October 2010

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19th Annual Rio Vista Car Show, October 9th.

by Emilia Seiferling


The Rio vista Car Show is an annual event for us.  It is part of the BIG event of our little town, The Bass Festival.  As has been our tradition since we got our Pantera, we invited our Pantera friends to come and join us for the day.  We were not sure if anyone would accept our invitation this year.  2010 turned out to be a record number of Panteras in the car show; four.  Joining us were: Lamar Fairchild, Paul Bowden, & Henry Kirk.  We had expected Lamar and Paul, but not Henry.  It seems that Henry was in town and ran into Paul as Paul was getting coffee before leaving for Rio Vista.  Paul got Henry to drive down for the event.  As usual there were few European cars in the show.  There was an Alfa, a VW and four Panteras.  The Rio Vista car show is for 1974 and earlier vehicles.  This year there were over 200 cars in the show, with Paul being #207.  It was a beautiful day.  There was no wind and temperatures in the mid-70's.  The show extended from the foot of Main Street at the Sacramento River to Sixth Street.  Our house is at the corner of Sixth and Main, so the show could hardly get any closer!   Even though the three Panteras of our of town friends ended up parked across from our house, Jim had been asked to park down town with our local car club, The Delta Drifters.  The reason being the Soapbox Derby was scheduled for directly after the "Parade of Winners" of the car show on Main Street.   The soapbox organizers wanted to be sure that the soapbox race area would be clear, so they asked the local guys to park there, then move out directly after the awards parade.


Henry's, Lamar's, & Paul's Panteras, with our house on the corner.


Besides the car show, there was a carnival, vendors, a fishing derby, shopping in local shops, and food.  Henry and Paul got here a bit late and had not eaten so they decided to have breakfast at Lucy's on Main Street.  Lamar had arrived earlier, so he had coffee and home made sweet rolls at our house.  So at lunchtime Lamar, Jim and myself went to Foster's Big Horn.  Foster's is a local landmark in our area.  It is not every day that you can have a meal seated under an elephant head or a cape buffalo.  We enjoyed our meals.  Eventually we all found our way back to the cars near our house and sat in the shade.  The Panteras always get a lot of attention.  All the guys were kept busy answering questions about the marque.


After the show the guys formed a three-car convoy for the trip back to Sacramento.  I'm sure the guys got just as much attention on their drive home, as they did at the Rio Vista Car Show!  Once again it was another good day because we drive a Pantera.


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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 October meeting had two Panteras, and a DeLorean in the parking lot at Mimi's.  The drivers were; Lamar Fairchild, Don Gagnon & Kathy, and Ken Montgomery. Lamar won the driving for gas money, which helped pay for his about 40 mile drive from Placerville.  Others attending but not in a club car were; Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Mike Drew, Lori Albino, Rick Carlile, George Potiris, John Worsley and Larry Springer.  Larry is an old friend of ours, from Bozeman, Montana, that was in California for a combo business and pleasure trip. 


There was no raffle at this meeting because Jim and I forgot the raffle tickets. Treasurer John had purchased a $20 Kragen Gift card to be raffle prize.  We will use it for next month's raffle.


John Worsley has contacted the Grand Island Mansion

and has received permission to park 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 back-up date will be Sunday, November 21 if the earlier date is not available for our group at the Grand Island Mansion. We hope to have at least 6 cars for this location. As always, if your Club car is not available, come anyway.  Please RSVP to Jim @


Rick had a "show and tell" session for the group.  He had purchased three lithographs of cars.  A Pantera, a Ferrari and a Jaguar.  If I remember the story correctly, Don passed the information about the prints on to Rick who followed up on it .  The Pantera in the litho is yellow (the only reason that Don did not buy it, since his car is red). Rick plans to give the Ferrari print to Rick Moseley, and the Jaguar to another friend.  All three lithographs will have a place to be displayed after "living" in an envelope for over 30 years.


Please remember to mark your calendar for the Capitol Panteras Christmas party on Saturday, December 4.  Duane & Darice Harlan will be our hosts, at their home in Sacramento.  The theme for the gift exchange this year is Australia (engines after 1974).   That means that if you want to participate in the gift exchange you need to bring a gift that fits the theme and has a value of approximately $20.


We gained a new associate member to the Capitol Panteras.  Lori Albino, who is a PCNC member, joined our chapter as an associate.  We also had two renewed associate members Mike Drew and Ken Montgomery.  John Worsley will re up at the November CP meeting.


Lori reported on the Alameda Italian car show.  She said the weather was wonderful this year.  Last year it was very cold.  There were fewer Panteras this year, 8, plus one Mangusta. The food was very good.  Lunch is Italian, consisting of pasta & sausage, salad, garlic bread, cookie, and a beverage. This charity car show is always the first part of October, so make a mental note to attend next year.


There was an "election" of club officers at this meeting.  A unanimous ballot cast for the current slate of officers.  There were no nominations from the floor.  So the Capitol Pantera officers for next year will be: Jim & Emilia Seiferling-Co-presidents, John Worsley -Vice President, John McNamee - Treasurer, Ken Montgomery - club web-master.  The officers expect all members to step forward with ideas for activities and to participate in Club functions.  Only through active participation can we maintain a successful club.


                                2010 EVENTS CALENDAR

Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Notes:      Capitol Pantera member, Carl Stein, will be racing his Trans-Am Mangusta in the

                   SCC Road  Racing  Series.


                   Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.

           Rick has also applied to race at the Sonoma Historic 

                   Motorsports Festival and has been accepted in the Monterey Historics.


Oct 15-17   SCCA Road Racing @ Laguna Seca

Oct 16-17   Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill.  Shelby Club.

Oct 24         EuroSunday, Sacramento @ To Be Determined

Oct 30-31   CSRG Road Racing @ Thunderhill - Rick will be there in the TVR.


Nov 9        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

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

Nov 28       Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


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



POCA Fun Rally XXX-  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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