2018 August Odometer

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August Odometer Contents



In Remembrance

Bill Barton passed away the 27th of July. He and his wife Jacki joined the club in early July 2014. They were active participants at many club activities and general meetings.

A wake has been planned for Bill: Wednesday August 1, 3 pm at McCarthy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 15350 E. Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora 80015; 303-693-4500.

“Our family thanks you for all the prayers and well wishes these past weeks. Hope to see you all at McCarthys.”

Memorial or donations in Bill’s honor should go to Denver Hospice, 500 S Cherry St #700, Denver CO 80246

“Pedals to the floor hear the dual quads drink
And now the four-thirteen’s lead is startin’ to shrink
He’s got ram induction but it’s understood
I’ve got a fuel injected engine sittin’ under my hood
Shut it off shut it off
Buddy gonna’ shut you down”
Shut Down, The Beach Boys

As I’m sure you all know by now, ZCCC is having a Fun Run at the State Patrol track located in Golden. There are details elsewhere in the Odometer. Come on out and have fun driving your car in a safe and controlled environment where you get to go fast. We always need volunteers and it is easy. This event is open to non-Z Club members too, so invite your friends.

At the August 1 meeting we will be taking nominations from the floor for positions on the Board of Directors. You can nominate any member in good standing for any position on the Board. The election will be held at the general meeting in September, which is being held at the Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox St (near I-70 & I-25). Diana Inberg has decided to leave the Board after many years of service to the Club, but we are fortunate that a new member of the Club, Travis Scott, is interested and said that he will run for the position of Interclub Liaison, which is the position that Diana held. I’ll be nominating him for the position at the next meeting. Help me welcome him to the Club.

Many of you know that we have had problems of late getting quality name badges. We have found a new local supplier that uses the UV Printing process for the badges which is far more eco-friendly than the usual wet ink process and has better color, at least from what I have seen. The cost will be about $13 for a badge with a magnetic backing. That’s about what the old badges were getting up to.

As mentioned above and elsewhere in this Odometer, the September meeting will be held at the Crafty Fox at 3901 Fox St., Denver. You can find their menu here: https://craftyfox.beer/#menu-section. The reason we have had to move the meeting is the music festival that is going to be held at Overland Golf Course in September.

Our 34th Annual Banquet will again be held at the Pinehurst Country Club. The Board is working on making the Banquet more affordable as prices have skyrocketed in recent years. I think we are succeeding in this endeavor.

A member has suggested that we look at White Fence Farm in Lakewood as a meeting place. I’d like to get some feedback from the membership on this subject.

Don’t forget to check out the club’s two new vendors on the business list: Z Car Depot and Banzai Motorworks (there is an attached pdf with list of part prices).

I’ll see you all on August 1 and at the track on August 4.

We have just learned of the passing of club member Bill Barton.  Our heart felt prayers go out to his wife Jacki and the family.


Aug Board Meeting

When: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 @ 6pm
Where: Via Conference Call.
If you are not a board member and would like to attend the board meeting, please contact Ira Sanders.

Aug General Meeting 

When: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 @ 7pm
Where: Overland Golf Course, 1801 S Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Near Santa Fe & Evans)
Note: Everyone attending is requested to order off the Menu.

2018 ZCCC Fun Run @ CSP

When: August 4, 2018 @ 8am—5pm
Where: Colorado State Patrol Track, 2054 Quaker St, Golden, CO 80304
Host: Mike Goddard
Important Dates: July 28 and August 1

ZCCC Fun Run 2018 is here!

High Plains Raceway was a great time, but sadly due to serious expenses and restrictions put on by HPR the past couple of years, the club needed to look elsewhere. In the past, we the club, have had great events with the CSP Track in Golden. We will have our Parade lap during the lunch hour, no helmet required, passengers and kids welcome.

The date is set aside for our event and the fee for the day will be $100. We have two tech inspections scheduled: July 28th and August 1st.  Registration and Tech inspection forms are here.

We are looking forward to seeing members and old friends we have met over the years.

Volunteers Needed: People are needed for corner work, pit management, registration and other duties that come up. Come out and help! No experience is needed and you’ll have a great time. Anyone under the age of 16 will require an adult to be present.

Basic safety requirements to drive on the track:

  • Protective clothing — Long cotton pants, Shoes of natural or non-combustible material, Long sleeve cotton shirt while on track
  • Snell 2000 or newer (M or SA) helmet
  • Drivers must abide by all safety rules
  • All drivers must attend the driver’s meeting before the event

Have Fun and Safe Driving!

