2020 January Odometer

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January Odometer Contents


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Z Car Club of Colorado or the Odometer editor.

Gordon’s News In A Flash

Thanks to the generosity of our ZCCC Members in donating to the Random Acts Colorado Toy Drive. We brought a lot of holiday joy to families in need. Several of us met with our event host, Jacki Barton, to participate in the donation. Check out photos in this Odometer.

If you missed the Derman Holiday party, you missed a FUN event. Great turnout, great food, and plenty of surprises in the White Elephant style gift exchange. I went home with 4 different flavors of gourmet extra virgin olive oil. Thanks to Nate & Cheryle for putting on this great annual event!!!

Just 2 months ago we had so many openings on the board and appointed positions. Now all the positions are filled. Even the newest position, Constitution Analyst, has been filled by our latest volunteer who unbeknownst to me, used to be recognized as our Constitution expert. Thank you Patty Troxell for stepping up once again. And thank you Tammy Sanders for being the previous keeper and editor of our Constitution.

Talking about volunteers, thanks to Roy Davis for hosting the 2020 ZCON in September in Nashville.

And talking about ZCON, did you hear what our Inter-Club Liaison, Alex Millward, is exploring for 2021? He is going to see what it takes to bring ZCON to Colorado and ZCCC being the club host. How exciting!!!

I hope you all had a very Happy New Year and let’s make this a fun Z year. Please think about hosting an event. It’s easy and you can get 4 points or more. For example, are you planning on going to the Denver Auto Show anytime April 2-5th? Why not make it an event, you’re going anyway. If you never have hosted something, please get with our VP, Travis Scott, for details.

See you at our first meeting of the calendar year…moved to January 8th at Overland. Please note for our February 5th meeting we will be at Mimi’s Cafe – Lone Tree, providing a FUN change as Overland will be renovating. Then in March…back to Overland.

Regardz, Don Gordon, President

We miss you! Please come on back!!!

There are several current members who haven’t been around lately. Active members are the ones who renew. If you look over the list below, you’ll see many past members who we’d love to have back. If you know how to reach them…Call, Text, Email or Social media. Please reach out to them and just ask them to come on back. I asked Jacki to come back, and she did, and she hosted our Toy Drive. Two other people (Chris and Jose) who asked for help with their Z’s were invited to the December meeting, and they showed up. Jose said he was definitely going to join. Thanks for your help on this!!!

  • Alice & Brian Baumbach
  • John Bilodeau
  • Dave Daniels
  • Bill Hardy
  • Nolan Hargrave
  • Darrel Hoffman
  • Se Lim
  • Gerry & Jonnie Lynch
  • Tim O’Connor
  • Pam & Gary Bracken
  • Jeff Winter
  • Eric Prieve
  • Quinn Smith
  • James Wardlow
  • Tom & Stacey Ziegelbauer
  • Daniel Bailin
  • Matt & Sandy Bourgeois
  • Sara & Jeremiah Frank
  • Will & Mary Williams

Z Sponsor Update:

You may have noticed the Boulder Nissan banner is missing from the bottom of the front page of the pdf version of the Odometer as well as the advertisement for the Nissan Leaf. That is because Boulder Nissan has decided to pass the torch on to another dealership. Boulder Nissan had been our sponsor for many years and owner Jason Purdum was greatly appreciated for all that he and his dealership had done. One good thing, however, is that Boulder Nissan will continue to offer our members a 20% discount on parts and labor. See the full details in our Business Directory at www.zccc.org.

In the meantime, President Don Gordon and I have been reaching out to other dealerships to explore their interests. I hope to be able to announce our exciting new sponsor relationship(s) at our January meeting. Z you then.

Nate Derman – Public Relations Director


The club recently received the following letter looking for one of our members reflecting on the impact he had. (Reproduced with permission from Larry Hutfles)

“From your newsletters on your website I figure Larry is still around.
I live in UT a little ways north of SLC. Starting in 1990 we would go to Steamboat for the Labor Day RMVR road races, what a blast for the 10 years we went, until Steamboat shut the races down. That year we also went downtown for the concourse and I met Larry Hutfles and spent some time admiring his purple 240. Back in 73, I bought a 240 brand new. It was all I could afford so Utah road salt ended up causing the car to disintegrate. 1990 was the last year that 73 240 was on the road. After we got home from Steamboat in 1990 I was grousing to the wife about how I loved the car and she said… Maybe we can find you another one. Within a month we lucked out and found a fairly clean with minimal rust early ‘71’ and bought it. The spring of 1991 some friends helped me with body and paint. Still enjoying the car very much! I’ve attached the picture I took of Larry’s car in Steamboat in 1990 and a shot of my series 1 car taken this last summer. Just a long overdue quick note for you to pass along to Larry and thank him for motivating me to get another Z car some 29 years ago!
Wilkes Walker
Layton, UT”


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.

