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August 27 Show

Posted by victory747 on August 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM


Attention all: We have a great opportunity to represent our club at the premier car show in the U.S.: The annual LeMay Museum Car Show!


You can read below the details of my communication with Stacy from the Museum, and here is the website for specific information about the show:


I believe since we would be displaying our beloved Panteras as a club, you will each need to send me the $10.00 admission fee (checks made out to the LeMay Museum) so I can then forward all of them on to Stacy so she will know exactly how many spots to reserve (Stacy, let me know if this is correct).


This will be great; it's the first time ever I will actually be in town the day of the LeMay show. What a great way to see it for the first time--with a collection of awesome DeTomaso Panteras stealing the show (which, of course, they will!)





Your Loyal President

Summer Events: It's Getting Busy!

Posted by victory747 on August 23, 2011 at 11:50 AM


We have a number of events planned over the next 2-3 months as summer

finally decides to make an appearance. Here's a summary, and a copy of

the 2011 events calendar.


Friday-Sunday, July 1-3 at Pacific Raceways in Kent. The NW Historics for

three days of vintage racing. You can bring your car to the car corral

and do the noon-time drive around. This years' featured marque is Jaguar

in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the E-type release. PNW has in

the past organized a group for the Car Corral but did not this year.

Please visit the website for more details.


Thursday-Sunday, July 14-17, Mustangs NW Mustang Round Up. Thursday, July

14 is track day at Pacific raceways, Friday July 15 is the Pony Trails

drive to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Saturday is the Concours Mustang

show, and Sunday, 7/17 is the Peoples Choice show, where Panteras

Northwest will once again receive premium parking. This will also be our

meeting location for July. Find out more on the Mustangs NW website, At a



Saturday, August 6, Summer Drive-in, BBQ and all around Pantera Get

Together at Pat Hall's Garage-Ma-Hall in Maple Valley, WA. Time and

details have yet to be completed, but PNW member Pat Hall has graciously

offered to host a summer BBQ and Pantera outing. He is just off of Hwy 18

about 2 miles north of Maple Valley. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!


Sunday, August 7, LeMay ACM Collector Car Showcase. Chris Kimball put it

out there this last week that we ought to try to have a presence at this

event, and it sounds like a great opportunity. We can make it a Pantera

weekend, and you'll already have your car shined up from the Saturday

event, so why not? You can get more details from the article at the

following link.


Saturday, August 20, the Bowen Scarff Classic Ford Show and Mustang Round

Up. This is a PNW regular event, and we always get a good showing and

lots of crowd interest. This show fills up fast, so don't hesitate to get

your registration in early. We've had up to 8 Panteras in this show,

let's see if we can beat that. Get more details and registration forms at We'll plan to meet up at the

Office Depot across the street from BS Ford so we can caravan in.


Seattle Italian Concours: Sadly, we are going a second year without the

Concours as the Des Moines marina is still under construction. Labor Day

Weekend is yours to play


Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11, PNW Birch Bay Get Away and Sunday picnic

car show. Last year was a bit of a washout as La Niña had her way with

us, but this year WILL BE BETTER. We'll set ourselves up at the Birch Bay

Get Away cabins once again after a great Saturday back roads drive to get

there, and follow with the show at the Park on Sunday. More details to

follow. We'll set up a reservation at the Birch Bay cabins and drop you a

line to call in.


General Interest:

Griot's garage does a monthly (first Saturday of each month) Caffeine and

Gasoline, plus they have a great show/event calendar on their website.

Check it out at


As the LeMay Museum gets set to open this next year, they are ramping up

their events schedule, which is on their website. They have a monthly get

together as well in their digs in Fife called the Coffee Cruise-in. Next

one scheduled for Saturday, July 9. Check it out


Reno was a blast this year, as the smile on the starting grid at Reno

Fernley can attest, << File: th_DSC_0345[1].jpg >>

So let's get out there and keep the wheels rolling!


Mike Thomas

VP, Panteras Northwest" target="_blank">2011 event schedule.doc

Sunriver Festival of Cars 2011

Posted by victory747 on August 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM




We would like to invite you and your club members to participate the Sunriver Festival of Cars event, which will be held September 16-18, 2011 on the beautiful Meadows Driving Range at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

The Sunriver Festival of Cars ( is a popular Northwest car event, and we have enjoyed increasing participation each year in spite of the difficult economy. The 2011 event benefits Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center.


This year's Center Field feature display will be “Italian Cars,” but registration is open to all sports and enthusiast cars of any vintage. The more participants -- the more the fun for everyone! The Festival Emcee, Paul Duchene (Executive Editor at Sports Car Market Magazine), will delight the audience with stories, and give some informative narrative about the cars participating in the show. When the car engines aren't playing their tunes, The Dan Balmer Trio will provide the on-field entertainment.

