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May 2019 Newsletter


Meeting Notes


Our May meeting also had a rather meager attendance, like last month.  No Panteras in sight.

Those in attendance were Rick Carlile, Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Carl Stein, and Garry & Sue Choate.


Discussions Around the Table.


The California Auto Museum would like to have Panteras on display during the month of October.  You would have to leave your car there for the entire month.


There is a new contractor, for the next 3 years, for the historic races at Sears Point.  He’s trying to make it kind of a Goodwood high class event.  In doing so, the ticket prices have been raised astronomically.  The day admission for just Friday practice in now $75 per person!!!  The 3 day pass is $100 per person.  The price to run your historic race car use to be about $500 for the weekend.  It is now $1,800.  Rick’s fully certified race TVR application was rejected!  Even if he was accepted, there’s now way either he with the TVR or Carl with the real Shelby TransAm Mustang would attend.  What a great way to kill a previously great event.  We used to go Friday morning and visit with Rick, Carl, and Terry Morofsky and then have a nice lunch in Sonoma, Napa, or Vallejo.  Not for the next 3 years!  $150/couple for 4 hours is not going to happen.


Rick is still waiting to see if his application will be accepted for the Monterey Historics, in August.


Carl reported that the Shelby Mini Nats will be a Sears Point, August 3-4th.   It doesn’t appear there will be any entrance fee for spectators but you may be charged for parking.

This is a great event to get your ears re-calibrated to what a real race should sound like!  Maybe make this a meeting point for all the Pantera guys in both clubs?


The first annual Concours d'elegance will be held this Sunday, May 19th at Lincoln Hills.  No spectator price can be found on their website.  The Concours at Serrano will be October 6th   Ticket prices for this event are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate.  Niello Concours Raduno’s will be held June through September.  See the calendar below.  These are free events.


Garry and Sue are planning on attending the POCA Fun Rally in Reno.  Emilia and Jim had planned to attend but have a major conflict right in the middle of the event.


We talked about the Christmas Party date for this year.  Sue said PCNC has not posted a date yet, and she will contact the event chairman to see if she can get a date.

After that is confirmed, we’ll pursue our party options for this year.


Since the Brunch Run for May 11 was canceled due a low response and a PCNC conflict, another date was selected.  Saturday, June 29 is the new date.  The destination has not been decided.  If you have a route/restaurant suggestion, please speak up.  It should be good weather for a drive.


2019 Events Calendar

Please keep us informed of other dates and activities

To Aug 5            California Auto Museum; “Micro Cars”



May 16              Dreams & Drivers @ Barnburner, Rocklin

May 18              Speaker @ The Blackhawk, “Unearthing Ancient China: Stories about Terra Cotta Warriors and Beyond”

May 18-19        Shelby Club Spring Sprint @ Thunderhill

May 19              All British Car Show, Dixon Fairgrounds

May 19              Dreams & Drivers, New York Life, Elk Grove

May 19              EuroSunday, Modesto @ Village Baking, 1700 McHenry Ave Suite 18

May 26              EuroSunday, Sacramento @ California Automobile Museum, 8 - 10:30 AM

May 30-June 2  Sonoma Speed Festival @ Sonoma Raceway.  Wow bring $$$ for the next 3 years.

May 31              Cobra Museum movie night, Martinez


June 1         Speaker @ The Blackhawk, “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Chinese Workers”

June 5-9    POCA Fun Rally @ Reno

June 11     Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

June 11      Niello Concours Raduno

June 13     Dreams & Drivers, Beach Hut Deli, El Dorado Hills

June 16     Fathers Day Car Show @ The Blackhawk Museum

June 23     EuroSunday, Sacramento @

June 23     Dreams & Drivers, Red Hawk Casino, Placerville

June 29     Capitol Pantera Brunch Run - destination to be determined


July 7          Dreams & Drivers, Niello Maserati, Sacramento

July 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

July 9          Niello Concours Raduno

July 14      Shelby Club Picnic @ Cobra Museum, Martinez

July 21      Dreams & Drivers, Dutch Brothers Coffee, Granite Bay

July 25      Cobra Museum movie night, Martinez

July 28      EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Aug 3-4        Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 4           Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman, Jeff Budelli

Aug 3-4       Shelby Club Mini Nats @ Sears Point

Aug 6           Niello Concours Raduno

Aug 10-11   Monterey Pre-Union, Laguna Seca

Aug 13        Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

Aug 11        Dreams & Drivers, Milagro Centre, Carmichael

Aug 22        "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon. 

Aug 17        Concorso Italiano (Diamond Anniversary for DeTomaso)

Aug 15-18   Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca

Aug 18        Pebble Beach Concours

Aug 25        EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Sept 5        Niello Concours Raduno

Sept 7       7th Annual Stockton Yacht Club Specialty Vehicle & Classic Yacht Show - Picnic Lunch & Dinner

                   Contact Randy Welch at   Panteras welcomed and wanted.

Sept 10     Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

                  (Nominations for club officers)

Sept 15    Dreams & Drivers, Arliegh Cigar Lounge, Folsom

Sept 22    EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Oct 4-6    CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma

Oct 6        Serrano Concourse

Oct 5?      California Auto Museum Car Cruise, Fulton Ave, Sacramento

Oct 5-6     Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @ Thunderhill

Oct 8       Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

                 (Elections of club officers)

Oct 12      22nd Annual Car Show, Rio Vista

Oct 13       Italian Car Show, Alameda.

                  A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct ?        Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton

Oct 24     Cobra Museum movie night, Martinez

Oct 27     EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Nov 1-3    CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov 8        Cobra Museum movie night, Martinez

Nov 12    Capitol Panteras meeting at Strings

Nov 24     Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec ?       Capitol Panteras Christmas Party

Dec ?       PCNC Christmas Party

Dec 7        Speaker @ The Blackhawk, “Brooklands”



Jim & Emilia Seiferling

Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras



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