January 2004 SCPOCA Club Meeting Minutes

The January 2004 Space City Panteras club meeting was held at Jimmy G's on Jan 10. Five Panteras and 12 members attended. New president Gray Gregory called the meeting to order.

Outgoing club treasurer Doug Lockin presented the club account and checkbook to new treasurer Steve Hawkins and gave the monthly treasurers report. Current balance is $1484. The club treasury had $1888 in Jan 2003 (after subtracting Christmas party expenses). The major expense of the year was approximately $1400 to purchase club t-shirts and caps.

John Taphorn presented a summary of a revamp of the traditional TWS track event into an Italian only car show, drive, and track event. The new event will be supported jointly by SCPOCA, and the Ferrari and Lamborghini clubs. The Pantera Club of North Texas, and other Italian car clubs (Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo) have been invited to participate. The event will tentatively be called the Italian Automobile Festival of Speed.

The IAFS 2004 will be held February 28-29 at Texas World Speedway in College Station. The event will be administered 'ala cart' fashion depending on specific activities chosen. A basic registration fee of $40 (very preliminary pricing at this point) includes a Friday night reception, entry into the Saturday car show (at TWS), a professional front straight photo copy and an organized drive on Saturday afternoon.

Guests may accompany the registered entry for an additional $15 per person. An event dinner Saturday night and track time on Saturday and/or Sunday are optional at prices to be determined. Hotel location and prices and track fees are currently being negotiated. A late registration fee of $15 will be charged after Feb 15.

More information and details will be released as they become available.