2019 April Odometer

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April Odometer Contents


President’s Corner

Tooling down the highway doing seventy-nine
I’m a twin pipe papa and I’m feelin fine
Hey man dig that was that a red stop sign

Transfusion transfusion
I’m just a solid mess of contusions
Never never never gonna speed again
Slip the blood to me Bud

I jump in my rod about a quarter to nine
I gotta make a date with that chick of mine
I cross the center line man you gotta make time

Transfusion transfusion
Oh man I got the cotton pickin convolutions
Never never never gonna speed again
Shoot the juice to me Bruce…

Oh barnyard drivers are found in two classes
Line crowding hogs and speeding jackasses
So remember to slow down today
Hey daddy-o
Make that type O huh

– Transfusion by Nervous Norvus (1956)

If Jimmy Drake who used the stage name of Nervous Norvus’ was still around today and updated the lyrics to the present time, I’m sure there would be stanzas about texting and cell phones. With so many drivers out there who have no concern for the safety of others and apparently no concern for their own safety, every day we see someone, and unfortunately more, paying more attention to their phones than they are to their driving. Almost not a day goes by when I’m held up at a light because someone ahead of me is messing with their phone instead of watching the light change. Getting held up at a light is pretty minor compared to what can happen and did happen to one of our Club members when apparently someone wasn’t paying attention and rammed into her car. Liz Egetoe is a member of the Club and was formerly our Motorsports Coordinator. She is residing in the Atlanta area for work and has suffered a very severe concussion necessitating her resignation from the Motorsports position. She has lost a substantial portion of her fine motor skills as well as finding her reaction and processing time abilities at only a small fraction of what they were. She was crawling in traffic when some idiot traveling at highway speeds hit her from behind and then again from the side before the vehicles stopped moving. She has access to some of the best medical treatment available for athletes and I know everyone in the Club wishes her a fast and complete recovery. Get well Liz.

The ZCCC Constitution Revision committee is moving along with its work and you will be seeing our work most likely in a special edition of the Odometer. I’m sure all of you are waiting with uncontrollable anticipation to read our suggestions for improving and updating the Constitution, By-laws and Rules of the Club. I’m afraid you will have to keep your anticipation in check for a little while longer as we finish working on it before you get to read this masterful tome.

With the help and coordination of our speaker at the March meeting, Gail Hamilton, the Club is trying to pull together an event that involves visually impaired kids and a rally. You will see a more detailed announcement about this event on page 10 of this Odometer. Let’s see the Club really respond to this call for participation and give these kids a thrill.

Ira Sanders


April General Meeting

When: Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 @ 7pm
Where: Overland Golf Course
Directions: 1801 S Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Near Santa Fe & Evans) [Note: Everyone attending is requested to order off the Menu]

April Fools Rally

When: Saturday, April 7, 2019 @ 10am
Where: Thornton Ball Field parking lot
Host: Gail Mund
Cost: $10.00 per vehicle

Colorado Van Association presents the 44th Annual April Fools Rally. This years rally will start at the Thornton ball field parking lot, one mile east of Washington on Thornton Pkwy and York St. Come Rain or Shine the rally will go on.

At rally’s end, there will be trophies, dash plaques, raffles, drinks, and food. A few of our ZCCC participants have taken home some of the awards over the years. Hope to see you there!

Nismo Fiesta 2019

When: May 3-5, 2019
Where: San Antonio, TX
Host: Diana Inberg
Points: 5 pts. max for this multi day event

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Antonio,TX.  This is a multi-day event: We will depart Denver May 2, 2019, along the way we will visit Cadillac Ranch, Second Amendment Cowboy and the Phillips 66 Cowboy. Plan to stay the night in Lubbock, TX (Hotel already selected). Dinner is planned at a nearby restaurant, returning to the hotel for a couple of beers. May 3 we’ll drive, have lunch, and arrive in San Antonio in time to make the opening ceremonies. Events will be held the next two days. May 6, we’ll leave San Antonio on a different route back to Denver with a planned
stops at The Grace Museum, Frontier Texas, U.S. Route 66-Sixth street Historic District, 6th St Texaco Gas Station, NPS, Fort Bent NHS and an overnight in Childress, TX. See pdf for route maps. For more details on the Fiesta visit https://www.facebook.com/NismoFiesta.

Car Show: American Legion Post 2018

When: May 18, 2019, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Heather Gardens, Aurora CO.
Host: Andy Mortenson Cost: Suggested $20.00 entry fee

American Legion Post 2018 is hosting a car show on Saturday, May 18th at Heather Gardens in Aurora. There will be food, music, door prizes and awards for the best vehicles. Parking and registration begin at 8:00 AM and the show runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There is an entry fee of a suggested $20.00 donation which supports Heather Gardens Post 2012 veterans’ programs. The address is 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way. There is no website yet, but I can email you a registration form, or use the form in Odometer.Pdf or give you a paper copy at the next meeting. It would be a good idea to get your registration in early because the show is limited to 60 cars. Please contact me if you have any questions.

2019 ZCCC Annual Bike Ride

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 9:30am
Where: Denver Mattress/Furniture Row
Host: Andy Mortenson
Cost: Free

Join us on Saturday, June 1st, for the 2019 ZCCC annual Bike Ride. We’ll meet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot of the Denver Mattress/Furniture Row store located at the intersection of Parker Road and Quincy Ave in Aurora. The lot is located on north east corner of the intersection across from the Sinclair gas station. We’ll ride along the South Cherry Creek Trail 13 miles to Parker and back. We’ll have lunch in Parker at the Hickory House restaurant. If 13 miles is a little too far, you can begin the ride at the Cherry Creek Trail Head located on the south side of Arapahoe Road just east of Jordan Road in Centennial which will just about cut the length of the ride in half. The trail is relatively flat all the way to Parker so this will be an easy ride.

Annual Chili Cook-Off

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019 @ 6pm
Where: Derman’s home
Host: Nate and Cheryle Derman
Cost: Free

This year we are again hosting this at our home. Prizes will be awarded for the best chili and best homemade dessert. Whip up some spiciness or a tasty dessert and join us for this enjoyable evening. Since this is at our home, please feel to bring a tasty adult beverage. There will be a sign up sheet at the May and June meetings. You may also bring an appetizer or other delicious dish instead. We also need shredded cheese, sour cream and onions. Any questions, please contact Cheryle.

C.P. Concours D’Elegance

When: Sunday, Jun 09, 2019
Where: Arapahoe Community College
Host: Fred Minister
Registration Ends: Tuesday, May 21st
Cost: $50.00


Join us Sunday, June 9, 2019 for a great day filled with food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family!

Come laugh, have fun and mingle with “automotive related” friends and clients, while helping us raise funds for Ability Connection Colorado’s Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers.

From classic to From classic to collector, vintage to the latest and greatest, incredible cars will compete at the 36th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show. If you have a personal or business interest in cars, or just want to have fun, you will want to be there.

Because of you, our caring automotive and automobile related friends, four metro area Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers are able to provide developmental screening and assessment services, individualized mental health services and other critical services to over 500 children, ages birth to five, each year.

Your registration/entrance/sponsor/vendor fee(s) is tax-deductible and may qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Please consult your tax advisor.

Mark the date on your calendar, come out and join us for a chance to see some beautiful cars and take part in an event for a great cause. (registration available online www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org)

Steak & Lobster for Angel Eyes Foundation

When: June 15, 2019
Where: Minister’s Home
Host: Kathy Minister
Cost: Price of Lobsters and Steaks
More info to follow.

ZCON 2019

When: July 16-21, 2019
Where: Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO
Host: Roy Davis
Points: 6 pts. max for this multi day event

Hey there Z Car Club members, the 2019 National Z Car Convention will be held in Branson, Mo. The dates for the convention are July 16 to 21, 2019. The hotel will be the Hilton Branson Convention Center. The website can be found at (www.ZCON.org).

Registration can be found athttp://zcon.org/conventions/2019/registration.html

The hotel will be the Hilton Branson Convention Center reservations (room rate $139+tax).

Event schedule The schedule is tentative and subject to change!

Special Guests include Yoshihiko Matsuo, Toshio Yamashita, Hiroshi Tamura “Mr. GT-R”, Johnnie Gable, “Mad Mike” Taylor and the largest Scarab Z reunion in ZCON history

We will be leaving July 14 with an overnight in Kansas City. We will meet up with other car clubs for a drive to Springfield, Mo. There we will meet with other clubs and drive into Branson together. Should be fun. For a map of the route, please see March’s Odometer.

