help or a tech inspection, please bring it for the guys to help you sort it out.  But remember you have to be able to drive it home at the end of the session.  Jim & I will stop to pick up some donuts on our way to the tech session.  We will discuss lunch options at the April meeting.  The last year we sent out for piazza for lunch.  It ready depends on how many people show up for the session.


Ken gave us the date for the British Car Show in Woodland, Sunday, May 22.  EuroSunday may be held in Woodland that day to piggy back of the British Car Show.  Ken will be there displaying his DeLorean.  Maybe Garry & Sue will bring their DeLorean to the show as well.


Rick will be running the TVR in the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon.  Let's see if several of us can make it over to cheer him to victory or at least enjoy the shade of his pit area.


Just a reminder to everyone to make their reservations of Reno.  We have made ours.  Maybe we can get enough CP members there this year to have a full table at the banquet on Saturday night.  Last year we had seven CP members and filled in the rest of the table with PCNC members.


We want to apologize for the tardiness of this month's newsletter and any memory lapse in recording the events of the meeting.  We've had a very busy month and this got moved down on the list, besides there wasn't too much in this months newsletter due to our lack of automotive activity and the absence of any articles being submitted for the newsletter. Lets hope that as the weather improves that there will be more activities for everyone to report!


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".



                                2011 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.  Carl will

                   not be running the car in all the races, so check with him to make sure if he will be

                   at a particular event.


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

           Rick has been accepted to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and also applied for the Monterey Historics (status pending).


April 1-3       CSRG Vintange Races @ Infineon. Rick won't be running this event.

April 2-3       Spring Sprint, open track at Thunderhill.  The Shelby Club.

April 8-10     SCCA #1 & 2 @ Thunderhill

April 12       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

April 16       Tech Session & Track Inspection session at Rick's office/shop 9:30 AM

April 23        Car Show at Mustang's Plus, Stockton

April 24        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

April 30        Car Show, Grass Valley.  Pre-72 cars.

April 30         Concours Down Town Sacramento


May 10        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

May 14         PCNC tour of Sonoma Wine Country. 

May 15        Tour of the Jackson area.  Chairman-Kathy Gagnon.

May 20-22   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

May 22         British Car Show, Woodland Fairgrounds

May 22         EuroSunday, Sacramento @

May 28-29   SCCA #3 & 4 @ Laguna Seca


June 2-5       Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Infineon - Rick is racing the TVR.

June 8-12     POCA Fun Rally, Reno.  It is the Pantera's 40th anniversary and POCA's 30th!

June 14       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 16-19  SCCA #5 & 6 @ Laguna Seca

June 18        Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 26        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


July 12        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July 23-24    SCCA #7 & 8 @ Thunderhill

July 24          EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Aug 5-6       Mini Nats @ Infineon.  Shelby Club

Aug 6           Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

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

Aug 9          Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 18         "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 19         Concorso Italiano,

Aug 19-21   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca 

Aug 28         EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 2-4     SCCA #9 &10 @ Infineon

Sept 10 or 24  3rd Annual Placerville Run.  Chairman-Lamar Fairchild

Sept 13      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 25      EuroSunday

Sept 30-Oct 2  CSRG Vintage Races @ Infineon


Oct 1-2       SCCA #11 & 12 @ Laguna Seca

Oct 8         20th Annual Car Show, Rio Vista - Chairman- Jim ( lunch at Foster's Big Horn)

Oct 9          Italian Car Show, Alameda.  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 11       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 15-16  Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill.  Shelby Club.

Oct 21-22  SCCA #13 @ Thunderhill

Oct 22        Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton.

Oct 23        EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 28-30  CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill


Nov ?        Capitol Pantera Brunch @ Ryde Hotel.  Chairman- John Worsley.

Nov 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 27       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 3 or 10  Capitol Panteras Christmas Party at ???


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
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