A List of Famous Owners

I can add 3 notables (Others can add more):

Famous Canadian Hockey player turned entrepeneur .... Tim Horton (Yes, the same Tim Horton from the ubiquitous Canadian coffee chain). Unfortunately he perished in his DeTomaso when he lost control on a highway.

World Famous and one of the all time great F1 World Champion and Team owner ... Sir Jackie Stewart.

Clay Ragazzoni raced a Group 4 as part of a DeTomaso campaign.

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Batman (DC Comics issues #408 and #645)

The Jackson Pantera belonged to Jackie Jackson and was modified by George Barris
Vince Neil was the Motley Crew Guy (the drummer from the band 'Hanoi Rocks' was killed in the car when he and Vince were out for a drive)

Rumoured Pantera owners (Can anyone confirm)?...
- Eddie Money
- Mario Andretti

Anyone know if Kenny Loggins ever owned a Pantera (or Mangusta) - he immortalized the DeTomaso marque in his song "Mr. Night" Smiler
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Originally posted by #5754:
Batman (DC Comics issues #408 and #645)

The Jackson Pantera belonged to Jackie Jackson and was modified by George Barris
Vince Neil was the Motley Crew Guy (the drummer from the band 'Hanoi Rocks' was killed in the car when he and Vince were out for a drive)I was told and I can't remember by who that Eddie Money owned #6655 one made before mine

Rumoured Pantera owners (Can anyone confirm)?...
- Eddie Money
- Mario Andretti

Anyone know if Kenny Loggins ever owned a Pantera (or Mangusta) - he immortalized the DeTomaso marque in his song "Mr. Night" Smiler
I'm at my office today and I am speaking with this very tall and large man who played as a rookie with the Houston Oilers in the '70s. He told me a story of riding, rather cramped, in Dan Pastorini's Pantera enroute to a rodeo. Dan,who would not be satisfied behind anyone, was following Skip Butler,another Oiler, who was driving around 60mph. Dan went to pass and an oncoming car was to close to reasonably proceed. Not to be deterred, Dan buried the throttle pedal and the Pantera leapt forward and made the pass. The rookie was amazed at the acceleration of the cat. He demanded that Dan pull over immediately so as that he could pound the crap out of him for taking that risk. Dan refused to pull over.

Years passed by and the rookie spoke with Dan at a dinner gala just last year. He retold the story to Dan and inquired whether he recalled the incident. With a wink and a big smile, Dan said he never do such a thing.

Our very own Tom Upton, local Pantera racer guy, competed regularly against Pastorini at least a few years back. I haven't spoken with Tom much about it recently to learn if Dan is still competing.
POCA's Asa Jay Lawton bought his Pantera from a pro basketball player that loved the car but simply couldn't fit in it comfortably. Don't follow stick-hoop-&-ball games much so don't remember his name. And Todd Glyer's Pantera was once much loved by the star that played the big sorta-friendly alien in Star Trek.
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Originally posted by No Quarter:
Sorry Liv if you're on this forum, but looking at how she's aged compared to how a Pantera has aged, that answers the old boy-question: "What is best, cars or women?" Wink


Aww that's not fair, I bet most Panteras have had lots of cosmetic surgery over the years!
I remember hearing back in the '70s that Jerry West (of the LA Lakers) owned a Pantera. When I asked how he fit in it I was told he had a dropped floor pan. Googling around for a few minutes I was not able to confirm this but maybe this is to be expected for such old news.
Rick Nelson had his Pantera serviced at our dealership all the time. He would always come in and say hello every time he serviced it. I tried for years to buy it but he never wanted to sell. After he died I ended up selling his twin sons a yellow one.
Aside from Elvis, this may be the most famous of all Pantera Owners: Jay Leno!!

The guy on the right is the seller, Scott Pinsky who used to be in the South Bay POCA chapter until he moved up north 5 or more years ago. Anyway, a week ago he sent me this picture with this comment:

"Hi all:

Well, with some regrets but also a bit of excitement for the new owner (see photo, center), I finally sold number 1970--to a very good home down in SoCal. So welcome the newest member of the Pantera community. It's his first DeTomaso, but hopefully not his last!

SDP"

Then yesterday I got a forward from Scott:

"Looks like Jay is getting some good use out of the car. I hope the Burbank PD was nice to him.