Wine Tasting and BBQ

When: August 11, 2018 @ 6pm—9pm
Where: Derman’s Home
Host: Cheryle Derman

Come join us Saturday evening, August 11, 2018 for wine sharing & barbeque at our home. Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine or beverage, and a side dish or dessert to share. There will be a sign up sheet at the general meetings to sign up for one of these items. We plan to have a wonderful evening of food, wine, fire pit and lively conversation. We look forward to seeing you at our home.

Call Cheryle for more information

Eastern Colorado

When: August 18-19, 2018
Where: Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Host: Tammy Sanders
Deadline: book hotel asap, see Tammy for details

Join me on a drive to see a little Colorado History. We will visit the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, and 8 historically significant sites in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, and Lincoln counties. Day 1 we set out from Aurora and Drive to the towns of Hugo and Aroya and on to Sand Creek. Day 2 we will be visiting 6 other sites, but there is a catch. Think of it as a Treasure Hunt.

This can be either a single day or two day drive. If you chose to do both days, please contact me regarding lodging for the night of August 18th. Pack a picnic lunch and meet Saturday morning, 7:45 am at Starbucks located at 3455 N Salida St, Aurora (Tower & I-70). If you are coming from south of Denver, we will meet at the McDonalds in Limon about 9am .  Please let me know if you are meeting the caravan in Limon, so we are not waiting for you in Aurora.

Hitch up the ole wagon, grab your map of Colorado and hat and head out for an old fashion adventure. And don’t forget your compass.

This drive is NOT recommended for your Z cars, as there are some dirt roads.

Nissan Fest 1UP — Cancelled

When: August 25, 2018 @ 9am – 3pm

September Monthly Meeting

Wednesday September 5th will be at The Crafty Fox NOT Overland Golf Course Due to an event booked at the Overland Golf Course, your board was tasked with finding a location for our September monthly meeting. For the September meeting on September 5, 2018, we will be going to The Crafty Fox Taphouse and Pizzeria. The Crafty Fox is located at 3901 Fox St., Denver, CO 80216. It is right off of I-25 in a central location for most members. The Crafty Fox serves more than 60 different types of beer, has many delicious salads, sandwiches, and specialty pizzas. Almost everything on the menu can be prepared gluten free. The meeting starts at our normal time of 7pm. We will have the whole upstairs of the restaurant, along with a balcony, bathroom, elevator, separate checks, etc. Here is the link to the website if you’d like to explore their menu prior to the meeting: https://craftyfox.beer. Hope you can come out and enjoy some great food and drinks with your fellow Z members.

Annual Oktoberfest @ Spirit of Flight Center

When: September 8, 2018 @ 9am – 2pm (setup 8am)
Where: Spirit of Flight Center, Erie Airport
Host: Patty Troxell
Entry Fee: Car show registration $10/vehicle

Beer, Brats, Live Band, Pancake Breakfast, and Trophies. It’s time for the Spirit of Flight Center’s Oktoberfest Car Show/Fly-In to be held on Saturday, September 8th at the Flight Center’s Museum on the West side of the Erie Airport, 2650 So. Main Street, Unit A, Erie, CO. Their web address is www.spiritofflight.com. Car show registration and set-up starts at 8am with advertised show hours of 9a-2p. The car show registration fee is $10 per vehicle which includes the Pancake Breakfast and admission fee. If you do not want to show your car but want to attend the car show the admission fee is $5 per person however does not include the Pancake Breakfast, which is approximately $5.

Beer and Brats is an additional cost not included in the fees listed above.

The Spirit of Flight Center Museum is a collection of general and military aviation artifacts, several of which are one of a kind pieces.

If you have any questions, please contact Patty Troxell.

34th Annual ZCCC Banquet

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pinehurst Country Club, 6255 West Quincy Ave Denver, CO 80235
Host: Tammy Sanders
Deadline: Sign up by October 1

Start the New Year right by picking up your first point by joining your outgoing ZCCC board at the Annual Banquet at Pinehurst Country Club. This is the Club’s annual end/beginning of the year meeting. The event begins with socializing at 2 pm with a late lunch from 2:30-3:30. We will follow up with board reports, announcements, outgoing board and install your new 2018/2019 board. More Info to come.

Dress Code: The Pinehurst Country Club is a premier full service country club in the Denver Metro area. Please dress appropriately. No Jeans/Denim, workout attire, cargo pants, shorts, Tee-shirts. Men’s shirts should be collared or mock necked.
For additional questions please email Tammy Sanders.

