Pantera Racing was conceived, in part, by D J "Mad Dog" Antenucci
in March 1997. Team Pantera was created to support continuing De Tomaso
Pantera vintage sports and race car participation in open-road racing
events like the Sliver State Classic Challenge (SSCC). The SSCC is sanctioned
by the American Indy Car Series (AIS).
23 May 1998
"Ten Panteras finish the Silver State challenge.
Compare this to the 29 Corvettes that finished.
The next closest was 10 Mustangs then 5 Cameros!
That's about .0017 of all Panteras made (give or take).
If that same percent of all the Vettes manufactured showed
up, over 5,100 would have to be there.
So even when 1 Pantera shows up, 510 vettes would have to
show to rival the enthusiasm of the Pantera owners!
That really says a lot about the Pantera and it's owners!"
1TO9 MPG, It takes 510 Vettes to equal 1 Pantera!
the De Tomaso Archives
See more of Curt's Contributions in the TPR
at Digital Thunder in his
Who is Team Pantera Racing?
"TPR was the first and is still the
only vintage race team to start and finish more then 10 Panteras in open
road races" "Some people said it couldn't be done, what they
really meant was they hadn't done it yet."
TPR is made possible by people. Primary
membership comes from POCA Club members who own and race their Pantera.
Chapter membership is not a requirement. TPR is more of an idea, an esprit
de' corp among owners who enjoy throttling up a Pantera and feeling the
exhileration of speed. Some unofficial members of TPR don't belong to
any formal club but still enjoy the comaradarie and thrill of driving.
All Team Pantera Racing members own DeTomaso-manufactured vehicles (Pantera,
Mangusta, Guara and others) and live in North America, Europe and Australia.
View other Team Pantera Racing
|Who is Dennis "Mad
Dennis "Mad Dawg" Antenucci also known as the Road
Warrior, isn't open road racing his Pantera in Mexico, Nevada
or Texas, he is a project construction manager based in Southern
California. "Mad Dawg" is from San Francisco and currently
resides in Huntington Beach, California. He is a former Vietnam
veteran, has been an Army Special Forces Green Beret, commercial
diver and a project construction manager in Europe, Asia, Africa
and the Middle East. Currently "Mad Dawg" is managing
major public works construction projects.
Dennis is the President of Team
Pantera Racing, and Past President of the Pantera
Owners Club of America (POCA). If you have questions
or comments about either TPR or POCA, do not hesitate to contact
about Mad Dawg's TPR Pantera
Read more about "Mad
Dawg" and his Pantera on the Pantera
You can e-mail "Mad Dog"
at the following address