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May Newsletter 2015


Meeting Notes


The May meeting of the Capitol Panteras was held at Mimi’s with eight members attending: Rick Carlile, John Drago, Lori Drew, Mike & Nancy Haney, John McNamee, Ron Southern, Emilia & Jim Seiferling.


There was no raffle this meeting.  But there were enough club cars to have the “Driving for Gas Money” drawing.  The winner was John Drago.


President John announced that the June Capitol Panteras meeting will be held at the California Auto Museum on Thursday, June 18 at 6 PM.  He asked that we have a good representation of club cars at this meeting.  John hopes to have a presentation given by the museum staff on the current status of the Auto Museum.  The Club will provide pizza and drinks.  Ron said he will use the gift certificate that he won a couple of meetings back to provide a desert for the group.


President John reminded everyone about the Serrano Concourse in October.  This prompted Jim to announce that he had a date set to start the work on the Pantera.  Jim and his cousin, Rich, will start later this month on the extensive list of items to be done!  (Note; the car was driven back to Rio Vista, from Placerville, on May 24th!)


The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will have both Rick Carlile and John McNamee’s brother participating.  We wish both of them luck at the races.


2015 Events Calendar



June 18       Capitol Panteras meeting at the California Auto Museum; 6 PM

                   This is a Thursday meeting.

June 21       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ see website

June 28       EuroSunday, Sacramento @ ?


July 14        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi'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 Mimi's

Aug 13       "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 15       Concorso Italiano,

Aug 13-16  Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is; Shelby GT350 Mustang – 50th anniversary)

Aug 16       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @

Aug 23       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Aug 23       2015 Capitol Conour's d'Elegance


Sept 8        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

                 (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 12      Italy on Wheels; Murer House and Gardens, Folsom

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 Mimi'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 Mimi'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

#7114 [JIMS CAT]



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