July Odometer Contents
“The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
Has a pretty little flowerbed of white gardenias;
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
But parked in a rickety old garage,
There’s a brand new shiny red super stock Dodge.
And ev’rybody’s sayin’ that there’s nobody meaner than
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.
She drives real fast and she drives real hard,
She’s the terror of Colorado Boulevard.
It’s The Little Old Lady From Pasadena!
If you see her on the strip, don’t try to choose her,
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
You might have a go-er, but you’ll never lose her;
(Go Granny, go, Granny, go, Granny, go)
She’s gonna get a ticket now, sooner or later,
‘Cause she can’t keep her foot off the accelerator.”
— The Beach Boys
I don’t think we have too many “Little Old Lady” members in the club that have “a brand new shiny red super stock Dodge” in their garage but I do know of one that has a modified 350Z in her garage, another with a magma red 370Z Roadster and yet another that has a yellow 350Z, but then again none of them is an “Old Lady”. That is part of the diversity that the club enjoys but I would like to see more diversity in the club, starting with the area of age. We do have a number of younger members that I have been endeavoring to get more involved in the club and I think that I have had some qualified success in accomplishing that. Before I let you in as to how I have succeeded in doing this, I want to mention something that came up in a conversation with one of our younger members. This person perceives that there is an age bias or even discrimination in our club in regards to our younger members who are trying to drag the older members into the 21st century, even if it is kicking and screaming all the way. I understand the crux of this as some, or even many of us old farts are overwhelmed by the technical advances in “social media”. Yeah I know that all of you know what that is and some of you may be resistant to the club becoming involved in the “social media” advances that has swept the world. I understand that as I am also resistant to learning this technology but I believe that the only way the club is going to remain strong and viable as the 21st century advances is to adapt to and accept these “new fangled” ideas. So, the bottom line here is that I am asking everyone, both older and younger included, to be open to these new ideas in “marketing the club” and to not be discouraging when new ideas and technology is proposed to the club. If you have a concern or disagreement with these ideas which is bound to happen, please present them in a constructive manner and in the form of healthy debate.
So, now here is how I believe I have succeeded in getting younger members more involved in the club and to guide us into the future. Here is the proposed slate of officers for club for the coming new fiscal year:
President: Travis Scott
Vice-President: Tiffany Gordon
Membership: Andy Mortenson
Treasurer: Bill Lohringel
Secretary: Cheryl McKenney
Public Relations: Don Gordon
Odometer Editor: Tammy Sanders
As you can see, we will have two younger members taking places in guiding positions and fortunately, we also have experienced officers staying on the Board who will be instrumental in helping the new Board members. Also, I have agreed to stick around and help Travis with his new position and Don will be available to help Tiffany with her new duties. I think this is a great step forward for the club as we need an infusion of new ideas which have escaped me during my second term as President. Please give the new Board the opportunity to air their ideas and listen to them as well as providing constructive input during any ensuing discussions.
I am sure you have noticed that there is a blank for Inter-club Liaison. We need someone to fill that slot as it was previously held by Travis Scott, but as you can see, he is running for President. So, I am asking for someone who is enthusiastic about contact with ZCCA as they will be responsible to be our primary contact with ZCCA, including voting in ZCCA elections and decisions on various issues, and promote and coordinate joint events with other car clubs and groups. Travis has all the information as he has already set up a line of communication with ZCCA so all the legwork is done. We need someone, so please step up.
I was contacted by Bill Miller of the Shelby Club about track days at HPR. I told him the same thing the club decided, that we can’t afford to do HPR. He of course understood and then told me that his club actually made $600.00 on their last track event at HPR. They had 42 cars and were successful despite the $8000.00 spent to run there. They were charging $210.00 per car. He did invite the club to participate in their next track day which is October 5, 2019. The cost will be the same $210.00. You can reach Bill at wemarv at gmail.com. If you want his phone number, contact me and I’ll give it to you.
“It’s summertime summertime sum sum summertime Summertime summertime sum sum summertime Summertime summertime sum sum summertime Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime…
Well shut them books and throw ’em away And say goodbye to dull school days Look alive and change your ways It’s summertime…
Well no more studying history And no more reading geography And no more dull geometry Because it’s summertime
It’s time to head straight for them hills It’s time to live and have some thrills Come along and have a ball A regular free-for-all
Well are you comin’ or are you ain’t You slow poke are my one complaint Hurry up before I faint It’s summertime”
— The Jamies
Sorry, I just couldn’t resist another song since it is now actually summer. It’s supposed to be in the 90’s this week and if that ain’t summer then I don’t know what is. As it is summer, I’m in the process of setting up a car show at Spartan College in Broomfield. Most of the details are in an article elsewhere in the Odometer. Since I got this set just today, 6/26, not all the details have been worked out. This is a new event we’ve never done before nor has anyone else as this the 1st annual ZCCC Car Show at Spartan College. We can really use a BIG turnout for this one.
