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October Newsletter 2014
Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
Saturday, December 13th, 6 PM
Blue Prynt Restaurant, in the Boardroom
815 11th St., between H and I Streets, Sacramento
Dedicated banquet staff, reasonable wine list or BYO with $10 corkage
~11 spaces in their parking lot and
parking at the adjacent Sutter House Best Western parking garage
Gift Exchange Theme: The 70's
Cost; $25/per person.
Non-alcohol beverage included.
The club will pick up the balance of the final bill. What a deal !!!
Mixed green salad, Spinach salad, Caesar salad, Soup
King of New York Steak-~9 ounce choice cut strip loin served with blue cheese mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetable topped with a crown royal and king trumpet mushroom chasseur sauce.
Chicken Cordon Bleu~black forest ham and Swiss cheese stuffed chicken breast served with a basmati and wild rice pilaf accompanied by a Thai basil ratatouille.
Rainbow Trout~cilantro pest and panko crusted pan roasted trout, served with parmesan polenta and seasonal vegetables.
Cheese Cake~sweet cream cheese cake with a graham cracker crust
Chocolate Decadence Cake~A flourless cake with Belgium chocolate.
Please email your choices directly to John McNamee at; firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please be timely as space at the restaurant is limited and if you delay there may not be "any room at the inn".
Frasinettiís Winery - Wine Tasting & Dinner
By Sue Choate
Itís Saturday, September 13th, the day has arrived for the Frasinettiís wine tasting and dinner.† Itís 101 degrees in Sacramento as we hop into our Pantera, (with the AC not working), for the 30 minute drive to Frasinettiís Winery.† As we turn down the appropriately named Frasinetti Road, the hidden treasure of Frasinetti Winery comes into view.† We are guided into a special reserved parking area in front of the beautiful historic winery along with 3 other Panteras.† We are ready to join our friends in the tasting room.† Frasinettiís tasting room offers 5 tastings of your choice, at no charge, and there are many to choose from.† As we were tasting and socializing, the fellow that was helping us park our cars came into the tasting room and introduced himself.† He was none other than Gary Frasinetti, one of the brothers and co-owners of the winery, who just happens to be the original owner of a 1974 British green Pantera.† Gary seemed to enjoy spending time with the club members and fellow Pantera owners, chatting about the special car that has brought all of us together.
After an enjoyable time in the tasting room, we made our selection, purchase
our wine, and headed to the dinning room for dinner.† We are seated in a comfortable private room, which is part of the original historic winery.† Our waitress moves around the table opening and pouring our just purchased bottles of Frasinetti wine.† Our dinner choices were New York Steak, Salmon Risotto, or Chicken Frasinetti.† Garry and I both chose the steak and it was fabulous.† In fact, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal, which was topped off with a dessert of either chocolate mousse or cheesecake with raspberry sauce.
The wine tasting and dinner was a Capitol Pantera event, but was also well attended by many PCNC members.† Those attending were Jim & Emilia Seiferling, Garry & Sue Choate, Steve & Merry Dalcino, Denny & Bonita Morse, Tom Galli & Diane Dean, Duane & Darice Harlan, Ken & Darlene Levin, Peter & Chris Kovacs, John Drago, and Terry & Sheri Morofsky.
After a wonderful dinner, we moved out to the patio to continue our conversations
and enjoy the now much nicer and cooler weather.† The time, as always, went by
quickly and we were soon saying our good byes and heading home. It was a wonderful evening at the beautiful Frasinetti Winery shared with our very special Pantera family.
Hot Panteras on a very HOT day
Oct 12, 2014
by Emilia Seiferling
The annual Italian Car Show in Alameda was blessed with beautiful weather this year. As a result, the attendance of cars and motorcycles was very good. There were over 30 Italian motorcycles and about 130 Italian automobiles. Among the group were three Panteras and five Abarths. We were one of the five Abarths since we were coming to the Alameda show directly from the amateur radio convention in Santa Clara. For anyone who has never attended this show, this is a free event that benefits the Special Olympics. The event is held on grass and encourages lawn chairs and mingling with fellow Italian Automobile aficionados. We chatted with a fellow Abarth owner from Napa and learned a couple of things about the car from him that we were not aware of even thought we have owned it for two years! Jim also found a fellow ham radio operator parked next to us, in his beautiful replica Lancia Stratos. What caught Jim's attention, besides the car, was an antenna he had on the roof. It looked like a 2 meter ham antenna and when Jim looked inside there was a small 2 meter ham transceiver installed under the dash. That changed the conversation between the two of them from cars to radio. You just never know who you'll run into at a car show.
We would encourage everyone with an Italian car or motorcycle to attend this event next year. It is always scheduled for the first part of October. You don't have to have a "concourse quality" car to attend; daily drivers and project cars are welcome. The weather is usually good and the food is always good. Hope to see more of your there next year.
Pat (AD7QO) & Jim (WB6BET)
photo by Merry Dalcino
The October Capitol Pantera meeting was held at Coco's. Those in attendance were: President John, newsletter editors Jim and Emilia, Sue & Garry Choate, Jeff Bundelli, Ken Montgomery, Ron Southern and his friend Scott. There were enough club cars in the parking lot to hold the "Driving for Gas $" drawing. The winner was President John. The raffle was made up of a couple of items from the memorabilia of late member John Worsley; a Pantera book and some postcard prints of autos. The winner of the raffle was Garry.
President John has had no responses in his attempt to have joint meetings with other car clubs in the Sacramento area.
The membership discussed the possibility of making/ getting a POCA flier that could be handed out to possible new club members.
Serrano Concourse 2015 will have a special deTomaso area thanks to President John's efforts. John wants to have a good showing of Panteras at this event. He has told the organizers that we can product 20 cars. So please mark your calendar for October 4, 2015. This is the first Sunday of October. Jim has even committed to getting his Pantera to the show!
Rick Carlile had sent an e-mail that he was returning home from COTA (Circuit of the Americas) after he finished 17th in class.
Scott is the Guest Services Manager at the Sonoma Fairmont Hotel. He is a car guy. He said that he would love to have some Pantera people visit the hotel. Contact him or Ron Southern for details on going to Sonoma.
Garry is looking for parts. He needs a third member for 65 to 74 MOPAR 8 3/4 ring gear or 2.94 gear ratio. Please contact Garry if you can help him in his hunt for parts.
Club elections were held. President John was unanimously reelected for another term of office.
There will be another Dreams & Drivers event for Prostate Cancer. It will be on November 16th, in Elk Grove. As you know, we lost member John Worsley to that disease last year. John's widow, Alice, will be driving John's newly restored Bricklin to that event. So please save the date to be able to come out and visit with Alice and see John's restored Bricklin. CP will be buying tickets for the raffle to help support prostate cancer research. Any prizes that may be won will be used for the regular meeting raffles.
2014 Events Calendar
Capitol Panteras Events in Red
Nov 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Coco's
Nov 16 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Mikuni's, Elk Grove 10:30 AM
Alice Worsley will be bringing John's restored Bricklin.
Nov 23 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec 13 Capitol Panteras Christmas Party - Blue Prynt Restaurant
Dec 14 Dreams & Drivers @ K1 Speed Indoor Go-Kart
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities