The weather has finally turned good for
the May meeting of the Capitol Panteras. There
were two Panteras and three other exotics in the parking lot. It
was so nice that we sat on the patio to enjoy the weather!
Those present were: Jeff Budelli, Henry Kirk and friend Karen, Emilia
& Jim Seiferling, Ken Montgomery, John Worsley , Glen Cramer, and Terry
Eriksen and friend Kathy, Duane and Darice Harlan, and Dennis
Gacutan. It was great to see Terry up and about without the wheel
chair! There was no raffle since we were missing the
Treasurer. The presence of four ladies may be a
record for a CP meeting!
We reminded everyone of the Reno-Tahoe Panteras Fun Rally,
on June 7-11. It will be at Harrah's Reno. There was a detailed
article in the POCA newsletter. This is a fun event. Try to make all
or part of it the second weekend in June.
Jeff reported the date for the Foothill Wine Country Wine Tour
and BBQ is set for Sunday, May 21. We will meet in El Dorado Hills to
start the tour at 10 AM. Maps were passed out. The event will end
with a BBQ at the home of Glen Cramer, in Rancho Murrieta. There will be a
small cost to cover the cost of the BBQ. 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. We have 16 people signed up for the tour. If you haven't RSVP'd
yet, let us know in the next few days, so we can get the food amounts
finalized. Please join us. This should be a great outing to
drive the Pantera! Please RSVP to email@example.com
We will meet at Bella
Bru Coffee, next to Raleys food store, at the north east corner of Hwy 50 and El
Dorado Hills Blvd (exit north) at 10 AM. The first winery stop will
be Toogood winery, in the Fair Play area, for any stragglers. http://www.toogoodwinery.com/
Karen reported on the joint brunch with the Reno-Tahoe
Panteras. She and Henry personally checked out the venue. It
is in Nevada City, the Northern Queen Hotel. The group looked
at the possible dates from the Reno/Tahoe Panteras. It was decided
that our first choice was September 24, 2006 and our second choice would be
October 15. We will send these dates to the Reno-Tahoe Panteras and
see what works best for them. Please mark your calendar now!
Chairman Jeff hopes to have a variety of Italian cars, in
addition to Panteras, at the Festa Italiana. He is thinking to do the
display only on Saturday. If you have any Italian car, for the show,
please let Jeff or us know. More details as we get closer to the date,
Henry reminded us of the car show on Saturday, May 13,
at Folsom Lake College. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics
Northern California. Contact Info firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Bowden was not at the meeting, but sent us an e-mail about
the Capitol Panteras having a display at the Towe Auto Museum in
January 2007. Since we couldn't get more information from Paul, we are
unsure about the details. Duane said he was willing to display his
car. We will contact the museum and have more info for the next
meeting. So think about having your car on display in January.
Remember that the Nash Club was able to do this!
John W. has the Thunder Valley Brunch Run set! Mark your
calendar for July 16, 2006. We will get a head count at the June meeting
of CP at Mimi's.
Dennis had a suggestion to hold the July meeting, of the Capitol
Panteras, in Old Roseville at the auto show that is held there every Tuesday
during the summer. Dennis will work out the details of where we will eat
and the reserved parking. Details at the June meeting at Mimi's.
This should be a fun way to get out and drive the cars.
We passed around a copy of a item that POCA President John
Taphorn e-mailed to Jim . It concerned combining the POCA Newsletter and
Profiles. The complete text was sent out to all paid POCA members.
We will review this again next meeting, but the general
reception was good except for the title of the new publication. No one
like the Italian name! They all preferred the English translation, "Drive
It" ! We had hoped that Mike Drew would be at the meeting to give us
the pros and cons for the change, since we assume that he was at the meeting in
Las Vegas where it was discussed. Maybe he will be at the June CP