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Welcome!

Join us at the Z Car Club of Rochester's 
MOTORFEST 2015 WEEK-END including:
the 8th Annual Jonathan Krenzer Memorial Charity Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th.
The week-end's Cruise / Banquet / Car & Motorcycle Show details will be posted here soon.
It's grown to be a big regional event and a great time is certain for all!
 
 Please help spread the word far and wide as we are once again preparing to host an every expanding number of Z, Import & Domestic Car and Motorcycle fanatics!

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2014 ZCCR Membership Application

ZCCR 2014 Activities Calendar
 

RSVP by 9/20 or be left behind!

Children at Play
RAW BAR ... STEAMERS ... LITTLE NECKS ... We've GOT 'em!


No kidding, this Saturday September 20 is the DEADLINE to reserve your places for the GREAT ZCCR FALL CLAMBAKE/CRUISE to be held on Saturday September 27 at Rand Lodge on Powder Mills Park! We're shaking our traditional calendar up a bit with the clambake taking the place of our picnic as our birthday celebration for the entire membership. This will be a catered, full serve traditional clambake with chicken, steak, corn... on the cobb, clam chowder, steamed clams, clams on half shell, salt potatoes, salads and apple crisp!


This is a "top-shelf" event with a value of $40 per person, cost to ZCCR members only $20 per person! (Non-members are invited as well, but will not receive the member discount). Again, RSVPs are mandatory with a deadline of Sept. 20. As we must give our caterer a definite count by Saturday, we need to know who will be attending ASAP, so please get your reservations in quickly. Contact ME with your reservations or PM ME (or ZCCR) on Facebook. Make checks payable to "ZCCR" OR you may pay at the event with prior commitment. Please note that due to the expense of this event, once you commit, you will be required to make payment whether or not you attend.


There will also be a car "meet" and cruise at the event, some games of skill and all-around FUN! Complete details are on the attachment. Response has been GREAT so far, this is shaping up to be our biggest gathering of the year! It's sure to be a great time!


Now is not the time to CLAM-UP, RSVP before you're left outside looking in!



John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
On the web: www.zccr.net

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zccrny
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Wednesday, September 17 @ 23:57:56 EDT (31 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 9-15-14

Must Exit
Hey everyone! Here's the latest from ZCCR:

CLAMS...CLAMS...CLAMS...CLAMS...and MORE...!

** This Saturday September 20 is the deadline to reserve your places for the GREAT ZCCR FALL CLAMBAKE/CRUISE to be held on Saturday September 27 at Rand Lodge on Powder Mills Park! We're shaking our traditional calendar up a bit with the clambake taking the place of our picnic as our birthday celebration for the entire membership. This will be a catered, full serve traditional clambake with chicken, steak, corn on the cobb, clam chowder, steamed clams, clams on half shell, salt potatoes, salads and apple crisp!

This is a "top-shelf" event with a value of $40 per person, cost to ZCCR members only $20 per person! (Non-members are invited as well, but will not receive the member discount). Again, RSVPs are mandatory with a deadline of Sept. 20. As we must give our caterer a definite count by Saturday, we need to know who will be attending ASAP, so please get your reservations in quickly. Contact ME with your reservations or PM ME (or ZCCR) on Facebook. Make checks payable to "ZCCR" OR you may pay at the event with prior commitment. Please note that due to the expense of this event, once you commit, you will be required to make payment whether or not you attend.

There will also be a car "meet" and cruise at the event, some games of skill and all-around FUN! Complete details are on the attachment. Response has been GREAT so far, this is shaping up to be our biggest gathering of the year! It's sure to be a great time!

** Our FALL FOLIAGE CRUISE will be on Saturday October 11. Meet up in the morning for some coffee then we'll head out to the scenic, twisty roads of the Finger Lakes region to take in Mother Nature's best colors. You all know that the Finger Lakes is breathtakingly beautiful when the leaves change color, so bring your camera and enjoy! One of the stops on our cruise will be the WINDMILL CRAFT MARKET in Pen Yan where in addition to the dozens of vendors there will be a classic car show going on! We'll stop to enjoy the cars, shop and get some home made refreshments then continue on for a group lunch stop. It's our LAST DRIVING EVENT of the season, so don't miss out!

* Monthly Member Meetings will commence starting in November with food, drink and special guest speakers. We've lined up some great venues to host the meetings as well as some fabulous guest speakers. ZCCR will provide refreshments for our member meetings and they will be bi-monthly starting in November. Stay tuned for details....

* Last but not least, today is the "Father of the Z Car", Yutaka Katayama's (Mr. K) 105th birthday! For those of you who have been fortunate enough to meet him, you know what a wonderful human being he is. HIs life's mantra is "Love Cars, Love People, Love Life". In honor of his birthday, take this great sentiment and pass it on today. Happy Birthday Mr. K!




It's still "NICE" out, so get your driving in. NOW!

John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Monday, September 15 @ 11:46:32 EDT (42 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 9-8-14

Diesel
Hey everyone!  Here's the latest from ZCCR:

* This Saturday September 13 is a "CARS & COFFEE" meet hosted by The Little Speed Shop, 500 Lee Rd. Bldg. C, Rochester NY, 14606.  Just show up with a cool car (or really ANY car), drink some coffee, look at other cool cars, hang with cool people and drink some more coffee.  The Little Speed Shop's Cars & Coffee is a monthly Saturday morning meet at their shop where proud car owners congregate to chit chat and sip a cup of coffee.  The event runs from 8am-10am and is FREE (even the coffee!).  Learn more about these great guys here: http://thelittlespeedshop.com/  .  I'm going to check it out, hope to Z you there.

* The GREAT ZCCR FALL CLAMBAKE will be held on Saturday September 27!  This will be a full serve traditional clambake with chicken, steak, corn on the cobb, salt potatoes, salads and of course, CLAMS!  This is a "top-shelf" event with a value of $40 per person, cost to ZCCR members only $20 per person!  (Non-members are invited as well, but will not receive the member discount). RSVPs are mandatory with a deadline of Sept. 20.  We need to know who will be attending ASAP, so please get your form in quickly.  We'll also have a car "meet" and cruise at the event, some games of skill and all-around FUN!  The reservation form is attached for you.  It's sure to be a great time!

* Monthly Member Meetings will commence starting in November with food, drink and special guest speakers.  Stay tuned for details....

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GOT Z?
 
John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Wednesday, September 10 @ 09:03:50 EDT (63 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 9-4-14

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WOW! TWO updates in one week! There must be lotZ going on in ZCCR land!

* TOMORROW, Friday Sept. 5 some ZCCRers are taking a drive to Watkins Glen to spend the day at the fabulous "GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL" held right on Main St. in the village. Hundreds of vintage sports cars will be displayed in several venues, along with those cars driven down by the spectators themselves! Literally tens of thousands of people will take over Watkins Glen for the day to e...njoy. The weather is supposed to be spectacular and best of all it's FREE! http://grandprixfestival.com/
My 240Z will be displayed in the HAGERTY tent on the Watkins Glen courthouse lawn on Franklin (Main) St., stop by and say hello!
If you would like to join the ZCCR caravan for the ride down, meet at 7:30am at the Villager Restaurant 245 S Main St, in Canandaigua (in front of Kurt Thiel's shop). On Saturday and Sunday, the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix will be held at Watkins Glen International. http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2014/US-Vintage-Grand-Prix.aspx
ZCCR's Tom Bork and Allan Robbins will be competing, come on out to lend your support!

* WIN A TRIP TO THE DAYTONA 500! I have raffle tickets available to win a trip to the iconic Daytona 500 in February! Grand Prize includes 2 Pit Passes to the race, $1000 cash and 5 nights accommodations at the Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, FL. 2nd Prize is $750 cash, 3rd Prize is $500 cash. This is a raffle to benefit our 2014 charity the Dream Factory of Rochester NY. Drawing will be held on October 12, 2014, need not be present to win. Tickets are $20 each and less than 1000 to be sold. I have 10 tickets available, email me if you'd like to get some.

* For those of you not going to the Glen this Saturday Sept. 6, there is a local car show going on to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. "US Too" will be hosting "It's a Guy Thing - Cars for Cancer", a car show at the Baytowne Plaza, 1900 Empire Blvd (WalMart Plaza) on the corner of Creek St. in Penfield. 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, cost is FREE.

* Get your reservations in for ZCCR's Fall Clambake Cruise! While we have lots of room for people to enjoy this event, reservations are not unlimited, so please reserve your spots now! It's sure to be a great time at Powder Mills Park with a car meet & cruise and a full-blown traditional clambake! See attached form for complete details. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 20, so act now!

Let's Z you out there!

John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Thursday, September 04 @ 13:19:30 EDT (83 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 9-2-14

Detour Ahead
Hey everyone! Here's the latest from ZCCR:

* This weekend, Sept. 5-7 is the Watkins Glen U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and Grand Prix Festival! ZCCR members Tom Bork and Allan Robbins are expected to compete in the Vintage Grand Prix with their race cars, so come on out and support them! Also, noted Datsun fanatic and celebrity Adam Carolla will be competing with his Datsun roadster! Our friend Rob Roessel of Watkins Glen International has extended a special... invitation to ZCCR members for an entire weekend admission for only $35! The admission does give you access to the garage areas so you can see the awesome race cars up close and personal! For tickets, contact Rob at: p: (607) 535-2486 x351 The Grand Prix Festival takes place this Friday in the village of Watkins Glen and features hundreds of classic rides on display in several venues up and down Main St. Several ZCCR members are expect to display and attend. Join the thousands who make this event so unique!For information on the Grand Prix Festival go here: http://grandprixfestival.com/ .

 

* The GREAT ZCCR CLAMBAKE will be held on Saturday September 27! This will be a full serve traditional clambake with chicken, steak, corn on the cobb, salt potatoes, salads and of course, CLAMS! This is a "top-shelf" event with a value of $40 per person, cost to ZCCR members only $20 per person! (Non-members are invited as well, but will not receive the member discount). RSVPs are mandatory with a deadline of Sept. 20. We'll also have a car "meet" and cruise at the event with a "special" award to be given, so come on out! The reservation form is attached for you, so be sure to get it in ASAP. It's sure to be a great time!


Labor Day has passed, summer will be quickly fading into our rear view mirror. You've got that great car just sitting in the garage. WHY???


John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Tuesday, September 02 @ 19:22:56 EDT (90 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 8-26-14

Detour Ahead
Hey Everyone! Here is the latest from ZCCR:
* This Thursday August 28 @ 6:30pm there will be a "MEET" at Bill Gray's in Penfield, 1650 Penfield Rd. at the corner of Panorama Trail. ALL ZCCR members AND local enthusiasts are invited to attend! Bill Gray's has great food, beer & wine available and of course, Abbott's Frozen Custard! It's a great chance to catch up with others on a late summer evening, talk cars, show off cars and hang out at the "drive in". Representatives from the Dream Factory of Rochester will be in attendance to accept ZCCR's donation from proceeds of our Motorfest weekend. Hop in your ride and come on out! Let's have a BIG turnout!
* The weekend of Sept. 5-7 is the Watkins Glen U.S. Vintage Grand Prix and Grand Prix Festival! ZCCR members Tom Bork and Allan Robbins are expected to compete with their race cars, so come on out and support them! Our friend Rob Roessel of Watkins Glen International has extended a special invitation to ZCCR members for an entire weekend admission for only $35! See attachment for details and for tickets contact Rob at: p: (607) 535-2486 x351 | c: (607) 331-7437 | rroessel@theglen.com .
For information on the Grand Prix Festival go here:
http://grandprixfestival.com/ .
* We are excited to offer our first ever ZCCR CLAMBAKE on Saturday September 27! This will be a full serve traditional clambake with chicken, steak, corn on the cobb, salt potatoes, salads and of course, CLAMS! This is a "top-shelf" event with a value of $40 per person, cost to ZCCR members only $20 per person! (Non-members are invited as well, but will not receive the member discount). RSVPs are mandatory with a deadline of Sept. 20. WATCH YOUR EMAIL LATER TODAY FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND RESERVATION FORM! It's sure to be a fantastic event, pencil it in now!
That's it for now! It won't be long before your cars are hibernating once again, so DRIVE.
John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Tuesday, August 26 @ 10:51:34 EDT (129 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 8-19-14

Children at Play
Hey Everyone!  Here's the latest from ZCCR:

* This past weekend our friends at the Ontario Z Owner's Assoc. hosted their annual Z FEST.  This is a Z/Nissan specific show that turned out nearly 200 cars on a picture perfect day.  The car show was held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the Hamilton, Ont. airport.  Attendees not only got to enjoy the fabulous cars on display, but some fantastic historic aircraft as well.  Thanks to the ZCCR members who turned out to enjoy the show and support or friends at the OZC.  Some pics of the show attached.

