November 2010

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                        Wanted: Articles for CP Newsletter


If you have attended a car function of any type, please write about your car adventures and send it to  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 or "The Motoring Mouth"


Summary of the October 2010 Capitol Panteras Meeting


The November meeting had no Panteras in the parking lot at Mimi's.  Rain, which started about 3 PM, discouraged all.   Attending the meeting; Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Duane & Darice Harlan, Carl Stein, Ken Montgomery, John McNamee, Rick Carlile, & John Worsley.  We had a raffle for a Kragen's gift card, and made a net profit of $9.  John Worsley won the raffle.


John Worsley has contacted the Grand Island Mansion

and has received permission to park on the driveway in front of the Mansion.  This is a beautiful photo op for the Panteras. This Champagne Brunch Run will occur on Sunday, November 14. The cost at the Mansion should be in the $20 plus range.  Our reservation for Brunch is at 11:30 AM.  Please aim to be there earlier, at about 11-11:15 AM.  We hoped to have at least 6 cars at this event. The current count is five cars and eleven people.  As always, if your Club car is not available, come anyway.

Please RSVP to Jim @


Please remember to mark your calendar for the Capitol Panteras Christmas party on Saturday, December 4, at 6 PM.   Duane & Darice Harlan will be our hosts, at their home in Sacramento.  We will send out their address in a separate email, to those who RSVP. The cost for the party is $10 per person.  The Club will cover the rest of the cost. The theme for the gift exchange this year is Australia (engines after 1974).  If you wish to participate in the gift exchange you will need to bring a gift that fits the theme and has a value of approximately $20.  Please RSVP to Jim  as soon as possible so that our hosts will know how many to expect for the party.


Rick Carlile reported on his recent tour of the Robert M. Lee Auto Collection in Sparks, Nevada.  This collection is not open to the public.  Rick and Marcia were invited to join a group that bid on the tour at a charity auction.  The book value on the auto collection, five years ago, was $750 million!  All the vehicles are in concourse condition.  There is a full time crew of two, who restore and maintain the collection.  They are able to totally restore one vehicle very two years.  Mr. Lee is a three-time "Best of Show" Pebble Beach winner.  He started "Hunting World" in the 1950's.  Mr. Lee is 82 years old and still hunts in the USA, but no longer personally goes on the African safaris that were the start of his business.


                                2010 EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Nov 14    Brunch Run to Grand Island Mansion led by John Worsley.

Nov 21     Euro Sunday, Sacramento @ Dream Car Solutions, 1309 Tradewinds Circle, West Sac.


Dec 4 (Sat)  Capitol Panteras Christmas Party Hosts; Duane & Darice Harlan.



POCA Fun Rally-  Exact date and location to be announced.  It is the Pantera's XL anniversary!


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Co-Presidents, Capitol Panteras
#1575 [JHSTBAD]
#7114 [JIMS CAT]

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