SDP

From: Mike Drew
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:17:28 -0400 (EDT)
Hey Scott,

So glad to see that your Pantera wasn't merely shoved into a dark corner of Jay's collection--here he is driving it to work!

http://partywave.deviantart.co...rd-Pantera-399705803

Mike"

The link shows Jay driving his Pantera out of the studio parking lot. Quick Googling (for the last month) didn't find much. Just this short (1sec!) YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/vMpijyrXv_A

BTW, Scott is looking for a well priced Mangusta. I told him "lots of luck". Anyway, don't sell your Pantera now, when word gets out, prices may spike. But, searching jaylenosgarage.com for Pantera didn't turn up anything. Hmm, maybe it's too soon for it to be entered. His Super and Sports car collection now stands at 108!! http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/

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Also, I forgot to mention. Back in the day ('70's) I heard that Jerry West (the LA Laker's star guard, later to become coach) owned a Pantera. Supposedly it had dropped floorpans. Actually, he wasn't that tall, around 6' 2" if I remember. I did a little googling but couldn't find this bit of trivia. Not surprising I suppose.
Yes,
Ali had a black Mangusta, bought by Herb Grass.
It was not known that it was Ali's car as there probably was another owner in between Ali and Herb. Herb told me that he found out a few months later when he took the top if the IP off and found the business card of Alis agent. He called him and was told it was Ali's.

Herb painted it McClaren orange with light gray screens and wheels. It was gorgeous.

DICK RUZZIN

...I am the second owner of the '74L that once belonged to Keill Qvale. He was a Major importer into the USA, of the Mangusta..
As far as I Know, The sunroof and Wing were custom installed at the Factory Specially for Him.

katt_livmore_003

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Yup...I bought the comics yesterday from ebay...
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Originally posted by Joe 1974 L #6656:
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Originally posted by #5754:
Batman (DC Comics issues #408 and #645)

The Jackson Pantera belonged to Jackie Jackson and was modified by George Barris
Vince Neil was the Motley Crew Guy (the drummer from the band 'Hanoi Rocks' was killed in the car when he and Vince were out for a drive)I was told and I can't remember by who that Eddie Money owned #6655 one made before mine

Rumoured Pantera owners (Can anyone confirm)?...
- Eddie Money
- Mario Andretti

Anyone know if Kenny Loggins ever owned a Pantera (or Mangusta) - he immortalized the DeTomaso marque in his song "Mr. Night" Smiler
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Originally posted by PanteraDoug:
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Originally posted by Rocky:
Are you "Mike the Snake" coming back with a new username?


Sorry - that's a little joke that some members around here last year may find funny..... I did, anyway!


Or maybe not.

Rocky


Did he sell his car?
If he did, I hope Mike does a PPI on the plane he wants to buy, definitely . DON'T want to suck a valve at 10,000 ft! Sympathy
Sorry thats not the original Jackie Stewart car in the video. If I'm not mistaken the DT club UK were asked could they supply a yellow LHD GTS, similar to the one Jackie Stewart had originally owned, by the Top Gear production team in 2014. It was for a Racing Legends TV programme and this is the car they supplied.

The programme also featured a famous TV chef called James Martin who is nuts about cars. They did an earlier programme with him about restoring and rebuilding his Boss Mustang.

Sadly it didn't end well. Nobody told Jackie or Martin the car was fitted with a manual switch for the cooling fans and the car overheated in the Italian traffic. It totally cooked the motor. Engine was rebuilt and the car sold shortly after.

cheers
agustaboy posted:
Craig Frost KEYBOARDEST FOR GRAND FUNK RAILROAD AND BOB SEIGER BAND OWNED ONE CHECK OUT THE YOUTUBE VID AT ABOUT MINUTE 28 SHOWS HIM DRIVING IT BRIEFLY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRb8yjIEL6g

Craig bought his Pantera in 1972 when Grand Funk was starting to rebuild again. I restored it in the 90s and he still has it today.  Here are some pics from the past. 

First shot is from a Seger Cleveland show. Craig is next to my wife, Robin on the left.

Cleveland show before after party

Next shot is from a Chicago show. Right to left, Craig, my daughter Janelle, Alto Reed, and my daughters friend, Cristy. 

Chicago Seger after party

Third--My daughter giving Craig some crap about being so old

Daughter giving crap to Craig

Last---My 50th birthday party.

Craig and I at my 50th

Bob Seger is back on his final tour this winter with Craig still at the keyboard. 

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horacecope posted:
Sorry thats not the original Jackie Stewart car in the video. If I'm not mistaken the DT club UK were asked could they supply a yellow LHD GTS, similar to the one Jackie Stewart had originally owned, by the Top Gear production team in 2014. It was for a Racing Legends TV programme and this is the car they supplied …..

Sir Jackie and his Pantera

Jackie Stewart

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  Claude Schnell - former keyboard player for Ronnie James Dio's Heavy Metal band "DIO" still has his GT-5  (Conversion car)

Blackie Lawless -  guitarist with Heavy Metal group "W.A.S.P." - I think he sold it

George Lynch - Guitarist of "LYNCH MOB" - no longer owns the car

Carmine Appice - Drummer : Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart and many more groups  - no longer owns the car

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