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    Panteras Northwest has been an active chapter of POCA since 2006, but a large part of the active membership goes back many years earlier.  There has been a dedicated Detomaso clan in this area for a long time.  We have approximately 60 POCA members on the active roster, about that many who are non-POCA members, and cover the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and Canadian provinces British Columbia and Alberta.  We do have a few outlying members in Montana, Northern California and even Alaska.

   We usually meet the third Wednesday of each month at one of the Board members homes.  We do have occasional meetings with events on a Saturday such as slot or go-kart racing, or at a couple of the larger shows during the summer.  We try to schedule a couple of tech sessions each year as well to help each other work on our cars and keep up on the bench racing scene.  Our big event for the year is the Panteras Northwest Fall Cruise, always the weekend after Labor Day.  Usually a 3- or 4-day event that makes a car show part of the destination, it’s always our best attended outing. If you are in the area and want to join in the activities, need help working on your Detomaso or would like some assistance and advice on finding a car of your own, please get in touch.

                                                            Panteras Northwest 2024 Activity Calendar
                                                              President: Mike Thomas
                                                              Contact: or 206-795-3302


                       Open invitations:

First Saturday of every month year ‘round: Caffeine and Gasoline at Griot’s Garage, 8:00 AM to 11:00
AM. 3333 S. 38th Street, Tacoma, WA.

Every Saturday from April 1st through September 30th unless called for weather: Exotics @ Redmond
Town Center, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Wednesday Night Hot Rod Social every April 5th through September 27th every Wednesday at the
Bremerton Airport at Amelia’s, from 3-7:00 PM. Free admission and raffle prizes. national-airport

The Maple Valley Street Rats hold an open car show every Friday evening from ~3-7:00 PM in the
parking lot at the East end of the Covington Walmart. Free admission and raffle prizes/

• No meeting
• Chapter meeting, 3rd Thursday via Zoom > 2/15 @ 7:00 PM
• Chapter meeting, 3rd Thursday via Zoom > 3/21 @ 7:00 PM
• Event or tech session: Open to suggestions
• Chapter meeting, at the Spring Kickoff, below.
• Event 4/6 - Spring Kickoff at E9 Firehouse, Tacoma, WA Saturday, 1-4:00 PM
• Car show: none yet on the calendar
• Chapter meeting via Zoom: Thursday, May 16th at 7: PM. Look for an email with the link.
• Event: 5/11 – Lunch at Katie Downs, 3211 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA for lunch at 12:00 noon,
then a drive over to the Lemay museum for an afternoon tour of the collection. Panteras will
get to park on the apron in front of the museum.
• Show: none yet on the calendar
• Meeting Saturday, 6/22 - at Exotics @ RTC, Redmond Town Center car show, 8:00-11:00, lunch
and meeting afterward at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.
• Shows: Car Corral, SOVREN Pacific Northwest Historics, Pacific Raceways, Kent, WA, Saturday,
June 29. Parking starts at 8:00 am. Noon time drive around n the track.
• Meeting: 7/16 at Mustangs NW Mustang Roundup (see below). We’ll hold the chapter meeting
where the Panteras are gathered at 12:00 noon.
• 7/6 (Sat) - Exotics @ RTC Italian Car Day, Redmond Town Center 8:00 – 11:00 AM
• 7/21 (Sun) – Mustangs Northwest Mustang Roundup, Bellevue College, Register at the
Mustangs NW website
• Meeting: 8/19 at Bowen Scarff All Ford Show, Showare Center, Kent, WA (see below). Meeting
held at 12:00 noon where the Panteras or members are gathered.
• 8/1-4 (Thurs-Sun) – Vintiques Yakima car show. Details at
• 8/11 (Sun) - The Saints Car Show, Port Orchard, WA. 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, $20 entry
• 8/18 (Sun) – Bowen Scarff All Ford Show and Mustang Round Up, Showare Center, Kent, WA
• Meeting: during the PNW Fall Cruise / POCA Regional Rally (see below)
• 9/6-9 (Fri-Mon) - PNW Fall Cruise/ POCA Regional Rally to Lake Chelan, WA. Staying at the
Lakeside Lodge and Suites, Chelan, WA. Details in work.
• Meeting: 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM Pacific Time

September 6th-9th: Regional Rally

Over the four-day weekend of September 6-9, Panteras Northwest will be holding our annual Fall Cruise, which this year will also be the Northwest POCA Regional R\ally.  Participants will be coming from all point of the compass to meet in Chelan, WA to join the Chelan Car Club for their annual fall car show.  We will also plan to enjoy a great drive or two in the mountains on the usually sunny side of the Cascades, touring some wineries around the Chelan area and enjoying some great late summer sunshine.  If you would like to join us, please reach out to Mike Thomas, Pres., Panteras Northwest at 206-795-3302 or for more information and to be on our participants email list.  We already have a hotel designated so let us know soon if you are interested.


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