Don Gordon and I have been in touch with Jodie Cordova, Service Manager at Larry H Miller Nissan in Highlands Ranch to get them back on our discount list. She told us she is very enthusiastic about renewing the relationship between ZCCC and LHM Nissan. Nothing has been etched in stone yet but Don and I have more meetings coming up with Jodie to work out the details. Stay tuned and we’ll let you know how it works out.
And on a final note, I believe the Board will be considering a suggestion that each member who facilitates and/or arranges for a speaker for our meetings will be awarded at least 1 active member point. I’m hoping this will be discussed at the upcoming Board meeting. Stay tuned on this also.
Tweet Tweet: ZCCC Has A Twitter Page
In a world surrounded by social media, our club has joined the social media platform with our Facebook page and Facebook group. Now, we are joining the Twitter platform, as well. Twitter is a social platform that allows people to search for virtually any topic and find out trending information. All messages (tweets) have to use 280 or less characters, so it’s a great way to get a short message out to the universe. Twitter will allow us to reach a broader audience, to find pictures our club has been “tagged” in, and to communicate with members and potential members about great events. If you would like more information, please read this article that explains what Twitter is, Lifewire. You can see our Twitter page WITHOUT even being a TWITTER member. Just go to https://twitter.com/zcarclub to view new messages (tweets) or if you are a Twitter member, you can follow our page. Please contact Tiffany Gordon if you need any assistance.
Update Rick & Mary
The club received news that Mary has come out of remission and under went surgery in early June.
Rick, The club’s thoughts and prayers are with you and Mary.
I am looking for the Club Banners. If you know were they are or have them in your possession please let me know or bring them to July’s club meeting. Thank you Ira
To protect club member’s privacy, for events hosted by members, please log into zccc.org to view organizer’s contact info and Google Map.
July General Meeting
When: Wednesday July 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]
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).
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.
When: July 27, 2019, 10 am
Where: 755 Aviation Way, Colorado Springs 80920
Host: Andy Mortenson
Cost: $14.00 adult, $12.00 senior
The National Museum of World War II Aviation https://www.worldwariiaviation.org/ in Colorado Springs documents the role that military aviation played in the emergence of our nation as a world power during the Second World War. Through a combination of its aircraft collection, exhibits, interactive displays, and docent led tours, the museum tells the story of our nation’s tremendous technological advancements during the war, and de-scribes the lasting social and economic changes that were essential to the success of the Allied war effort.
Through close relationships with collectors around the country, the museum displays a wide array of fully restored aircraft that represent all aspects of America’s involvement in World War II. Most of the aircraft are meticulously restored to flying condition, and many are flown at the museum on public demonstration days. The tour will include a visit to the WestPac Restorations facility which is adjacent to the museum.
WestPac Restorations, a premier World War II aircraft restoration and maintenance facility, is located on the north side of the museum campus. Housed in a state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot facility, WestPac Restorations is a highly specialized FAA-certified repair station that includes paint facilities, a prop shop, and a full service metal forming shop. WestPac has been closely affiliated with the museum since its inception, and allows public access to its facility through the museum’s docent-led tour program.
We are scheduled for the 12:00 noon tour which includes WestPac Restorations. We’ll meet at Cabela’s Sporting Goods located on the southwest side of the intersection of I-25 and Ridgegate Parkway in Lone Tree. We’ll leave at 10:00 AM and convoy down to the museum which is located on the south side of Colorado Springs. Please note that there is an admission fee of $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for seniors. Contact Andy Mortenson if you have any questions.
When: August 3, 2019, 6 pm
Where: Derman’s Home
Host: Cheryle Derman
We will be grilling burgers and brats. Please bring a side dish or dessert and a tasty beverage to share. Enjoy good friends, great conversation and a fire pit. There will be a sign up sheet at the next meeting. We hope to see you at our home. Thanks, Nate and Cheryle.
When: August 10, 2019
Where: 10821 W 120th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80021
Host: Ira Sanders
I am arranging a car show at Spartan College in Broomfield, CO on August 10, 2019. Staging the cars will start at 8:30 a.m. and the show will start at 9:00 a.m. It will be the ZCCC Car Show at Spartan College and all are welcome. The college is located at 10821 W. 120th Ave, near the old Jeffco Airport. Basically it’s not far from Hwy 287 (Wadsworth) and Hwy 36, the Boulder Turnpike. The college is planning to have independent judges from the college judge the cars and there will be a number of categories for the awards. There will likely be food trucks and tents and some booths. I’ll know more in the next few weeks. Stay tuned and there will be more details in the next Odometer and at the monthly meetings. If you are planning on going, let me know and I’ll keep a count.
3rd Annual Holy Rollers Charity Car Show: Non-Sanctioned Event
When: August 17th 2019,
Where: Broomfield, CO.
Host: Fred Minister
Benefits: Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Club has yet to receive any details regarding this event.
