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March Newsletter 2015


Meeting Notes


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.


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,

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,

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


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras

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