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.

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