When: August 24 and 25th
Where: Beecher Island Battlefield
Host: Tammy Sanders
Cost: 1 nights stay, and meals
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. We will start our prairie excursion Saturday morning 8:00 am at the Comanche Crossing Museum in Strasburg. The museum opens at dawn, so if you are there early you can start your day with a scavenger hunt of ten exhibits and artifacts. From here we are headed east to Beecher Island battle-field in eastern Yuma County. The plan is to be here at 12:00 for picnic lunch. We will turn our compass north towards Holyoke where we will spend the night at the Cobble-stone Inn and suites. Sunday we are continuing our journey north to run the old pony ex-press. Then it is westward hoe to the town of Ft. Morgan where we will search for the childhood home of Glen Miller. Then it is a straight shot back to Denver. I do not see driving on any dirt roads this time, so let’s take the Z’s and have a good time.
Cobblestone Inn & Suites
805 S. Interocean Ave
Holyoke, CO 80734
When: September 21, 2019, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: 13231 E. Mississippi, Aurora CO
Host: Andy Mortenson
Cost: No Entry Fee
Mississippi Avenue Baptist Church will be having their 7th annual car show on Saturday, September 22nd.
There will be a free pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 AM with the car show starting at 10:00 AM and lasting until 1:00 PM. Awards will be given for the best vehicles in the following categories: American, Muscle and Foreign cars; Truck and Motorcycle. The church is located at 13231 E. Mississippi Avenue in Aurora. So stop by for breakfast and check out the car show.
Please contact Andy Mortenson if you have any questions.
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
May: Gary Amelon, Nick & Stephanie Cardozo, Jeff Winter
June: Matt & Sandy Bourgeois, Brian Lehnerz, Michael Jacobs, Robert Marlow, Alex Millward, Gary Rubin, Laurie Steenrod
July: Jaber Alwakeel, Michael Drury, Liz Egetoe, Fred & Kathleen Minister, Tony Ortiz, Ira & Tammy Sanders, Travis Scott
Welcome to New Members:
Memberships – 83
Members – 106
Happy Birthday to You
(7/5) Steve Eaton
(7/7) William Lohringel
(7/10) Matthew McDole
(7/14) Judy Gordon
(7/14) Karen Peterson
(7/20) John Mavis
(7/27) Luis Lagomarsino
Dues: Single Membership $35, Family $45, Corporate $50. To receive the Odometer via postal mail add $10 annually.
If you know of someone or have ideas, please contact and coordinate with VP Don Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to join the subscription, the cost is $13.50. Please speak with Ira Sanders to sign up and receive your hard and soft copy.
Moving or Have Moved
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Vacant Position: Motorsports Coordinator
June Meeting Minutes
June 5, 2019, Overland Golf Course
The meeting was called to order at at 7:05 pm.
Welcome to guest Luis Lagomarsino.
Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney
Approval of minutes from the May meeting.
Vice President Report: Don Gordon
A few club members have reached active member status and even more are close to reaching the 15 points needed to be an active member.
May 3rd -5th – Nismo Fiesta
May 18th – Heather Gardens Car Show
June 1st – Bike Ride & Chili Cookoff
June 8th: Havana Cruise (this event is unsanctioned)
June 9th – Concours D’Elegance
June 15th – Claws for a Cause
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, 103 members.
Public Relations Report: Mike Goddard – Nothing to report at this time.
Inter-club Report: Travis Scott – Travis will now be the contact person for High Plains Raceway. He will also be looking into holding an auto cross event at the State Patrol Track.
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. A new section will be added to the Odometer and will be call Z-licious. This section will feature recipes from the club members. See PDF version of Odometer.
President: Ira Sanders – The review of the club Constitution is almost complete. Once it is completed the Constitution will be published and a vote will be taken to accept the changes. The club is also looking to update a flyer and distribute them to dealers and vendors to increase the visibility of the club and bring in new members. Both the President and Vice President positions are up for election this year. If you are interested in either position please let the current President know. The 50/50 raffle will be held outside in the parking lot. If you drove your Z you will get an extra ticket.
Guest Speaker: – The Electric Vehicle Geek from Boulder Nissan Nigel Zeid.
Old Business: – None
New Business: – None
Winner of the 50/50 give away, Ed McHugh
Meeting adjourned at 8:42 pm.
A 1971 Datsun 240Z with a 2.8 liter straight 6 with three Weber Side Draft 40 DCOE Carbs, a Cannon intake and a 2 Piece header. Only about 2,000 miles on the engine and transmission since rebuild. The body is in good shape but could use paint. The suspension has been rebuilt with heavy duty Sway Bars front and rear with Tokico adjustable shocks all around. The suspension, carb jetting and new clutch were all done by Jeff Winter of Winter Motor-sports. The car is solid mechanically and is at the point to take it to full race or make a really nice street car. Asking $10,500, Call Tom at 303-549-0556