A full weekend is in store: we kick off Friday with an organized scenic drive from Portland to Sunriver, with a no-host lunch stop in Sisters, Oregon. You may spiffy up your car at the car wash area, which will be set up from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Sunriver Resort. A pre-fest gathering at Carrera Motors in Bend, and no-host Welcome Reception at the Sunriver Resort for event participants rounds out the day. Saturday is the car show with music, food, fun and a lot of beautiful cars to admire. The dinner and charity auction end the evening. Sunday morning the 'Sunday Dash' begins at Sunriver, moving on to Bend for a continental breakfast at Tetherow Golf Club. After breakfast we’re off on the Dash, which runs about two hours, ending with a catered lunch at the Round Butte Overlook Park.


I am attaching our Participant's Brochure, which includes more details about the event and a registration form. We would be delighted if you could share this information with your club members by email, website, club publication, however you promote upcoming events. If you need other sizes of ads, or website banner ads, please let me know.


Participants can choose to attend just the Saturday event, or spend the weekend. Discounted room rates are offered by the Sunriver Resort on our website under Accommodations.


Visit us either on the web or now on Facebook: Sunriver Festival of Cars. Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you need more information on the event.


With kind regards,




Jodi Ellis / 425-879-8067 or

Barbara Grayson / 503-246-8477

Sunriver Festival of Cars" target="_blank">Participants Brochure.pdf

Fun Rally 2011 Itinerary

Posted by victory747 on June 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM


Last week, the Fun Rally Itinerary was sent to registered participants. The

cover artwork was created by Cullen McCann.


See what's in store at

Paintless Dent Repair Recommendation

Posted by victory747 on June 16, 2011 at 5:59 PM


Just a quick heads-up for any of you within striking distance of Tacoma:


I have used a place called "Metal Magic" several times over the last few years for removal of dings, etc. The other day I came out of a Forza Coffee shop and watched as the guy who parked next to me rammed his door into the side of my Magnum, and then he simply drove away. Even though he dented the door and it went through to the primer, Lou Wells, the owner of Metal Magic, was able to remove that dent, as well as another, smaller one next to it. The small amount of touch-up paint to cover the primer is slightly visible, but there is absolutely no trace of either dent. A couple of years ago a tree dented the Magnum's tailgate right on the creased edge that runs horizontally, and even though there was a reinforcement bracket directly behind the dent, Lou somehow managed to get it back to normal. That repair was so good it is impossible to locate where the dent was. He charges about $125 for most dent removals, and it is well worth it.


Their address is 5618 South Tacoma Way, 98409 and their number is 253-472-2535.


They do great work, and best of all they are a family-owned business and really nice folks.





Capital Panteras May 2011 Newsletter

Posted by victory747 on June 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM

May 2011

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We would encourage everyone to become a POCA member, if you aren't already a member. Your membership in the national club helps fund your local chapter. You can download a membership application at Please help our club grow.

Summary of the May 2011 Capitol Panteras Meeting

The April meeting had two Panteras, a Bricklin, a Mustang and a DeLorean in the parking lot at Mimi's. Lamar and John McNamee drove their Panteras, while John Worsley was in his Bricklin, Don & Kathy Gagnon in their Mustang and Ken Montgomery in his DeLorean. We had five cars in the drawing for "Driving for Gas $". The winner of the drawing was Lamar. Those also attending the meeting, but not is their Club car: Jim & Emilia, Peter Kovacs and Curt Hall who are PCNC members who live in Modesto, Rick Carlile, Jeff Budelli. Treasurer John held the raffle. The prize was a dust wand. He said he needed a new one, so why not have it as the raffle prize that he might actually win and take home. It was a good plan but Jeff was the one taking the new dust wand home after the raffle.

Emilia reminded the group that the Club had authorized $200 toward buying the POCA raffle tickets the Capitol Panteras will be asked to sell in Reno this June. Any prizes won with Club tickets will be used as raffle prizes at future CP meetings. Lamar had given Emilia $20 to buy raffle tickets. If he wins we will bring the prize back for him. Don & Kathy were reminded to buy their raffle tickets from Capitol Panteras when in Reno. We are not aware of any other CP members who will be in Reno. Last year Henry & Karen did make it to Reno for part of the weekend. Also making it to Reno last year were the Middleton's; John, Susan, and their daughter. They are CP members that live in Fresno. We hope to see all these people in Reno again this year.

The Jackson Wine Tour and Lunch was discussed. Kathy had everything planned out for the day. With the cold and rainy weather that is expected for Sunday and the increased road traffic due to the closure of Highway 50, which will divert lots of traffic to our tour area roads, the decision was made to reschedule the Jackson tour to October 22, 2011. This will also be after the normal "car show season", so it will be a good wrap up for the driving year. We are sorry to reschedule the event, but look forward to good weather and less traffic in October.

