The Pantera Place
"Your de Tomaso Connection" 

The 2005 Atlanta's 9th Annual Italian Car Day 

Saturday, October 8, 2005 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bob Rittweger's yellow Pantera and Howard Suddeth's blue Pantera 
Chris Layton Photos

Atlanta's 9th Annual Italian Car Day was held on October 8th at Kurt's Restaurant in Duluth, GA. The wet weather miraculously cleared overnight just in time for glorious blue skies on Saturday morning. This year's show included a spectacular array of cars including a $1 million plus Ferrari Enzo, an awesome F-50, F430, and many examples of other timeless Ferraris. Lamborghini owners presented the stellar Murcielago, a Gallardo, Diablo, Countach, Espada and a rare Uracco. We enjoyed several Maseratis including two Boras and a Khamsin along with two wonderful DeTomaso Panteras. We had dozens of other classics including Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias and even an Iso Rivolta S4. Other marques included a Moto Guzzi and a Vespa Scooter.

Awards included the top three cars in each marque. Special awards were selected for Best Modified, People's Choice, Kid's Choice Award and the coveted Best of Show Award. A delicious Italian buffet lunch was served by Kurt's Restaurant and $3000 worth of donated raffle prizes were given away.

Onsite Shine owner Jim Thomas gave a free seminar on proper paint care and the secrets of great detailing. The Gainesville Jaycees ( were on hand with their Ferrari 308GTSi raffle car and donated a raffle ticket for their December drawing. Tickets are still available for only $50 each! 

Each registered owner at Italian Car Day received a free 5" x 7" photo of their car at the show courtesy of Onsite Shine. Additional photographs are available from Ginger Harris; E mail her at for more information.

On behalf of the host club Fiat Lancia Unlimited (, I wish to thank all Italian vehicle owners, guests, Kurt's Restaurant, sponsoring vendors, other Italian Car clubs and event workers that support Italian Car Day.

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Italian Car Day 2005 Winners listed by Marque


1st Place: 1963 Giulia / Maury & Chris Hatcher
2nd Place: 1960 Giulietta / Mike Hollinger
3rd Place: 1969 GTV 1750 / W. L. Wagnon


1st Place: 1969 365 GT 2 + 2 / Bill Foree
2nd Place: 1962 250 GT 2 + 2 / Alan Boe
3rd Place: 1969 365 GTB4 Daytona / Terry Springer


1st Place: 1965 1500 Cabriolet / Bob Stanek
2nd Place: 1979 Spider 2000 / David & Yvonne Braught
3rd Place: 1981 X 1/9 / Ken Knouff


1st Place: 1972 Espada / Vail Frost
2nd Place: 2005 Murcielago / Allan Shuster
3rd Place: 1974 Uracco / Don White


1st Place: 1976 Scorpion / Jeff Davison
2nd Place: 1982 HPE Estate / John Montgomery


1st Place: 1978 Bora / Ivan Ruiz
2nd Place: 1974 Bora / Rick Russo
3rd Place: 1977 Khamsin / Dick Preston

DeTOMASO (Pantera)

1st Place: 1971 Pantera / Howard Suddeth
2nd Place: 1974 Pantera / Bob Rittweger


1st Place: Iso Rivolta S4 / Gary Goldstein


1st Place: 2001 Moto Guzzi / Mac Barnett

BEST MODIFIED: 1976 Lancia Scorpion / Jeff Davison

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Ferrari Enzo / Bruce Weiner

KID'S CHOICE: Ferrari Enzo / Bruce Weiner

BEST OF SHOW: 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 / Bill Foree

Best regards,

John Montgomery
ICD Coordinator