January General Meeting

When: Wednesday January 8, 2019 @ 7pm
Where: Overland Golf Course
Directions: 1801 S Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Near Santa Fe & Evans)

IMPORTANT: During the winter months, the golf course closes early due to shorter daylight and general participation. The staff works late the first Wednesday evening of the month just for the club. The board requests everyone attending the ZCCC general meetings to please order off the menu. It is OK to share a meal.

2020 is here!
The January Board and General meeting has been moved from January 1 to January 8 so members can enjoy their New Years Day Celebrations. Please update your calendars.

February General Meeting – Mimi’s

When: Wed, Feb 5, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Mimi’s Cafe
Directions: 9155 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, CO 80124

Tour the Amazon Fulfillment Center

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1-3pm
Where: 14601 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80023
Host: Don Gordon
Cost: Free

Have you ever ordered items from Amazon? Do you ever wonder how they can get to you in a few days and in some cases, just a few hours?

Tours are only available Monday thru Friday so I apologize this event is during the week. But I made it on a holiday…it’s St. Patrick’s Day and for many of you it is Spring Break. Hopefully you can make it.

Group Tours require a minimum of 20 people. The max is 30. So please let me know that you are interested so I can put your name on a list.

Requirements: Wear flat, closed toe/heel shoes. Bring government issued ID (driver’s license). Any long hair must be tied back. Headsets will be provided so you can hear what the tour guide is saying. You’re going to see the magic that happens after you click “BUY”. Check out this video as to what you might see during the tour:

Sorry; At this time we don’t have very many upcoming events to announce. Be sure to put these local and national events on your calendar of must do’s for 2020 and tell us all about it. Or Better Yet! Become a host and lead fellow club members to the event.

  • Barrett-Jackson Auction 2020 Scottsdale, Arizona; January 9-11, Westworld of Scottsdale. For more information and tickets, go to www.barrett-Jackson.com
  • The Chicago Auto Show; is the nation’s largest and longest-running auto show. With more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, visitors will find more than 1000 vehicles, technology displays, and hand’s on driving experiences. February 8-17, For more information go to www.chicagoautoshow.com
  • Denver Auto Show; April 2-5 at the Colorado Convention Center. For more information and tickets go to https://denverautoshow.com
  • ZDayZ; May 13-17, check out this massive car event if you are down Southeast. For more information go to https://www.zdayz.com/. This looks like a fun one I would love to attend someday.
  • Ability Connect Concourse d’Elegance; Sunday June 14th at Arapaho Community College. This is a club sponsored event every year for an important cause. More information coming.
  • 21st Annual Midwest Z Heritage; June 18-20 in St. Charles, IL. For more information go to http://midwestzheritage.com/
  • Mecum Auction; July 10-11, Denver. For more information go to https://www.mecum.com/auctions/
  • Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance; August 16. For more information go to https://www.pebblebeach.com/events/concours-delegance/
  • 33rd Annual ZCON in Nashville; September 14-19. For more information go to http://zcon.org/conventions/2020/

Membership News & Club Info

Renewals Due…
Jan: George DelGrasso, Albert Powell (your membership is up for renewal)
Dec: William Clark, Eldon Luers (your membership is past due)
Nov: Keith & Lorena Lucas (your membership is 2 months past due and you will be dropped at the end of the December)

Welcome to New Members:

No New Members in December

Membership Information
Memberships – 78
Members – 103

Happy Birthday to You

(1/11) Judy Genoff
(1/21) Bob Carlson
(1/26) Nick Cardozo
(1/26) Robert Ingram
(1/26) Kathleen Minister
(1/27) Lorena Lucas
(1/29) John Inberg
(1/30) Nick Linch

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

ZCCM Magazine
* Subscription renewals are due.
* It’s a great time to start a new subscription.
With the new year it’s time for subscription renewals for the ZCCM Magazine. The cost is $13.50. Payment can be with check or cash. Checks are preferred. Please make checks out to “Z Car Club of Colorado”. Please see Jason Spegal for renewal of your subscription, or if you’re interested in joining the Z Car Club Magazine Subscription.

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.

