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September 2017 Newsletter



Meeting Notes, September 12th

By Jim & Emilia Seiferling


We had 10 people at our September meeting.  This meeting was held at the California Auto Museum. The Museum is closed to the public during their renovation project but the majority of displays were accessible for us to visit. The club provided pizza and soda for all to enjoy. Zack, from the museum staff, gave us an update on the roof renovation in progress.  He also mentioned, much to our surprise, that the museum typically gets 100-200 international visitors per month.


John reported that next yearís POCA Fun Rally will be at either Monterey or Reno. 


John, Rick, and George are planning to go to the Ironstone Concours on September 23rd.  There is a fly in/car show at Cameron Park on September 30th.  No one mentioned that they would be going to the Serrano Concourse this year, on Oct 1st.  George may do the museum sponsored Cruise Fest, on October 7th.  The Alameda All Italian car show is Sunday, October 8th.


John Drago has arranged the Christmas party for us again this year.  It will again be at the Spaghetti Factory, in Rancho Cordova, Saturday December 16th, starting at 5:00pm to 7:00pm 20 people.  We may not be in a private room but the tables will be together.  No theme for the gift exchange has been selected yet.


No articles about the recent Monterey Fun Rally were turned in for the CP newsletter.


Chit chat around the table: Rick and Emilia have both closed down their businesses and retired.  Rick is busy setting up his new shop space, in north Sacramento.  Emilia is just getting used to the lack of a set schedule.  Jeff has sold his house and is living in his motor home, in Auburn, while looking for a building site in the Forresthill area.  George has offered to set up the 2018 CP Christmas party at the Spaghetti Factory, in Elk Grove.  Ken reported on this yearís Burning Man event.  Lori reported on a very hot time at the 24 Hours of Lemons. John will be selling merchandise at the Serrano Concours but will not have his car entered.  Several Panteras are currently at Larry Stockís, in Carson City, having air conditioning work done.


2017 Events Calendar


Sept 17       Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento, in Roseville

Sept 23       Ironstone Concours díElegance, Murphys

Sept 24       EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Sept 29-Oct 1  CSRG Vintage Races @ Sonoma


Oct 1         Serrano Concourse

Oct 7         21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista

Oct 7         9th Annual CAM Cruise Fest, Fulton Ave, Sacramento

Oct 8         Dreams & Drivers, in Rocklin

Oct 8         Italian Car Show, Alameda.

                 A benefit for Special Olympics. No entry fee for exhibitors.

Oct 10       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís

                 (Elections of club officers)

Oct 15        Dreams & Drivers, in Sacramento

Oct 14-15  Fall Classic, open track, Shelby Club @ Thunderhill

Oct           Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton

Oct 22       EuroSunday, Sacramento @


Nov 3-5     CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov 14      Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís

Nov 19      Dreams & Drivers, in Elk Grove

Nov 24      Shelby Club at Laguna Seca

Nov 26      Euro Sunday, Sacramento @


Dec          Capitol Panteras Christmas Party

Dec 8       PCNC Christmas Party

Dec 10      Dreams & Drivers toy drive


Please keep us informed of other dates and activities


Jim & Emilia Seiferling

Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras



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