September Odometer Contents
But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
In proving foresight may be vain;
The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
Still thou art blest, compar’d wi’ me
The present only toucheth thee:
But, Och! I backward cast my e’e.
On prospects drear!
An’ forward, tho’ I canna see,
I guess an’ fear!
To a Mouse by Robert Burns – November 1785
And for those of you who can’t understand or translate
But Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Still you are blessed, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!
You know when you think you have things figured out but then the wrench comes flying out of left field? You know how you feel and it’s usually time to regroup. Well, that’s how it is around here. For a short while I thought that the proposed ballot for the Board was set with just one position open and the process was going to move along smoothly, but the wrench flew in and the process became a greater challenge and is still evolving. As of this moment, but maybe not the next the way this has kept changing, this is the proposed ballot for the ZCCC Board of Directors:
President: Don Gordon and Travis Scott
Vice-President: Tiffany Gordon—WITHDRAWN
Membership: Andy Mortenson
Secretary: Cheryl McKenney
Treasurer: Bill Lohringel
Public Relations: Nate Derman
Odometer: Tammy Sanders
Inter-Club Liaison: VACANT
I have been informed that Tiffany Gordon has withdrawn from the VP position so now we will have 2 vacant positions on the Board after the election. I do not believe that either the Board or I have the authority to change the ballot at this point and I further believe that it will be up to the next Board to appoint a VP and Inter-Club Liaison after they have been installed on October 5. I didn’t know that the proposed changes we made to the Constitution Art. II, Sec. 2 were going to come into play so soon.
We will be voting on the proposed ballot at the September meeting. If you want an absentee ballot to vote in the Board election, you must request one of the Secretary and return it to the Secretary before September 4, 2019
I had planned to say the following, but after talking to another Board member, I don’t believe this is applicable now but is in the future: As you can see, we still need someone to run for the Inter-Club Liaison position (and now the VP position too). Step right up to the plate and ask what you can do for your ZCCC and not, what ZCCC can do for you, at least not in this instance. Let the new Board know you are volunteering for one of these positions and eliminate that uncertainty that presently exists.
As I write this, I believe that we should be discussing the revisions to the Constitution at the September meeting and depending on how that goes, voting on whether or not the revisions will be accepted by the Club and be incorporated into the latest Constitution. Only the proposed revisions will be discussed. BUT, upon a closer reading of the Constitution tonight, I find that the Constitution Art.III, does not provide for any discussion regarding the proposed changes to the Constitution, By-Laws, or Rules of Order. Discussion of the proposed changes is only provided for the changes to the Standing Rules. I don’t know how long this provision has existed but in a strict reading of these provisions, it is clear to me that discussion is very limited according to these terms.
Based on this strict interpretation, we have violated this provision in the past as this is not the same process that has been implemented in the past when changes to the Constitution have been proposed. In the past every change was up for discussion. I believe we will need to discuss this quandary at the Board and Club meeting. We’ll see how it goes.
Regarding the wording of the Constitution document, it’s been my feeling for a while that several parts of the document needed to be clarified after at least two provisions were misinterpreted and subverted several years ago. While we were at it, our four person committee went over the entire document (and obviously missed some questionable wording) and came up with a lot of clarifications and specifics as to what must occur when a Board member leaves their position on the Board. Each position description has been clarified but I don’t believe that these clarifications are substantive changes, but only to spell out what could have been misinterpreted based on the somewhat ambiguous language that exists. Under Events, Section 2, page 16 and 17, we have put in writing what the Board had previously decided about how active member points are awarded on multi-day events and for participation in ZCon. The policy set forth is how the Club has been awarding points for multi-day events since 2014 but due to missing updated versions of the Constitution we made sure that this time the decisions of the Board that have been previously accepted by the Club were memorialized in this revision. Please read the revised Constitution that was sent out by email to every member and be prepared to discuss any proposed revisions about which you may have input and/or comments. If you disagree with the wording proposed, have a written version of your changes as you would like to see the wording.
ENOUGH ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION!! I know that more than a couple of members have noted that we don’t have enough driving events. To that end, I have set up 3 driving events in Zeptember. See the “Mystery Drives” article elsewhere in this Odometer.
