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We would encourage everyone to become
a POCA member, if you aren't already a member. Your membership in the
national club helps fund your local chapter. You can download a
membership application at http://www.panteraclub.com Please help our club grow.
Delta Brunch Run - November
The weatherman lied about what the weather
would be this past Sunday for our Capitol Pantera Brunch Run! It was
suppose to be 65 degrees and sunny, but instead it was cool, overcast, and
rainy. But the rain did not dampen our spirits. There was the rare
site of three wet Panteras parked in front of the Ryde Hotel! That is something
that is seldom seen. This puts to rest, once and for all, the notion
that the Pantera will melt in the rain! Inside there were 13 Pantera
and DeLorean owners enjoying the champagne brunch at the Ryde.
Attending CP members were Rick & Marcia Carlile, Henry Kirk, Rick &
Finny Moseley, John Worsley, Jim & Emilia Seiferling. The DeLoreans
were represented by Ken Montgomery, and Rex & Connie Little. We
were joined by a new Pantera owner Dave Sellers & his girl friend Renee,
from Antioch. Dave has had his car for only one week. It is a black
1971. He bought it in Houston, Texas and drove it home. We hope that
Dave decides to join our Capitol Pantera chapter when he joins
Three very wet
Photo by Ken Montgomery
Notes from the November
11th. Capitol Pantera Meeting
The weather was cold and the November
meeting of CP was held inside at Mimi's. The attendance was very good
this month. There were three prospective members in attendance.
Jeff Budelli, of Folsom, had just bought a red 1974 Pantera from New York.
He is waiting for the delivery truck to arrive next week. Frankie Stolese
and his girlfriend Sarah Hobson, of El Dorado Hills, has a red 1972
Pantera, #2682. Dave Sellers and his girlfriend Renee Moulton, of Antioch,
have a 1971 black Pantera, #01777. We hope that they will all be filing
their paperwork with POCA and become official CP
The date for the CP Christmas Party is set
for Saturday , December 13. The cost is $10 per
person. Plan on arriving at 6 PM and have an opportunity to walk
around the neighborhood to view the Christmas lights and decorations.
This is the massive light show, that is shown on all the local TV channels each
Dinner will be around 7 PM. There will be
a gift exchange at the party. The theme for the gifts this year is
anything Italian. The price range is ~$10 max. (No used auto parts,
Pantera or Ferrari). Each person who wishes to participate in the
gift exchange must bring a festively wrapped gift. Dennis and
Patty Gacutan have offered their Rocklin home for the
party. Please RSVP to Jim and Emilia at email@example.com
as soon as possible. Directions to Dennis's home will be
sent upon receipt of RSVP. Significant others and children are
welcome. The dress is Christmas casual warm clothing. Bring an
umbrella if you plan to walk around the neighborhood. So please mark
your calendar now -Saturday Dec. 13, 2003. Thank you Dennis and Patty for
opening your home to the CP club.
There will be no regular CP meeting in
December. We will be back at Mimi's on January 13, 2004.
John Worseley has agreed to plan a
Brunch run to Thunder Hill Casino for the spring. The date will be set at
a later meeting.
The idea of the CP meeting for brunch at the
Radisson on Sunday before AutoRama on February 8 was discussed and
well received. After brunch the group will proceed to the car show. The
idea was also to take some photos at the Radisson for the Member Cars page of
the website. Details will be worked out at the January
John McNamee announced that the Kentucky Derby
Car Show is set for the first Saturday in May. This is a class
act. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend.
Wanted: Articles for CP
If you have attended a car function of any
type, please write about your car adventures and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the next Capitol Pantera newsletter.
If newsletter articles are not received, then it will be more of Jim &
Emilia's automotive adventures.
Dec. 13 - Capitol Pantera
Christmas Party at the home of Dennis & Patty Gacutan.
Jan 13 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
Feb 8 - Brunch before AutoRama in
March 9 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
March or April - Tech Session in
March, April or May - Thunder Valley
April 13 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
April 21-25 - Las Vegas Fun
May 1 - Kentucky Derby Car Show
May 11 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
May 28-30?? - Wine Country Classic
Vintage Races, Sears Point
June ?? - Reno/Tahoe Pantera Fun
June 8 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
July 13 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
July ?? - Hot Rods and Harleys Car
Show - Lodi Lake
Aug 10 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
Aug 28-29 - Shelby Mini Nats
Sept 14 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
Oct ?? - Rio Rendezvous Car Show -
Oct 12 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
Nov 9 - Capitol Pantera meeting at
Suggestions for other activities in the
coming year include;
Golf/Lunch in Farmington - at JB
Great Pantera back road getting
Please keep us informed of other dates and
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Jim & Emilia