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October Newsletter 2013


Delta Lunch Run

October 26, 2013


Emilia and Jim have set up a Delta Lunch Run for Saturday, October 26 at Peter's Steak House in Isleton.   The time is noon.  Please contact Jim if you will be able to attend.   If you are coming from the west you are welcome to meet in Rio Vista and then caravan leaving at 11:45 AM for the restaurant in Isleton.  Otherwise, we will meet you at the restaurant at noon. The restaurant is located at 203 Second Street, Isleton.  It is a big red building on the corner.  The food is very good and the prices are reasonable.


3rd Annual Placerville Run

Sept 22, 2013


While it had been a wet and windy Saturday, Sunday turned out to be beautiful.  It was a great day to go for a drive in the Foothills!


A small group of foreign cars met in Folsom to go on our third annual Placerville Run.

The cars were Japanese, Italian, and German.  That translates to Lamar's daily driver Japanese car, two Italian, Jim & Emilia in the Abarth and Mike Zamorelli and his daughter in John's Pantera, Mike & Nancy in their new Jetta.  Lamar was in his daily driver because he pulled a muscle and couldn't put in the clutch on the Pantera.


The advantage of the smaller group was that we were all winners in some form!  Lamar had prizes for the poker run and prizes for the co-pilot trivia quiz.  Everyone went home with a prize!


We enjoyed a nice lunch at the small casual restaurant at the Red Hawk Casino since there was a long line at the buffet.  It wasn't until the September club meeting that we found out that Lamar got food poisoning from his lunch of fish & chips!



Lamar is already planning next year's drive.  He already has a different restaurant in mind for lunch!  Thanks for planning the drive Lamar!


Meeting Notes


Substitute President Emilia ran the October meeting.


We had 11 people present this month.  Those attending were; Emilia & Jim Seiferling, Rick Carlile, Lamar Fairchild & Mila, Ken Montgomery, Mike & Nancy Haney, John McNamee, Ron Southern, Sue & Garry Choate.


Driving for Dollars:

Garry drove his Pantera.  Lamar and John drove their Panteras.    Ken drove his DeLorean.  Garry won the drawing for $10.00.


The raffle was held this meeting.  There was a custom DeTomaso blanket made at John's shop.  The lucky winner was Ken.  Thank you John for getting the best items for our month Club raffle.  Too bad for those not in attendance, you missed out on the chance to win a great DeTomaso item!


The annual election of officers was held.  There was a unanimous cast for the current slate of officers: President George, Treasurer John, and newsletter co-editors Jim & Emilia.


It was reported that there is a new host for the Christmas Party.  Garry & Sue will host the Capitol Pantera party on Saturday, December 7 at 5:30 PM.  It is a BYOB party.  There will be soft drinks provided by the Club. The theme for the gift exchange is "Cars/ Tools/ Maintenance".  The gift exchange is optional with a $20 limit.  The cost is $10 per person. Please check your calendar so that you will be prepared to R.S.V.P. at the November Capitol Pantera meeting.


The Club will be making a $125 donation to the California Automobile Museum.  The Club has enough money in the bank to support this donation.


John reported that the Concourse at Serrano was awesome.


Jim reported that the Rio Vista car show was on for September 12, but that he and Emilia would be at a ham radio convention in Santa Clara that weekend.


Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series.  He will also be at the Sonoma Historics





Oct 26       Delta Lunch/Brunch, Chairman Jim & Emilia

                   @ Peter's Steak House, Isleton.

Oct 27       EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Broadstone Marketplace, Folsom


Nov 1-3     CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov 12     Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 17     Dreams and Drivers event to honor John Worsley

                  at Mikuni's, 8525 Bond Rd (just E. of 99), Elk Grove, 11 to 2


Nov 22      Turkey Bowl, Shelby Club, Laguna Seca

Nov 24      Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec 7       Capitol Panteras Christmas Party

                  Garry and Sue Choate will be our host at their home in Wilton.



2014 Events


The 2014 Poca Fun Rally - May 28-June 1, 2014 in San Diego


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.


Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras

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