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March Newsletter 2015
The March Capitol Panteras meeting was held at Coco's. Those in attendance were: President John, newsletter editors Jim and Emilia, Ron Southern, Mike Drew, and Henry Kirk. John had the only Pantera in the parking lot, so he won the "Driving for Gas $" drawing. Rick was in Memphis, Sue had bronchitis, and John Dago was out of town, so the attendance was pretty darn low, but not a record. That was set when only John Worsley and us were the only attendees a few years ago.
President John is still trying to arrange to have the June CP meeting at the California Automobile Museum. If possible he will get a Saturday date. That would enable more members to attend, as well as any other POCA members from the Bay Area to make the drive over for a noontime gathering. Details to follow as they develop.
The Serrano Concourse 2015 will have a special DeTomaso area, thanks to President John's efforts. John wants to have a good showing of Panteras at this event. He has arranged to have Pantera expert Steve Wilkinson be a judge at the event. John has told the organizers that we can product 20+ cars. So please mark your calendar for October 4, 2015, which is the first Sunday of October. Capitol Panteras would like to invite all DeTomaso owners to attend this event. So please consider a drive to Sacramento area this October from the Bay area or Reno/ Tahoe area to join us for the Serrano Concourse. It may be a bit far for Southern Californians to drive north, but we would welcome all DeTomaso cars at the event. http://www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com
Since there was little to no Pantera stuff for the newsletter, we decided to add photos of what Jim and I did this past Saturday. We attended the Sheep Dog Trials that were held here in Rio Vista. The weather was beautiful. The setting for the event, in the Montezuma Hills was striking. There were over 90 sheep dogs, from all over the western states, entered in the three-day event. The dogs were judged on their ability to herd four sheep through a series of gates and to deliver them into the pen at the end of the circuit, all while being timed and starting the herding over a 1/2 mile from the finish pen. We enjoyed the dogs, the lamb BBQ lunch, the views of Mount Diablo, the Antioch Bridge, and the windmills. Maybe next year some Pantera people may want to join us. The drive to Rio Vista is quite scenic, but it is a 3 1/2 mile drive on dirt and gravel from the event entrance gate to the event field. So if you drive your Pantera, plan on leaving it at our house and driving to the event in our truck or bring your own truck. Tickets for the sheep trials are limited due to its location on a working ranch, so there are not huge crowds to deal with. All in all a good way to relax, get some country air and witness a unique event to see the dogs working in their natural environment.
Step 1, get them near the pen. (after maneuvering thru 3 different gates)
Step 2, get them lined up
Step 3, push them into the pen. Easy? Absolutely NOT.
Only about 5% of the dogs managed to get those obstinate sheep into the pen.
2015 Events Calendar
Capitol Panteras Events in Red
April 2 Spring Sprint, The Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
April 10 CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma
April 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
April 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Royal Detail, Elk Grove
April 25 Car Show, Grass Valley. Pre-72 cars.
April 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ ?
April ? Tech session at Rick's office/shop in Sacramento
May 1 Shelby Club @ Thunderhill
May 12 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
May 17 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
May 17 All British Car Show, Dixon Fairgrounds
May 24 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
May 30-31Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Sonoma Raceway
June TBD Capitol Panteras meeting at the California Auto Museum
June 21 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
June 28 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
July 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
July 19 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
July 26 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Aug 1 6th Annual CAM Car Cruise, Sacramento
Aug 1-2 Festa Italiana, Sacramento, http://www.italiancenter.net/
Aug 2 Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli
Aug 7 Shelby Club @ Sonoma
Aug 8-9 Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca
Aug 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
Aug 13 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 15 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 13-16 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is ???)
Aug 16 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Aug 23 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Aug 23 2015 Capitol Conour's d'Elegance
Sept 8 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
(Nominations for club officers)
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 Coco'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 Coco'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