2020 May Odometer

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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.

ZCCC Members,
ZCCC is committed to the health and safety of our members, visitors and guests. We are closely monitoring advisories from the State of Colorado and various health sources regarding the COVID-19 threat. This directive was approved by the ZCCC Board of Directors and is being communicated to all of our members.

The May monthly meeting will be held via ZOOM

The following ZCCC events are happening with social distancing guidelines in place. The Board will reassess regarding June’s events and will advise accordingly. Members are asked to check the ZCCC Website Event listing and Facebook for current updates regarding Events in June.

Board meetings for May will be via conferencing. If you wish to participate, please contact President Don Gordon.

We recommend the following precautions be observed by all club members, whether in public places or while traveling as a club or your daily routes:

  1. Minimize human contact (no hand shaking); try to remain at least 6 feet away from other people.
  2. Wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and hot water, or use a sanitizer gel.
  3. If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve to cough.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  5. Use knuckles or elbows to push elevator buttons or open doors when possible.
  6. REMAIN AT HOME and/or self-quarantine if your health is compromised, if you’ve recently traveled internationally or by air, or if you’re simply not feeling well.

As we receive more information on the progress of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will revise these measures and issue a notice to ZCCC members via the Odometer, Website and FaceBook.

Gordon’s News In A Flash

I hope this finds our ZCCC Members and their families safe and healthy!

To uplift our members, we had an online Happy Hour where 20 members came together to share their experiences during this unprecedented time in our lives. Seeing everyone was so much fun! See the Happy Hour recap in this Odometer.

Next, on May 6th, we are going to have an online May General Meeting. We hope you will consider participating. Instructions on how to sign in to the meeting are in this Odometer.

And then later in May, subject to our Colorado Safer-at-Home restrictions, Nate and Cheryle Derman are hosting a food collection/drive/parade to help out those in need and to get us all out in our beautiful Z cars again. This will be an easy event to participate in while maintaining social distancing. Thank you Nate and Cheryle for providing so many opportunities for our members to keep active and keep in touch.

I encourage each of you to think about hosting a unique event whether it be virtual, a drive, a parade, a car show or a small gathering.

We will let you know if our June General Meeting will be back at Overland Golf Course as soon as we hear.

Lastly, I ventured out to Larry H Miller for an oil change (using our club discount) and to have the radio/CD player replaced (using the extended warranty I purchased from them). Everything was completed while I waited. Never once did they try to up-sell me. I wore gloves and a mask and they sanitized my car. And Judy and I are once again loving music in our 350Z with the top down.

Don Gordon, President


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.

May General Meeting – via Zoom

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: The convenience of your home office. See instruction for logging on below.

June General Meeting – subject to change during these difficult times, stay tuned!

When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 @ 7pm
Where: Overland Golf Course, 1801 S Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223 (Near Santa Fe & Evans)

May 6th General Meeting Agenda

  • 6:20 PM: “Doors Open” Start Zoom online check-in (see How To Log-in to Zoom instruction on next page)
  • 6:20 – 7:00: Opportunity to socialize as everyone logs in
  • 7:00 – 7:10: Call meeting to order, Welcome everyone and explain meeting guidelines
  • 7:10 – 7:15: Introduce new members and guests
  • 7:15 – 7:35: Individual Board Reports
  • 7:35 – 7:45: President Report
  • 7:45 – 7:50: Old Business/New Business
  • 7:50 – 8:00: Question & Answer period
  • 8:00 – 8:10: Door Prizes
  • 8:15 PM- Adjourn
  • What you will need: Smart phone or a Computer with video capabilities. If your computer has a camera and/or mic, you will be able to be seen and hear all participants. If you are only using a land line, you will be able to hear what is said and speak when the host un-mutes you.

How To Log-in to Zoom General Meeting

Wednesday May 6th

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to meet in person but we would still like to conduct our monthly meeting. These instructions can be found in the PDF version of the Odometer too.

This month we will be having our monthly meeting virtually using Zoom. Many of us have already used Zoom for some aspect of life during this pandemic, including our wonderful Happy Hour hosted on the 18th of April by the Derman’s. If you have not used it before, instructions are below.