Lamar reminded us that he will be leading his fourth annual Placerville drive in September. The exact date in not yet set. This has been good fun in the past with games for the passengers and prizes in several categories! We will set the exact drive date at the next CP meeting.

Emilia said that she would work on "Breakfast and Drive in the Delta" during the summer in late June or July. It would be earlier than brunch to beat the summer heat. She needs to check to see what restaurants in the Delta area will be open early enough and have adequate parking. Details will be given at the June CP meeting.

Ken reminded us of the British Car Show in Woodland, Sunday, May 22. EuroSunday will also be held in Woodland that day to piggy back of the British Car Show. Ken will be there displaying his DeLorean. He said there has been great response from the British car community and is always a big show. He also reminded us that the show is free to the public. Name your favorite British car and it will be there.

Ken passed around a copy of the new book that his friend wrote. It is the definitive book on the California Special Mustangs. Ken had assisted his friend with the book and it is extremely well done. Here is a link to the book;

Just a reminder to everyone to make their reservations of Reno. We have made our room reservations and signed up for the dinner at the National Auto Museum. The Museum dinner is a special event with the museum open only to our POCA group. It is a fun evening strolling among the auto displays with a glass of wine, then dine in the Museum. So if there is anyone who reads this CP Newsletter who is free for dinner on Wednesday or Thursday, contact us about getting a small group together for dinner. There are several restaurants that we would like to go back to in Reno and small groups of no more that six are easier to get seated.

Jeff confirmed that the Festa Italiana is the first full weekend in August. It will be at the same location as last year. The giant shade tents will be back. The Pantera display day is Sunday. Remember if you display your Pantera on Sunday you receive free admission and drink tickets. This event is a good one; don't miss it. Jeff asked if you know any other Italian car or motorcycle owners who would like to display them during the Festa, please contact Jeff. Jeff is the auto display chairman for the entire Festa Italiana!

The following photos are from Ken. He brought his camera to take some photos at the CP meeting. He had noticed the lack of photos in the last couple of newsletters and wanted to have a photo in this newsletter, thank you Ken. Maybe with the better weather and the summer car activities we will have too many photos for the next CP newsletter.


(L to R) Kathy & Don Gagnon, Emilia & Jim Seiferling, John Worsely, John McNamee, Jeff Budelli


John's Pantera, Ken's DeLorean, John's Bricklin


Lamar's Pantera

Wanted: Articles for CP Newsletter

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".


Capitol Panteras Events in Red


Capitol Panteras member, Rick Carlile, will be racing his TVR in the CSRG Series. Rick has been accepted to race at the Sonoma Historic

Motorsports Festival, but was not selected for the Monterey Historics.

May 14         PCNC tour of Sonoma Wine Country.

May 20-22    CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

May 22          British Car Show, Woodland Fairgrounds

May 22          EuroSunday, Sacramento @ Woodland Fairgrounds

June 2-5        Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival @ Infineon - Rick is racing the TVR.

June 8-12      POCA Fun Rally, Reno. It is the Pantera's 40th anniversary and POCA's 30th!

June 14        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

June 18         Car Show in Arnold - Ch. Duane

June 26         EuroSunday, Sacramento @

July 12          Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

July ??         Breakfast and Drive in the Delta - Chair- Emilia

July 24           EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Aug 5-6        Mini Nats @ Infineon. Shelby Club

Aug 6            Festa Italiana, Sacramento,

Aug 7           Festa Italiana Car Display on Sunday - Chairman- Jeff Budelli

Aug 9           Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Aug 18          "The Tour", downtown Carmel @ Noon.

Aug 19          Concorso Italiano,

Aug 19-21    Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca

Aug 28          EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Sept 10 or 24   3rd Annual Placerville Run. Chairman-Lamar Fairchild

Sept 13       Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Sept 25       EuroSunday

Sept 30-Oct 2   CSRG Vintage Races @ Infineon

Oct 8          20th 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 11        Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Oct 15-16   Fall Classic, open track at Thunderhill. Shelby Club.

Oct 22         Jackson Wine and Lunch Tour - Chair - Kathy Gagnon

Oct 22         Car Show, Mustangs Plus, Stockton.

Oct 23         EuroSunday, Sacramento @

Oct 28-30   CSRG Vintage Races @ Thunderhill

Nov ?         Capitol Pantera Brunch @ Ryde Hotel. Chairman- John Worsley.

Nov 8         Capitol Panteras meeting at Mimi's

Nov 27        Euro Sunday, Sacramento @

Dec 3 or 10   Capitol Panteras Christmas Party at ???

Please keep us informed of other dates and activities.

Redmond Town Center (Pictures!)

Posted by victory747 on May 8, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Redmond Town Center hosts a Cars & Coffee every Saturday morning from 8-11 AM. Go to the following link for more details. If you decide to go, put a shout out to the membership and who knows what might happen!

Check it out, here:

Pictures here: