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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 (28 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.


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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 (41 reads)
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ZCCR Update: Z FEST!

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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 (96 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 (115 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-29-14

Signal
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 (128 reads)
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ZCCR Update: STREET SCENE TOMORROW! July 26th

Detour Ahead
* TOMORROW, Saturday July 26,  ZCCR will be heading a bit east down the NYS Thruway to participate in "Street Scene 2014" in Liverpool NY.  This is a great gathering of all things import, from stock to custom, old school to newborns and everything in between.  We'd love for you to help us promote ZCCR and show our neighbors to the east what we are all about!  If you want to join in on the fun we will be departing from the Bruegger's Bagels on Rt. 96 in Bushnell's Basin at 9am.  We hope to Z you there. 


Check out information on the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446636542215006/

It's sure to be FUN, with lots of vendors, food, prizes, awesome awards and very cool different rides to check out.

Email or call me or message us on Facebook if you want to meet up with the group so we know who to look for....
https://www.facebook.com/zccrny

JT

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 Friday, July 25 @ 11:30:00 EDT (88 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-21-14

Signal
Hey everyone!  Here is the latest from ZCCR:

* MOTORFEST 2014 is in the books!  A HUGE "THANK YOU!" to all of our participants, sponsors, vendors, spectators, staff and volunteers who came together this past weekend to make ZCCR's signature event our best ever.  It was a fast and furious three days of automotive heaven that included a great kickoff party, laps at the world famous Watkins Glen International raceway, a fabulous charity dinner (that included solving a very suspicious "murder mystery"), an auction of fantastic items and finally the 7th annual Jonathan Krenzer memorial car & motorcycle show.  We had friends from Canada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and of course New York join in on the fun.  We'll pay the bills and close the books in a week or so and will then make a donation to this year's charity, the Dream Factory of Rochester.  We have some fresh new surprises in store for MOTORFEST 2015 (July 18 & 19, 2015), so put it on your calendars NOW!
Here is a link to some pics from the weekend:
http://s817.photobucket.com/user/statmux/library/MotorFest2014

* This Saturday July 26 we will be heading a bit east down the NYS Thruway to participate in "Street Scene 2014" in Liverpool NY.  This is a great gathering of all things import, from stock to custom, old school to newborns and everything in between.  If you want to join in on the fun we will be departing from the Bruegger's Bagels on Rt. 96 in Bushnell's Basin Saturday at 9am.  We hope to Z you there.  Check out information on the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446636542215006/
* Coming up in August:  Five ZCCRers (Taddonio, Noonan, Mooney, Minbole, Hartley) will be entering our cars in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Magazines' show in Saratoga Springs on August 2.  Hemmings is a national magazine with an international following, and Datsun/Nissan is a featured marque this year, so we're quite excited to be representing ZCCR at this event. Look for a full report here AND in the pages of Hemmings October issue.
 
* August 17 is one of our favorite events of the year,  Z FEST hosted by our friends at the Ontario Z Owners Assoc.  This year it will be at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont.  We'll be leaving that morning to caravan up to the show.  It's a GREAT event with GREAT Z friends, so plan on turning out with us.  Watch your email for full details the week of the event.
 
* ZCCR's annual birthday picnic has been delayed a month and transformed into a CLAM BAKE!  We will have our annual celebration on Saturday September 27 and a lodge in Powder Mill Park and it will be a good 'ole fashioned clam bake!  Save the date!

Don't forget to check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zccrny

That's it for now, lotZ of driving still left to do!
 
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 Friday, July 25 @ 11:28:17 EDT (139 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-21-14

Fresh Oil
Hey everyone!  Here is the latest from ZCCR:

* MOTORFEST 2014 is in the books!
  A HUGE "THANK YOU!" to all of our participants, sponsors, vendors, spectators, staff and volunteers who came together this past weekend to make ZCCR's signature event our best ever.  It was a fast and furious three days of automotive heaven that included a great kickoff party, laps at the world famous Watkins Glen International raceway, a fabulous charity dinner (that included solving a very suspicious "murder mystery"), an auction of fantastic items and finally the 7th annual Jonathan Krenzer memorial car & motorcycle show.  We had friends from Canada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and of course New York join in on the fun.  We'll pay the bills and close the books in a week or so and will then make a donation to this year's charity, the Dream Factory of Rochester.  We have some fresh new surprises in store for MOTORFEST 2015 (July 18 & 19, 2015), so put it on your calendars NOW!
Here is a link to some pics from the weekend:
http://s817.photobucket.com/user/statmux/library/MotorFest2014
 
* This Saturday July 26 we will be heading a bit east down the NYS Thruway to participate in "Street Scene 2014" in Liverpool NY.  This is a great gathering of all things import, from stock to custom, old school to newborns and everything in between.  If you want to join in on the fun we will be departing from the Bruegger's Bagels on Rt. 96 in Bushnell's Basin Saturday at 9am.  We hope to Z you there.  Check out information on the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446636542215006/

* Coming up in August: 
Five ZCCRers will be entering our cars in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Magazines' show in Saratoga Springs on August 2.  Hemmings is a national magazine with an international following, and Datsun/Nissan is a featured marque this year, so we're quite excited to be representing ZCCR at this event. Look for a full report here AND in the pages of Hemmings October issue.
 
* August 17 is one of our favorite events of the year,  Z FEST hosted by our friends at the Ontario Z Owners Assoc.  This year it will be at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ont.  We'll be leaving that morning to caravan up to the show.  It's a GREAT event with GREAT Z friends, so plan on turning out with us.  Watch your email for full details the week of the event.
  
* ZCCR's annual birthday picnic has been delayed a month and transformed into a CLAM BAKE!  We will have our annual celebration on Saturday September 27 and a lodge in Powder Mill Park and it will be a good 'ole fashioned clam bake!  Save the date!

That's it for now, lotZ of driving still left to do!
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 Tuesday, July 22 @ 12:50:01 EDT (170 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-14-14: MOTORFEST!

Must Exit
Hey Everyone!  It's HERE!  It's time for ZCCR's MOTORFEST!!
 
* This weekend ZCCR's signature event is happening!  Months of planning, preparing and organizing are ready to culminate in our best event ever!  You know the story, THREE days of automotive enthusiast events with something of interest for everyone! 
TODAY is the deadline to register for the kickoff party, charity banquet/auction and laps at Watkins Glen international.  If you've been waiting until the last minute, the last minute has arrived!  Contact us pronto to get your registration in!  You can also get complete information on the weekend HERE: 
 
Here's our schedule of events:
FRI 7/18:  Kickoff party, 6pm, at our host hotel, the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467.  Enjoy great food, beverage and meet up with old & new friends as the weekend kicks off in style.
SAT 7/19:  Start the day off by hopping in your ride with your favorite co-pilot and take a scenic road rally through the Finger Lakes region with a final destination of the world-famous WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY.  There, you will take three laps on the historic track in your car!  Time after for stopping along the way for food, shopping, antiquing, wine tours and more.
SAT 7/19:  Back at he host hotel, start off a great evening with a *****tail/appetizer reception followed by a full course buffet dinner in the ballroom.  After dinner, there will be a live auction of some fantastic items that you won't find anywhere else!  Following the action, Dave Levinson will present the newly restored, long-lost film of the 1971 SCCA runoffs, featuring Datsun, Alfa Romeo, Triumph, Porsche, Jaguar and all of the famous drivers of the day!  But wait, there's more!  During the course of the evening, something afoul is afoot, a mystery is brewing in our midst.  Can YOU help solve the case?
SUN 7/20: It's the Jonathan Krenzer Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show at the Elks Lodge, 1066 Jackson Rd., Webster NY, 14580. Registration 9am-noon, show hours 10am-4pm, awards ceremony 3pm.  Music, ice cream, food, dozens of vendors, raffles & prizes.  A special display of historic cars.  Participant judging, top 35 rides, top 10 motorcycles, top Z-Cars by generation, specialty awards.
 
WHEW!!  If that weekend doesn't leave you breathless, I don't know what will.  Whether your participate in some, part or all of the weekend, it's sure to be the automotive highlight of your summer!
 
As in the past, this event will benefit a worthwhile local charity, this year it's the DREAM FACTORY OF ROCHESTER ( http://dreamfactoryincroc.org/ ).  The Dream Factory fulfills dreams for critically and chronically ill children ages three through eighteen.  YOUR participation will help this wonderful cause.  
 
It's FUN.  It's REWARDING.  It's ENTERTAINING.  It's HERE.
 
Don't sit back, come on out and play!
 
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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, July 14 @ 13:05:24 EDT (188 reads)
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ZCCR Update: 7-1-14

Detour Ahead
ZCCR Update: 7-1-14 Hey everyone! Here's the latest from ZCCR:

* It's July already!! Schools are out, the weather is finally hot and ZCCR is in full swing! Have a very safe fourth of July holiday weekend with your family and friends and get ready for a summer FULL of ZCCR fun!

* MOTORFEST! MOTORFEST! MOTORFEST!
It's only a little more than two weeks until ZCCR's biggest event of the year. On July 18-20 enthusiasts from all over the country and Canada will join us for a weekend full of fun! Registrations for our various events are coming in at a record pace, we expect to have a record number of participants. The charity that will benefit from our efforts this year is the Dream Factory of Rochester (http://dreamfactoryincroc.org/) who assist critical and chronically ill children in our community. Your participation in all or part of our events will help support this fine cause.

Here's our schedule:
FRI 7/18: Kickoff Party at the host hotel, the RIT Inn & Conference Center

SAT 7/19: Road Rally to Watkins Glen International, 3 laps on the track

SAT 7/19: Banquet/Auction/Entertainment in the hotel ballroom

SUN 7/20: 7th Annual Jonathan Krenzer Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show, Elks Lodge, Jackson Rd. in Webster

The Watkins Glen laps are limited and filling up fast, so I suggest that you get your registration form in ASAP if you want in on the track event!

Registration Info HERE: http://www.zccr.net/main/Uploaded/2014_ZCCR_Motorfest_Registration_6.13.pdf

* VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! ZCCR is so successful due to the dedicated core of volunteers that make things happen. However due to the size of our Motorfest car show, MORE helping hands are needed! Please step up to help at the car show! Help is needed with raffles, parking, security, registration and general set up and take down. Shoot me an email to offer up your help. Hey, it'll get you a cool t-shirt! .

* On July 26, ZCCR will represent at "Street Scene 2014" in Syracuse NY (www.facebook.com/StreetSceneONE ). We'll be headed down the Thruway to take part in this great import event. Watch your emails for complete information.

That's it for now! Your cars were meant to be driven. So DRIVE!

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 Saturday, July 05 @ 17:27:08 EDT (206 reads)
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