June: Walt Caron, Ron Hartness, George Kopp, Dave & Christine Weber
July:  Bill & Jacki Barton
Aug:  Shawn Beardsley, Nate & Cheryle Derman, Ron Gardner & Carole Weckbaugh, Matthew McDole, Dave Sandbach, Alan Sar, Manny Strauch, Patty Troxell, Mandy Williams & Mark Visconti

Welcome to New Members:
Travis Scott, Aurora, 1985 300ZXT & 1991 300ZXTT

Debbie Carlson (8/1)
George DelGrosso (8/1)
Cheryl McKenney (8/25)
Gary Rubin (8/10)
Jim Smith (8/15)
Eric Zamora (8/15)

Member Dues
Dues: Single Membership $35, Family $45, Corporate $50. To receive the Odometer via postal mail add $10 annually.

Guest Speakers
The board would like to bring back to the General meetings a guest speaker. If you know of someone or have ideas, please contact and coordinate with VP Don Gordon: vice-president@zccc.org.

Motorsport Coordinator
Looking for someone to coordinate Club Fun Run events. The Club does not have anyone performing these duties currently! Duties: Will be responsible for securing track dates and will attend all Colorado Motorsport Council meetings and will report to the general membership as necessary.

ZCCM Magazine
Magazines have come in. Please see Ira Sanders if you have not received your copy

Club Sponsor


Directory of Club Officers & Appointed Positions

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm.

Welcome to new member Travis Scott.

Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney, Correction to June minutes to include Auto Cross flyer handed out by Diana Inberg of Interclub. Minutes from June 2018 motioned, seconded and approved.
Vice President Report: Judy Gordon (stepped in for Don)
With the end of the year banquet quickly approaching it is important to know how many points you have and how you can earn points. Points are earned by attending and hosting events. If you host an event you earn 4 points and attending an event is one point. This year the active member gift will be a vest in either red or blue. Past events include:
 June: 9th – Spirit of Flight Car Show in Erie with 6 cars attending
 June: 10th – Concours D’Elegance with 16 cars from the club
 June: 16th – Claws for Cause where 22 members enjoyed lobster and steak
 June: 23rd – Toy Run Car Show at Children’s Hospital with over 200 cars being shown

Upcoming Events include:
 July: 20th – 22nd – Western slope drive
 July:28th – Sky Sox game in Colorado Springs
 August: 4th – Track Day at the State Patrol
 August: 11th – Wine tasting and bbq
 August 18th – 19th – Eastern Colorado drive to Sand Creek Massacre NHS
 September: 5th – General membership meeting at the Crafty Fox (I-25 and I-70)
 September: 8th – Oktoberfest Spirit of Flight Museum

Treasurer’s Report: Bill Lohringel, Continuing to work on finalizing the treasurer transition.
Membership: Andy Mortenson, There are 8 renewals and 2 new memberships
Public Relations: Mike Goddard, Looking for help verifying the vendors discount list. New vendor Banzai Motor works was added to the vendor list
Interclub: Diana Inberg, All car clubs are invited to attend the Warbirds Auto Show on July 28th 2018. Pho-tographer Emily Stoltz will take pictures of you and your car for $100. Diana will not be returning as the Interclub Liaison next year
Odometer: Tammy Sanders, Submissions to the Odometer are due by 17th of the month.
President: Ira Sanders, Volunteers are still needed for the Track day on Saturday, August 4th. The club may also be interested in hosting an Auto Cross event next year to allow people participate in a time based road course. The club is also still looking for someone to be the ZCCM liaison

Guest Speaker: No speaker for June.
Old Business: The club is looking for a new vendor to make the name tags for the club. The previous company no longer can provide. Ira Sanders will also be talking with the webmaster to change the website to make it easier for prospective members to contact us
New Business: Tiffany Gordon will be adding a new Facebook page with a private group for members only.

Winner of the 50/50 drawing was Mike Goddard.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27 pm.

Odometer Ad Submission Info

1968 Datsun SPL311 Roadster 154,294 miles, in good condition except fender corrosion. IT RUNS VERY WELL!  Most everything works. Engine rebuilt around 20,000 miles ago. Top in good condition; includes Tonneau cockpit cover and convertible top cover. $8500 or best offer.  Gary Rubin

I have 30 Sport Z magazines encompassing the years 1996 – 2003 and 11 Nissan Sport magazines years 2007-2008.  These are available at the August meeting, See Ira Sanders. Repair manuals for 240Z and 280ZX including a rare 1972 240Z Service manual (Chassis and Body) which sells for $200-$250 on ebay. I would sell mine for less than that. Here is what all I have:

  1. Service Manual (Chassis and Body) 1972 240Z
  2. Chilton’s Repair and Tune-Up manual for All Datsun’s 1961-1972
  3. Clymer Publications Datsun 240Z through 1972 Service and Repair Handbook.
  4. Chilton’s Repair and Tune-Up for Datsun/Nissan 1979-1984 280ZX.
  5. Haynes Datsun 280ZX 1979-1983 Repair manual.