* This coming Sunday August 24 is the 2nd annual Ralph Honda Annual Car Show which features all import rides.  From super tuners to vintage stock, great cars will be on display.  The show is free and runs from 2-7pm at Ralph Honda in Greece, 3939 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626.  Shout out if interested in going to help spread ZCCR to the local import enthusiasts!
Learn more here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1463736653876465/

* We've got a member meet coming up next week (it will be Wednesday or Thursday, I'm waiting for the weather forecast before deciding!).  This will be an informal get-together at a great location with an opportunity to show off your car and catch up with friends.  Watch for next week's update for details.

* Coming up in September:  Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival and Vintage Races, Cars & Coffee meet with other clubs on Sept. 13 and our FIRST ever clambake on September 27!  Watch your email for details.


Visit us on Facebook...!


Summer's fading fast!  Let's Z.

John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net

1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"

Posted by gotmoxz on Saturday, August 23 @ 12:50:12 EDT (138 reads)
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ZCCR Update: Z FEST!

Curves
Hey everyone!  Your PreZ is on vacation, so I'm a bit early with your weekly update.  But I'll be BACK in time for next weekend's Z FEST hosted by our pals at the Ontario Z Owner's Assoc.!  Here's the scoop:

* Z FEST is a 2 day event with a road tour & pig roast on Saturday August 16 and the big Z FEST CAR SHOW on Sunday August 17.

* ZCCR's Mike & Nancy Noonan and Frank & Pat McGinley are leading the charge up on Saturday the 16th to participate in both days of events.  Contact Mike directly or PM him via ZCCR on Facebook if you want to join in on Saturday's fun.  Mike can give you information on the hotel that has been reserved for Z Fest guests. Map & details are attached.

* The Z FEST CAR SHOW is to be held next Sunday August 17 at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, the event is largely "Z ONLY" and displays over a hundred of our favorite cars, however some surpriZes can be expected. You can still register at the gate.

Wonderfully designed t-shirts for the event are also available on pre-order. If you'd like to do so, go here: http://shoretees.ca/shop/Z-Fest-2014

FOR THOSE OF YOU WISHING TO DRIVE TO THE CAR SHOW TOGETHER, I WILL BE LEADING A GROUP OF ZCCR MEMBERS ON SUNDAY MORNING TO DEPART AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00AM. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CARAVAN, MEET AT THE BRUEGGER'S BAGELS IN GREECE, 2496 WEST RIDGE Rd, Rochester, NY 14626 (across from Greece Ridge Center). Plan on arriving a bit earlier if you want refreshments, but departure will be NO LATER THAN 8:00am! Please let me know if you are coming so we know who to look for before we leave! Don't forget, we will be crossing the border into Canada and back, so please bring proper do*****entation (passport, enhanced driver license).

This is a wonderful event, hosted by some fantastic people, don't miss it!

Z U THERE.
John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"
Posted by gotmoxz on Monday, August 11 @ 11:24:52 EDT (192 reads)
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ZCCR Update 8-5-14

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ZCCR Update: 8-5-14 Hey everyone! Here is the latest from ZCCR:

* This past weekend, John & Kim Taddonio, Mike & Nancy Noonan, Bob & Nancy Mooney and Barry & Sue Minbiole traveled to Saratog Springs NY to participate in Hemmings Sports ...& Exotic Car Magazine car show. Held on the grounds of the beautiful Saratoga Automobile Museum, the event drew hundreds of pristine import rides of every type and generation imaginable. Some pics we shared previously here.. It was an awesome event made better by sharing the weekend with great ZCCR couples. Look for more trips like this in the future, you'll love it!