The ZCCC and Spartan College Wheels and Wings Showcase 2019 was a big success as far as Z Cars go with 20 cars being present and not so successful as far as other cars went. The Z’s outnumbered all the other cars and awards were given to each model of Z, from the 240 to the 370. We even had 1 – 260Z and 2 – 280Z’s. Mario Busnardo took 1st in 240Z, Scott Swiger was 1st in 260Z, Lee Hill took 1st in 280Z, Bill Lohringel was 1st in 300ZX (Z31), Ira Sanders took 1st in 300ZX (Z32), Fred Minister and Diana Inberg tied for 1st in 350Z and Ed McHugh and Tammy Sanders tied for 1st in 370Z. 2nd and 3rd places were also awarded if there were enough cars in the class. The Classic Trophy went to a 1926 Studebaker owned by Don Wait that was absolutely beautiful and has quite a story behind it. There were Ford Model T’s, a Packard, a 1966 Charger, blown Challenger from about 1972, and near the end, a replica Auburn Boat tail showed up. Christopher Romano and Anthony Marmo from the college were very happy with the car show and that they got to show off the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. We may have gotten a couple of new members and they may have gotten a new student. They want to do it again next year. Thanks to everyone that helped.
Here is another friendly reminder that the annual awards banquet will be held on October 5 at 3:00 pm at Cinzetti’s in Thornton at I-25 and 104th. The costs are less than $25 per person so the Club is not subsidizing active award member winners this year. We feel this is very affordable for all our members so a subsidy isn’t necessary. The Board felt that the cost of a plated dinner or buffet at a nice hotel meeting room or event center has gotten out of control as it became impossible to keep the cost below even $50.00 per person so this is our effort to make participating much more affordable. I look forward to seeing ALL of you there to get and see the awards made and your new Board installed. Please remember that we will NOT be meeting at Overland Golf Course the 1st week of October. If you do show up and have dinner, remember to tip your waitress.
To all Club Members: You should have received a copy of a revised constitution via the web poet, much like you do with the Odometer every month. Please read it. 1. Only the proposed revisions will be discussed as presented in this updated copy of the constitution at September 4th General Meeting. 2. All new revisions and proposed changes to the constitution will need to be addressed by the next committee. 3. To aid in the next iterations of the Constitution; all Changes, comments or questions regarding the language must be in written form with your proposed language. 4. No revisions will be discussed or added if they are not in written format. 5. If there is agreement with the Constitution as it is written, then a vote will happen September 4. If not then the committee will take up the task of updating once again and we start the process over. If anyone did not receive a copy, please let us know immediately and one will be sent by email.
2020 Ballet for ZCCC Board
President: Don Gordon, Travis Scott
Membership: Andy Mortenson
Treasurer: Bill Lohringel
Secretary: Cheryl McKenney
Public Relations: Nate Derman
Odometer Editor: Tammy Sanders
We have vacancies that need to be filled. Join the board for a year. Vote will be at the September General meeting.
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.
When: Wednesday September 4, 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: September 15, 22, and 29, 2019, 8:00am
Where: Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center
Host: Ira Sanders
Cost: No Entry Fee
I have planned out 3 Zunday Mystery Drives for 3 Zundays in Zeptember. They range in length from 2 ½ hours and 85 miles long to 3 ½ hours and 130 miles long. Each day of the drive, we will meet at the Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. The visitor’s center is on the west side of C-470 at Alameda Pkwy.
On the day of the first drive, Zeptember 15, one lucky participant will get to choose from door #1, #2 or #3. That choice will determine which drive we do that day. On Zeptember 22, another lucky participant will get to choose one door from the 2 doors left and that will be the drive we do that day. On Zeptember 29, we will do the 3rd drive. After each drive is chosen, I will hand out maps of the route for the day. As the drives are all a ½ day or less, stopping for food will be optional and we’ll play that by ear. Please bring radios so we can all communicate. The weather may dictate what vehicle you decide to drive but we will go rain or shine unless there is a major catastrophic weather event.
For additional info and/or to let me know if you are going, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the number listed in the Odometer.
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: Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Cinzzetti’s Italian Buffet, 281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80234
Host: Tammy Sanders Odometer@zccc.org
Cost: $22.16 per person, (Senior) 65+ $19.99 per person
Deadline: Sign up by September 27. For last min. changes, please email Tammy
This year’s ZCCC Annual Banquet will be at Cinzzetti’s Italian Buffet in Northglenn. The board believes the costs for dinner is very reasonable, and will not be subsidizing a portion of the meal as they have the past few years. The event begins with socializing at 3:00 pm followed by brief board reports, announcements, outgoing, install your new 2019/2020 board and of course dinner.
