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August Newsletter 2016
August Meeting Notes
By Jim Seiferling
The July meeting of Capitol Panteras was held at Mimiís. We had 11 people attending. Rick Carlile and Steve Christiansen drove their Panteras and Rick won the driving for dollars prize money for the second month in a row. We did do a raffle and Steve won a $20 gift card to AutoZone.
President John said we all need to get our registrations completed for the Niello Concourse at Serrano, Sunday October 2nd.
All Pantera, Mangusta, Longchamp, Vallelunga, Deauville, and Innocenti owners are invited to attend the concours since DeTomaso is the featured marque. There will be at least four classes of cars for the judging, with Steve Wilkinson and Mike Drew serving as judges. John promised the organizers a big turnout for the event, so letís all go online and get registered. http://www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com/entry-info.html
There was much discussion around the table. The various topics included the following.
The current status of POCA leadership
President Michael Short has resigned after much turmoil. Apparently the clubs bylaws allow the board to appoint people to fill any openings on the board until the next regular scheduled elections. POCA members should be receiving e-mails as the situation changes.
Rick Carlile will be racing his TVR at Laguna Secca. He reported that one of the cars in his race group will be driven by pro driver Boris Said. Carl Stein is not racing his Trans Am Shelby this year but will be part of the pit crew for another racer. Lori and Mike Drew are planning to attend a variety of event that weekend. No one else at the meeting currently has plans to attend.
Lori Drew reported on her experiences racing at the Lemons race at Thunder Hill. While not finishing as high as desired, a good time was had at the race. Lori told the group of many of the funny and crazy things that took place at the race.
Panteras for Sale
Paul Bowdenís Pantera is in storage in Sacramento and is for sale. The asking price is $65,000. There has not been much advertising for this car. The car is not on display, only in storage, so it not readily available for inspection. This is the car with the twin superchargers.
Concourse at Serrano
The majority of people at the meeting have signed up online for the event. President John encouraged everyone to sign up for the event. There was some talk of a Pantera dinner on Saturday night but the exact details were vague at best. If any information more certain develops, it will be passed along to those who will have their Panteras at the event.
Club Christmas Party
The topic of the club Christmas party came up late in the meeting. The restaurant where we went last year is closed. No one was too sad or surprised to hear this. Rudyís was suggested. It has good food, several different sized private rooms, and plenty of parking. Several local car clubs meet at Rudyís on a monthly base. President John asked John Drago to check it out for the club.
2016 Events Calendar
Aug 18 "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.
Aug 20 Concorso Italiano, http://www.concorso.com/default.asp
Aug 18-21 Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca (Featured Marque is BMW Ė Celebrating its 100th Anniversary)
Aug 21 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Sharif Jewelers, 1338 Howe Ave
Aug 25 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Beach Hut Deli, 3955 Park Dr, El Dorado Hills
Aug 28 EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Craft Beer Vault, 6508 Lonetree Blvd #108, Rocklin
Sept 10 California Auto Museum Cruise Fest, Fulton Ave, Sacramento
Sept 13 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís
(Nominations for club officers)
Sept 18 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Diamond Autosports 2, Rocklin
Sept 25 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Sept 30-Oct 2 CSRG Vintage Races @
Oct 2 Serrano Concourse, with 45 Years of deTomaso Pantera, as the marque
Oct 8 21st Annual Car Show, Rio Vista
Chairman, Jim (lunch at Foster's Big Horn)
Oct 9 Italian Car Show, Alameda.
A benefit for Special Olympics - no entry fee for exhibitors.
Oct 9 Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @ Niello Porsche, 4525 Granite Dr, Rocklin
Oct 11 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís (Elections of club officers)
Oct 15-16 Shelby Club, Fall Classic @ Thunderhill
Oct Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton
Oct 23 EuroSunday, Sacramento @
Oct 28-30 CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill
Nov 14 Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimiís
Nov Dreams & Drivers, Sacramento @
Nov 25 Shelby Club Laguna Bowl, @ Laguna Seca
Nov 27 Euro Sunday, Sacramento @
Dec 3? Capitol Panteras Christmas Party
Please keep us informed of other dates and activities
Jim & Emilia Seiferling
Newsletter Co-Editors, Capitol Panteras
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