[DeTomaso] What Do You Tell People - It is a DeTomaso (FAQ's provided)

scott black timepiecepr2 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 14 18:30:00 EDT 2013

This is an old (meaning it needs to be updated) set of FAQ's that I drafted back when I was on the board. The doc might help you formulate your own answers. 

Pantera Owners
Club of America
Asked Questions
is a DeTomaso Pantera?
Panteras are mid-engine exotic cars that were produced in Italy and imported to
the United States by Ford Motor Company from 1971-1975.  The stunning car is a combination of a potent Ford 351 Cleveland
motor, fully independent suspension and ZF transaxle.
was POCA founded?
1973 a group of enthusiastic DeTomaso and Mangusta owners began to hold regular
meetings at Peyton Lincoln-Mercury in Long Beach, California.  From this small conclave of automobile owners
emerged the Pantera Owners Club of America. 
DeTomaso make any other cars?   
continued to make Panteras in Italy until 1996.  In addition to the Pantera, DeTomaso has produced such masterpieces as
the Deauville, Mangusta, Vallelunga and Longchamp.
DeTomaso products sold in the US?
products are available in the United States at Pantera parts stores.
many DeTomaso Panteras were produced?
exact number of DeTomaso Panteras built has not been determined; best estimates
put the total at 7,000.
are Panteras valued at today?
value of a classic Pantera varies from $20,000 — $70,000+.  The Price varies based on several
factors.  For example, factors such as
year, options, rarity and racing history all contribute to the value of the
Panteras successfully raced?
J "Mad Dog" Antenucci conceivedTeam Pantera Racing in March 1997
to support continuing De Tomaso Pantera vintage sports and racecar participation
in open-road racing events like the Sliver
State Classic Challenge (SSCC).  There are currently 52 Team Pantera Racing members who
compete in events such as the grueling Nevada
Open-Road Challenge and theSilver
State Classic Challenge.  Throughout
the US, at tracks like Willow Springs, Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen, Summit Point,
Bridgehampton, Lime Rock, and Pocono, POCA members test their driving skills
and their cars. POCA members have even driven on the famous circuit of Le Mans,
France.  Since it’s conception, Team
Pantera Racing members have been highly successful, placing in every
race entered.
did the Pantera come about?
the late 1960s, Ford was in need of a high performance GT to combat the likes
of Ferrari and Corvette, and assist in generating additional dealership traffic
for its mainstream product lines. DeTomaso Automobili was relying on Ford for
engines used in the Mangusta and had purchased the Ghia design and
coach-building concern. After Ford’s failed attempt to purchase Ferrari, the
Ford-DeTomaso marriage seemed quite natural, so a business purchase arrangement
was consummated and work began on a new mid-engined GT. 
POCA have chapters?
the years, the POCA organization solidified and its membership began its steady
expansion including 15 chapters across the United States.  The Panteras Owners Club of America is
officially recognized by DeTomaso Automobili S.p.A., Modena, Italy.
events does POCA participate in?
members thrive on activity; and with its many local chapters, POCA makes a
special effort to provide a wide range of activities that will satisfy the
palate of every member.  POCA coordinates
speed events, social events, regular meetings, rallies, Concourse d’ Elegance
shows, and an annual convention in Las Vegas.
POCA have any publications?
disseminates technical information about DeTomaso automobiles and publishes a
monthly newsletter that keeps all members apprised of Club/Chapter activities.
The Club also publishes an information-packed, pictorial quarterly magazine, Profiles,
for it’s members.
can I get more information?
information about POCA is available at the club’s Internet site (http://www,panteraclub.com).

Scott Black
TimePiece Public Relations & Marketing
Marketing Acceleration

 From: LS <lashdeep at yahoo.com>
To: Jeff Detrich <jjdetrich at gmail.com>; The Goyaniuks <andriykoisg at yahoo.ca> 
Cc: "detomaso at poca.com" <detomaso at poca.com> 
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From: Jeff Detrich <jjdetrich at gmail.com>
To: The Goyaniuks <andriykoisg at yahoo.ca> 
Cc: detomaso at poca.com 
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] What Do You Tell People - It is a DeTomaso

does anyone have a link to the FerrariChat discussion?


On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM, The Goyaniuks <andriykoisg at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Which links very much to what was discussed on the Ferrarichat forum

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