Meeting Notes - May 8, 2007
The weather has improved, but we didn't have better attendance at the Capitol Pantera monthly meeting. Club cars included five Panteras, and the Bricklin. Members present were: Jeff Budelli, Tom & Kathy Vona, John Worsley, Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Lamar Fairchild, Rick Carlile, Ken Montgomery, Duane & Darice Harlan.
There was a raffle even though we were missing Treasurer John McNamee. John sent the raffle tickets and the raffle prize with Rick. Even with the low turn out, we made money on the raffle. Lamar won the raffle. A report on what Jim got with his winning gift card a couple of months ago. He got the Mother's Power Ball to clean the wheels on the Pantera. He has not used it yet, so can not say how well it works. Guess we'll have to wait and see if it is as good as Chip Foos says in the ad.
Lamar reported that the plans for the Placerville Run include a poker run, a trivia contest for the passengers, and prizes!! Those present at the meeting received an itinerary for the drive. We will start the day's drive by meeting in Cameron Park Applebee's parking lot at 11:45 AM with our departure at noon. Our final stop will be at "Poor Red's Barbeque" for a 2:30 PM lunch. The date is set for Saturday, May 19. As always, if your club car is not running, please drive your daily driver and come anyway. You just have to follow at the end of the pack! So far we have Emilia & Jim, Kathy & Tom, John W., Jeff. Jim's cousin Rich and his wife LeAnn have been invited to join the group for the drive. Rich is a car guy and lives in Placerville. He should be in his Mustang, his drag car isn't street legal. A separate e-mail invitation has been sent to the presidents of PCNC and Reno-Tahoe to let them know that their groups are welcome to join in on the Fun in the Foothills with CP. Please RSVP to either Lamar 530-622-5086 or Jim email@example.com
Duane Harlan passed out entry forms for the Arnold Car Show and information on the Arnold area. The show is on Saturday, June 16. It starts at 11 AM. It seems that you need to sign up early to get the better parking assignments. There could be a free car wash waiting for you in Arnold and maybe a barbeque for the entrants. If you want to attend and missed the CP meeting, contact Jim or Duane.
We have heard back from the Reno-Tahoe Panteras as to a possible date for a joint brunch this Fall. We are looking at September 23, 2007. We would use EuroSunday as our starting point. That day the gathering will be in El Dorado Hills. We will then continue on Highway 50 to the Strawberry Lodge for lunch. The details for this joint brunch still need to be worked out, but mark your calendar for now to reserve the date.
Tom reported that he tried to go to the Towe Auto Museum and use our Club membership to get in free. But they had no record of Capitol Panteras as a club member! Lets hope they get their records straight soon. The EuroSunday event at the Towe is giving attendees a discount to enter the museum, but CP members should not need the discount. They just have to show their POCA membership card.
We have set a date for our Bodega Bay drive in the Fall, September 8, 2007. Tom Vona will be in charge of the drive. Tom did a great job for our drive to Sausalito last Fall. So there's another date for you to keep open for a CP road trip! We can hope for the same great weather that we had last year.
Rick will check with the Shelby Club to see about parking at the Wine Country Classics in June. Hopefully we will be able to join their group at turn 11 at Sears Point.
A note about CP current standing in the POCA article contest for this year. The POCA newsletter shows us in a try for second place, but I believe that there is a typo and we should actually be in a tie for first place. Maybe a few of our members could write some articles to break the tie and thrust us into first place. That would give us a third podium finish in three years! Get out there and drive and then write about it.