The Buffet consists of 8 stations: Parmesan, Rotisserie, Tavola Calda, Salad/Antipasto, Marchetta, The Pizzeria, Pasta and Bakery Ice Tea, Soda and Water are included in the price.
All other beverages are on your own
Cost per person with tax is $22.16. Seniors 65+ $19.99 Dress Code: Casual but nice.
Start the New Year right by picking up your first point by joining your outgoing ZCCC board at the Annual Banquet This is the Club’s annual ending/beginning of the year meeting.
Registrations must be received by Tammy Sanders NO LATER than September 27th and Payment in Full is due October 5 at the banquet. To Register please visit the pdf version on pg.8.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 start 9 am
Where: Arapahoe Park Horse Track: 26000 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
Host: Travis Scott
Cost: $25-$50 dependent on number of participants
Deadline: Day of the event
This is a club event to experience autocross, and is open to other car clubs/auto enthusiasts. Primarily the goal is to have a safe fun environment to perform an autocross timed event.
It is a great event for members regardless of driving skill and your cars performance level. It will be a timed short, small course full of twists and turns that will test proper braking and the vehicle’s handling. Let’s take advantage of the fun our Z’s are capable of. A mistake may cause you to possibly need to buff out cone marks but no crashing into a wall or landing on rocks. Helmets will most likely be required and there will be a waiver to sign to participate. Closed toed shoes, long pants and long sleeves are required to be worn during your time around the course. I encourage everyone to invite spectators and other car enthusiasts. There will be enough space for cars to stage and more to show them off for those not trying the course. I think this will be good for the club to get our name out there and show we can autocross with the best of them. I’m working with AAA to possibly furnish the cones. They are really interested because coincidentally the head of the automotive department of AAA Colorado is passionate and already races in autocross type events. I’m waiting for their response but they could have a booth for signing up for AAA roadside assistance memberships and travel information.
The current projections for member costs is based on the number of people that have shown interest in participating. Right now its projected to be $25-$50 per person. The more participants we have, the lower the cost per person. I’m trying to get vendors so we have something to eat and drink. I’m looking to setup a tent with water and stuff for club members. Travis
Non Sanctioned event to tell you about:
City of Centennial presents: Concert & Car Show 2019
register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5Lsp3WWtcGDYeMfk5qoDFzknTBUOo7IE7pXy197f2KIys0Q/viewform
The City of Centennial is looking for classic or exotic cars to display at the 4th Annual Car Show & Concert. Please reserve your space and let us know what type of car you will be bringing! Please note there is no charge to participate. The car show will be accompanied by a free concert in the parking lot with food and beverages available for purchase. Live rock and roll music and interactive show from The Nacho Men. Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 https://centennialco.gov/Things-To-Do/car-show.aspx
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Centennial Center Park
13050 E. Peakview Avenue
Join us for Centennial’s 4th Annual Car Show featuring an exciting collection of classic and exotic cars. Come vote for your favorite! The Nacho Men will be performing live. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Do you have a vintage, exotic or just a fabulous vehicle you would like to show off to your family and friends? We are still accepting car registrations for the event! If you’d like to participate, register for FREE by doing one of the following: Click here, Email Dave
• Or call us at (720) 464-4861
Feel free to spread the word to any friends, family, or other auto enthusiasts who may be interested in participating as well!
*All show cars to the event by 9:30 AM
Location: Centennial Center Park
13050 E. Peakview Ave.Centennial, CO 80112
Questions? Please reach out to Dave Littleton, email@example.com or 720-464-4861.
Please note by submitting this form you are registered. We will be in touch the week prior to the event with detailed information about load in and show map. Thank you in advance for participating!