* Coming up FAST on August 17 is our friends in the Ontario Z Owner's Association great Z FEST! This year to be held at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, the event is "Z ONLY" and displays over a hundred of our favorite cars. Pre-registration saves you time and five bucks, but it closes August 9. You can still register at the gate, but to pre-register go here and follow the directions.

Wonderfully designed t-shirts for the event are also available on pre-order. If you'd like to do so, go here.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WISHING TO DRIVE TO THE EVENT TOGETHER, A GROUP OF ZCCR MEMBERS WILL BE MEETING SUNDAY MORNING TO DEPART AT APPROXIMATELY 8:00AM. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CARAVAN, MEET AT THE BRUEGGER'S BAGELS IN GREECE, 2496 WEST RIDGE Rd, Rochester, NY 14626 (across from Greece Ridge Center). Plan on arriving a bit earlier if you want refreshments, but departure will be NO LATER THAN 8:00am! Please let me know if you are coming so we know who to look for before we leave! Don't forget, we will be crossing the border into Canada and back, so please bring proper do*****entation (passport, enhanced driver license). It's a wonderful event, don't miss it!

* Friday September 5 brings the Watkins Glen Gran Prix Festival, an awesome event in the village that draws tens of thousands of specators and showcases hundreds of historic rides. The weekend also host the US Vintage ZGrand Prix at Watkins Glen International in which ZCCR members Tom Bork and Allan Robbins will be competing. So come out for a day or more and enjoy! More details here.

There's still more to come, tech days, clambake, fall cruise, member meetings and more! Let's Z you out there!

Peaze,
John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net
1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"
Posted by gotmoxz on Wednesday, August 06 @ 19:15:27 EDT (212 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-29-14

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Hey everyone!  Here is the latest from ZCCR: This past Saturday ZCCR and our sister club ZACNY participated in "STREET SCENE 2014" in Liverpool NY.  Held in scenic Longbranch Park, the event drew over 400 participants of import rides.  It was the most enthusiastic crowd I've ever experienced at a show, with each owner proud of how they've put their personal mark on their cars.  It was a great experience with the generation that represents the future of our hobby.  Yours truly was pleased to take home the "Best Old School" ride for my 240Z!  Plan on making this a "must" for your event calendar next year

This weekend,
five ZCCRers are trekking to beautiful Saratoga Springs NY to participate in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Magazine's import car show held on the grounds of the Saratoga Auto Museum.  Datsun/Nissan is a featured class this year, so we are excited to represent the marque.  Watch for a full report in the near future. Learn more about the event here:  http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/category/hemmings-events/sports-and-exotic-car-show-hemmings-events/
Coming up FAST is an annual CAN'T MISS event!  Our great friends in the Ontario Z Owners Association's  Z FEST will be held on Sunday August 17 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont.  There will also be a tour and BBQ on Saturday the 16th for those wishing to make a weekend of it, follow-up with VP Mike Noonan if interested in adding that element to your weekend. For Z FEST on Sunday the 17th, a contingent of ZCCRers, led by yours truly, will be taking the drive bright and early Sunday morning from the Rochester area to Hamilton.  Don't forget to have proper do*****entation (passport or enhanced driver license) to cross the border.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW VIA EMAIL IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE CARAVAN ON SUNDAY MORNING!  Full details will be forthcoming the week of the event in your update.  Pre-registration deadline is AUGUST 9 (to save $5), information here:  http://www.ontariozcar.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5863&d=1404911645

With August being SO busy
for the club and members with their families, we've decided to postpone our annual birthday picnic until Saturday September 27 and make it a full-blown traditional CLAM BAKE!  The event will be held in a lodge at Powder Mill Park and will be catered for your enjoyment!  We'll be needing an accurate count, so watch your emails for details and updated.

That's it for now!  There's LOTZ to do, so come on out and play!

Check us out on Facebook for more photo's and events info:

JT

John “Gramps” Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
www.zccr.net

1970 Datsun 240Z "70 ZCAR"
1984 Datsun 300ZXT "ZCARNUT"
Posted by gotmoxz on Tuesday, July 29 @ 11:38:02 EDT (228 reads)
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