Drive to Colorado’s Eastern Plains

When: August 24 and 25, 2019

This multi day, 400 mi road trip will take us to the Historic Beecher Island Battlefield, Travel the South Platte River Trail Scenic Byway, and past the Historic home of Glenn Miller. Along the way we will search for several geocaches, Historic markers, cemetery’s, even a phone booth. The road surfaces are all paved so I am thinking we could take the Z cars. Save this weekend for a fun filled drive. More details will be posted in the Odometer as we get into summer.

35 Annual ZCCC Banquet

When: October 5 @ 3-6pm

This year’s dinner will be at Cinzzetti’s. This is the Club’s annual end/beginning of the year meeting. The event begins with socializing at 3:00 pm followed by brief board reports, announcements, outgoing board and install your new 2019/2020 board and of course dinner. Cinzzetti’s buffet menu can be viewed here. Join us for this fun afternoon of good friends and good conversation. Sign up by September 27

Membership News & Club Info

February: Dave Daniels, Gerald Jordan
March: Steve & Lois Eaton, Dan Wils Hansen, William & LaVern Lohringel, JoAnn Sainz-Dean
April: Mario, Jo & Vince Busnardo, Jack & Gail Epling, Nick Linch, Gail Mund, James & Karen Peterson

Welcome to New Members:
Luis Lagomarsino, from Highlands Ranch has a 2008 350Z
Welcome back! Craig & Linda Williams, from Arvada has a 2004 350Z

Membership Information
Memberships – 81
Members – 104

Happy Birthday to You

(4/3) Fred Minister
(4/5) Walt Caron
(4/17) Michelle Ku
(4/20) Jaber Alwakeel
(4/22) Gary Amelon
(4/25) Mario Busnardo
(4/25) Jim Nelson

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.

Club Sponsor


Directory of Club Officers & Appointed Positions

March Meeting Minutes

March 6, 2019, Overland Golf Course
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.
Welcome to new member Jason Spegal
Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney – Approval of minutes from December and January meetings.
Vice President Report: Don Gordon –
The February meeting was cancelled due to the weather and the communication by email of the cancellation worked well.
 December 15th – Holiday Party
Upcoming events:
 March 23rd – Cars, Beer and Food
 April 7th – April Fool’s Rally
 May 3rd-5th – Nissmo Fiesta
 May 18th – Heather Gardens Car Show
 July 16th – 21st – ZCON in Branson, MO
Treasurer’s Report: Bill Lohringel – Nothing to report at this time.
Membership Report: Andy Mortenson – We currently have 81 memberships, 104 members, 9 renewals
Public Relations Report: Mike Goddard – Nothing to report at this time.
Inter-club Report: Travis Scott – Nothing to report at this time.
Odometer Report: Tammy Sanders – If you have any pictures for the Odometer, please send them to Tammy. Submissions to the Odometer are due by 20th of the month.
President: Ira Sanders – The club is working on a review of the Constitution and will make recommendations for any changes. The Odometer will now be a secure document on the website. The club would also like to post photos from events on the website and on Facebook. The annual banquet at Cinzetti’s has been booked for October 5, 2019. The club is looking to move the 50/50 raffle outside during the warm weather months. Also a reminder that each couple needs to order a meal off the menu. If you drive your car you will receive an additional raffle ticket. The club is also looking at having all of the old photos scanned and put on the website. Alex Millward has volunteered to scan the photos and the club will have the slides done professionally.
Guest Speaker: – Inspirational speaker Gail Hamilton, Soaring into Greatness.
Old Business: – None
New Business: – None
Winner of the 50/50 give away, Mike Goddard.
Meeting adjourned at 8:59 pm.


Odometer Ad Submission Info

240Z Parts For Sale I have the below listed parts from my 1971 240 that I stripped off of it before sending the body to scrap – I was not able to do all of the work the body needed. All are the original parts except the floor pans I bought from Motorsport 12 years ago. I have had these parts in my garage for the entire time and do not need them any more (I bought another 240). Make me an offer on the parts you might want. I would be happy to send photos of any items of interest. Bill Clark
– Hood with latch and mounts
– Rear Hatch with glass intact
– Transmission, 4 speed manual
– Both doors, minor bottom rust, glass intact
– Gas tank
– Floor pans
– Both bucket seats-need recovered
– radiator
– Engine
– An almost perfect, un-cracked dash with all original instruments (stored in my basement)
– Some other parts stored in plastic boxes, inquire and I’ll check if I have what you may need.

Contact seller:
adreply@zccc.org (will be forwarded to seller)


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