Membership News & Club Info
July: Jaber Alwakeel, Liz Egetoe, Tony Ortiz, Travis Scott
Aug: John Rooker, Jeff Ruth, Jonathan Sar, Manny Strauch
Sept: Pat Clements, Mike Goddard, Don & Judy Gordon, Michelle Ku, John Marr, John & Susan Mavis, Ed Mc Hugh & Judy Genoff, Rick Mraz, J. Iredell Smith, Scott Swiger, Phil Taylor & Susan Goldsmith
Welcome to New Members:
Bill Grodeska of Denver, owns 1971 240Z
Mike & Deborah Ramirez of Westminster, They own a 1968 Datsun 1600 Roadster
Shawn Krebs of Aurora, owns a 1993 300ZX
Memberships – 86
Members – 110
Happy Birthday to You
(9/6) Thomas Siirola
(9/6) Scott Swiger
(9/8) Liz Egetoe
(9/11) Ira Sanders
(9/17) Carole Weckbaugh
(9/20) Tammy Sanders
(9/21) Larry Hutfles
(9/28) Alex Millward
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. You receive a point for finding them.
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
Don’t forget to update your address, phone numbers and email in the “Edit My Profile” under your name in the upper right corner.
Vacant Position: Welcoming host, Concessions/name badges
August Meeting Minutes
Aug 7, 2019, Overland Golf Course
The meeting was called to order at at 7:00 pm.
Welcome to new member Jim Revesz.
Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney
Approval of minutes from the July meeting.
Vice President Report: Don Gordon
There are now 22 members who have reached active member status and will be receiving an award at the annual banquet. There is still time to reach your 15 points with the many events planned for the next couple of months. The club members who attended ZCON did well representing the club with many receiving awards.
June 9th – Concours D’Elegance
July 16th – 21st – ZCON in Branson, MO
July 27th – Natl. Museum of WWII Aviation
Aug 3 – Happy Hour & BBQ
Aug 10th – ZCCC Car Show at Spartan College
Aug 17th – Holy Rollers Car Show
Aug 24-25th – Eastern Plains Colorado Drive
Sept 15th – Zunday Mystery Drive #1
Sept 21st – MABC Car Show
Sept 22nd – Zunday Mystery Drive #2
Sept 29th – Zunday Mystery Drive #3
Treasurer’s Report: Bill Lohringel – Nothing to report at this time.
Membership Report: Andy Mortenson – We currently have 83 memberships, 106 members, 4 renewals. Our Danish member has also renewed his membership,
Public Relations Report: Mike Goddard – Nothing to report at this time.
Inter-club Report: Travis Scott – Still working on setting up the Autocross event for the club and looking at having the event in either September or October. The Interclub dues for ZCCA, has risen from $2 to $3 per member.
Odometer Report: Tammy Sanders – If you have any pictures for the Odometer, please send them to Tammy. Submissions to the Odometer are due by 15th of August.
President: Ira Sanders – The elections for the Board will be held in September. The slate of officers is as follows:
President – Don Gordon and Travis Scott
Vice President – Tiffany Gordon
Secretary – Cheryl McKenney
Treasurer – Bill Lohringel
Membership – Andy Mortenson
Public Relations – Nate Derman
Odometer – Tammy Sanders
Interclub – open
The club is also looking for someone to take over the ZCCM, raffle, raffle ticket duties and the concessions (business cards and name tags). Roy Davis will be taking over as the coordinator for the Concours D’Elegance. Also the Sponsor Liaison will now become part of the Public Relations position. The revised Constitution will be emailed to members with the proposed changes. A discussion and vote will be taken at the September meeting. Any proposed changes will need to be submitted in written form with the language to be used in the Constitution and the location of the change within the Constitution.
Guest Speaker: – None
Old Business: – None
New Business: – None
Winner of the 50/50 give away, Mario Busnardo
Meeting adjourned at 8:17 pm.
It Could Be As Powerful As The 2008 Nissan GT-R R35
by Safet Satara, on June 17, 2019, 08:00
We will get a new Nissan Z-car. The new Nissan Z car is due for a reveal in the coming years, and some suggest we may even see it at the next Tokyo Motor Show or at NAIAS in 2019. Mind you, this information is yet to be confirmed, but we already know that Nissan is working on a replacement for the 370Z. I am telling you again – the new Nissan Z car will come. For me, this is a huge deal as I really liked the 370Z in its purest, least expensive form. Ignore my emotions from now on as I try to elaborate on what the new Nissan Z car should be. Believe me, so many rumors circulate on the Internet that it is almost impossible to separate right from wrong and truth from deception. In that regard, I am going to give you a rundown of the most logical solutions Nissan may employ for the creation of the new Z car. Read More: by Jonathan Lopez and Sid Dhimaan