No Referrals in December
What are they and how do I get them? Refer someone to join the club, and when they do, you get $5.00 Z bucks to use toward membership or apparel.


Meeting Minutes for December

December 4, 2019, Overland Golf Course
The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm. Welcome to guest Jacki Barton’s grandson Jared and new member Jose Paris.
Secretary Report: Cheryl McKenney
Approval of minutes from the November meeting with the correction of new member Jacki Barton not Joyce Barton.
Vice President Report: Travis Scott
The Club would like to welcome new members Jeff and Katie Collinsworth. Reminder: if anyone has a guest speaker that they would like to bring to the clubs general meeting. The member receives one point for setting up the speaker and the club will buy the speakers’ dinner.
Past events:
Nov 16th—Gaylord Rockies Tour
Upcoming events:
Dec 4th—General Meeting and Toy Drive Collection
Dec 7th—Holiday Party
Summer Events—Dates to be determined—Progressive Dinner,
2020 ZCON in Nashville, TN
Treasurer’s Report: Bill Lohringel
Not present and nothing to report at this time
Membership: Andy Mortenson
We currently have 80 memberships, 104 members
Public Relations: Nate Derman
Working on checking the validity of the vendor list. Also looking for new vendors to add
Interclub: Alex Millward
There is growing interest to place the bid for the 2021 ZCON in Denver.  The deadline for the bid is at the 2020 ZCON and work has begun on the plan and  proposal
Odometer: Tammy Sanders
If you have any pictures for the Odometer, please send them to Tammy. Submissions to the Odometer are due by the 20th of the month. The How to Links are in the December 2019 Odometer
President: Deon Gordon
Birthday greetings to the December birthdays. The Club Constitution Analyst  will now be Patty Troxell.  Patty will advise the Board on matters relating to the Constitution.  All of the Board positions are now filled with Patty’s appointment.  Gail Mund and Travis Scott have also taken over the raffle duties starting in December.  The January meeting will be moved from the 1st to the 8th of January. 
Guest Speaker:
Old Business:
Meeting cancellations due to weather will be posted to the website and FaceBook. The January general meeting will be moved to the 8th.
New Business:
Andy Mortenson will be the contact for the Club when the club receives questions regarding the repair or restoration of a 240, 260, 280 Z car.
Winner of the 50/50 give away is Ed McHugh for $35.
Meeting adjourned at 8:24 pm


Odometer Ad Submission Info

A Note from your Public Relations:
With regards to the vendors list; 95% of the list has been updated. The vendors list will be made available to members in the February Odometer.
Nate Derman – Public Relations Director


This 1918 Pierce-Arrow is, literally, the sweetest car ever
by Jeff Peek // December 09, 2019

The sweetest car of all time is in Colorado Springs. Continuing a holiday tradition at The Broadmoor Resort that began in 1964, a team of 15 Broadmoor pastry chefs created a large gingerbread display for the holidays, and this year’s project was a full-size replica of the 1918 Pierce Arrow Touring Car that competed in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb eight times from 1924–32.

Broadmoor executive pastry chef Adam Thomas led the two-week project; you can watch a time-lapse video of the build above. What you don’t see is what it took to bake enough gingerbread to make it all happen. According to the Broadmoor blog, the Pierce Arrow display required:

  • 375 pounds of all-purpose flour
  • 47 pounds of molasses
  • 6 pounds of “secret holiday spice”
  • 482 pounds of sugar
  • 412 pounds of butter
  • 300 pounds of dark chocolate
  • 425 whole eggs
  • 700 egg whites
  • 2 pounds of yeast
  • 100 pounds of white chocolate
  • 200 pounds of brown sugar
  • 1 pound of baking soda
  • 1.3 pounds of baking powder
  • 100 pounds of honey
  • 8 pounds of salt
  • 1 pound of activated charcoal
  • 10 pounds of joy
  • 3 pounds of holiday cheer
  • 15 whimsical pastry chefs
  • 2 magical wood workers

The gingerbread display pays tribute to the 1918 Pierce Arrow Touring Car owned by Spencer Penrose, whose chauffeur (Harry McMillen) and master mechanic (Angelo Ciminp) transformed into The Broadmoor Special in 1922. The Special’s top finishes in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb were fourth in 1926 and ’30.

The car is on display at the Penrose Heritage Museum, which is owned and operated by the El Pomar Foundation, a charitable organization established by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. –5 p.m. and Sunday from 1–5 p.m. Admission is free.

You’d have to agree that the Pierce Arrow is so sweet you can almost taste it. Just please don’t indulge that suggestion.

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