I have five Books under the following titles:

  1. Datsun 280Z and ZX 1975-1983 Brooklands Road Tests
  2. How to Rebuild Your Nissan & Datsun OHC Engine (covers 4 and 6 cylinder engines – L13, L14, L16, L18, L20A, L20B, L24, L26, L28)
  3. How to Hot Rod & Race your Datsun 510 – 610 – 710 – 200SX – 240,260,280Z (by Bob Waar)
  4. How to Modify Your Nissan & Datsun OHC Engine (Covers 510, 610, 710, 810, 200SX, 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX and pick up truck engines)
  5. Essential Datsun Z the cars and Their Story 1969-1983.

I have some 280ZX stuff I would like to sell to a needy soul for a reasonable / negotiable price:

  1. Ansa Exhaust System with a 6/2 header
  2. Distributor, ignition parts including a set of NGspark plugs
  3. Blower motor
  4. Turn signal/light switch stock and
  5. Other misc. parts

For the Purist, I have an original AM/FM radio in very nice condition for a ‘79 280ZX priced at $150 firm. I will include an original tire inflation canister in decent shape.
— Larry Brooks


“Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act” H.R. 350/S.203 2018


“The RPM Act is common-sense, bi-partisan legislation to protect law-abiding citizens who convert cars, trucks and motorcycles into racing vehicles.  The bill clarifies that it has always been legal to make emissions-related changes to a street vehicle that has been converted into a racecar used exclusively in competition.  It also confirms that it is legal to produce, market and install racing equipment.

In July 2015, the EPA issued a proposed regulation declaring that the Clean Air Act prohibits converting a motor vehicle into a racecar.  Manufacturing, selling and installing race parts for the converted vehicle would also be a violation.  Although the EPA did not finalize the proposed rule, the agency stands by this interpretation.  SEMA contends it contradicts 45 years of previous EPA practice.

Converting street vehicles into dedicated race vehicles is an American tradition dating back decades which has negligible environmental impact.  While California is known for having the strictest emissions laws, the state exempts racing vehicles from regulation.

There are about 1,300 race tracks across the country.  Most cater to thousands of organized amateur racing events which involve converted vehicles.  These drivers, race teams and spectators—all help drive local economies.  They fill up motel rooms and restaurants, shop at local stores.  These activities translate into tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity, including about $1.6 billion in annual sales of racing equipment.

The RPM Act does not interfere with the EPA’s authority to enforce against individuals who illegally install race parts on vehicles driven on public roads and highways and the companies that market such products.  This is called tampering and is a clear violation of the Clean Air Act.

The RPM Act will provide the racing community with certainty and confidence in the face of an EPA regulatory action that threatens to devastate an American pastime and eliminate jobs in our communities. “

To send a message to your Senators and Representative to ask them to support the RPM Act, Voter Voice

2019 Nissan 390z Release Date, Engine, Price


Japanese automobile, Nissan, will launch its new generation of 2019 Nissan 390z. In its country, Nissan 390z is famous with the name Fairlady Z. Since its first launching in 2008, the company will launch the new model of Nissan 390z which will bring many changes in some aspects which are interi-or designs, exterior designs, and also engine performance. Ac-cording to some rumors, even though the changes only minor but those will make the appearance and also performance of the car different from its predecessor. The company will launch it in some trim levels which also will be different depends on the country where it is sold.

The exterior design of the new Nissan 390z will be built in the light materials such as aluminum and also carbon fiber. As the new vehicle for the 2019 year model, the company will offer some trims level which are base model, Sport, Touring, Touring Sport, and also Nismo. While in Japa-nese, the trim levels that can be chosen are Fairlady Z version S, Fairlady Z version ST, and also Fairlady Z version Nismo. The details are not known yet but it is predicted 2019 Nissan 390z will have better exterior designs than the previous model.

Unfortunately, there are no hints about the changes inside the 2019 Nissan 390z. It is said even though the exterior design will use the light materials but inside the car will be more amazing than the previous model. However, the details are not informed yet.

The under hood of the new 390z will be the 3.7-liter engine capacity with V6 engine unit. It will deliver power up to 332 horsepower and also 270 lb-ft of torque. The company completes the engine with the 6-speed manual gearbox. The acceleration of 2019 Nissan 390z will be able to reach to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.

The official information about the new 2019 Nissan 390z is not known yet with the predictions info. However, it is expected that the new 390z will be the 2019 year model car. In line with the release date, the price of the car is also not known yet for now. Some rumors say the coupe model will have same price like the previous model. It is expected that the price will be affordable even though the price will be slightly higher than the previous model.

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