We will start with a social check-in from 6:20PM-7:00PM. Then our official meeting will begin at 7:00PM. During the social check-in everyone can speak freely and nobody has to be on mute. During the meeting we will respectfully mute everyone and will monitor the chat if you have a question. We will also save time at the end for Q and A’s. 🙂


If you would like to SEE everyone, join by computer (that has a camera and a mic) or smart phone. This allows you to see and share your screen or camera. You can select “audio only” if you prefer others not seeing you. Please test your computer camera and/or microphone when you first log in.

  • Join the meeting by clicking the following meeting link: https://zoom.us/ j/97229203405… You will be asked to enter this meeting ID: 972 2920 3405. click Join
  • If you have never used Zoom before you will be prompted to download and install the Zoom desktop app on your smart phone or computer. Future meetings will then just open in the app automatically. You do not have to create a Zoom account unless you want to host your own meetings.
  • Using audio in a Zoom meeting requires you to have access to either a microphone through your computer or a telephone. Please be aware that the host can control participant audio in a meeting. Check the icons in the menu bar and the participants panel to determine your current audio setting. To test your computer microphone and speakers, click the up arrow to the right of the microphone icon and select Audio settings.
  • Raise Hand feature will let the host know you have a question. Click Raise Hand in the Webinar controls and Click lower hand to lower it. The host will open your mic to allow you to speak during the Q&A session.
  • Click the Leave Meeting option in the menu bar to exit the meeting or Click the Leave Meeting button in the dialog box.

If you don’t have a mic on your computer but would like to hear and speak to everyone, you can join by phone only. You can use any phone (including land-lines) to participate via audio only.

  • Dial this number (646) 568-7788
  • You will be asked for the Meeting ID: 972 2920 3405
  • You will be asked for the Password: 003997

Drive, Food Donation and Parade Benefiting FISH

When: Saturday May 16, 2020, 9:45 am
Where: Steele Elementary School: 320 Marion Street Parkway, Denver
Host: Nate Derman
Cost: Food Donation

This is a fun, live event incorporating a drive and helping homebound people through donations. This gives us an opportunity to drive our Zs (or other vehicles) in a group, abide by social distancing and do our part to help the community and feed the hungry.

We will meet at Steele Street Elementary School at 9:45 AM and depart at 10:00 AM.  We will leave as a group and parade around Washington Park, honking and waiving if you want.  Tops down, weather permitting. We will then proceed to their first location, United Church Of Christ, 400 S. Williams Street, Denver and drop off half of our donations.  We will then drive to their second location, Epiphany Lutheran Church located at 790 S. Corona Street, and drop off the remainder of our donations.  These are small churches and don’t have a lot of storage space so whatever you can fit in your trunk will be sufficient.

Needed Items: (Unopened and NOT outdated)

  • Canned meats (chicken, tuna, salmon, beef)
  • Canned stew, dinners (Chile, Dinty Moore, Hormel)
  • Peanut butter, Jam/Jelly
  • Canned Fruit, Fruit Juice
  • Cereal
  • Small Shampoos & Conditioners, Deodorant, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Feminine napkins
  • Diapers (size 4-5)

Please check out their website http://www.fishofeastdenver.org/ to find out more about this valuable organization and see the adjoining poster to this article.

FISH of East Denver is a small, completely volunteer, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has operated continuously in East Denver since 1974. The FISH idea began in England in 1961 and came to the United States in 1964. FISH of East Denver consists of 2 food pantries housed at two Washington Park area churches. They deliver emergency groceries three times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) to homebound people who live in East Denver, from Broadway to Yosemite, south of I-70 to Yale Ave/Hampden.

Please join me and other members for our next social distancing event.  I hope to see you there.  

Nate and Cheryle Derman

Mother’s Day Drive (Not your Z drive)

When: Sunday May 10, 2020, 8:30 am
Where: Master Drive of West Denver, south parking lot of Bandimere Speedway
Host: Sanders
Cost: No Cost

This is the first drive of the season: Grab your favorite mom and the family and meet at Bandimere Speedway’s south parking lot used for the Master Drive Course.  We will head south to Sadalia and west to Deckers.  We will be driving on a dirt road.  You will have to make a  decision.  Do you need to be back right away?   Or can you make it a little longer?  Or do you want a 1/2 day drive?  The choice will be yours.   Or don’t make a decision until you get to Deckers.  We will stop briefly at Deckers to say our goodbye’s to those who prefer a short 3 hour drive.  For those continuing on we will head south towards Woodland Park.  We will pull over briefly, again to say our goodbye’s to those who are looking for a 3.5+ trip ending at Sadalia and home.  For those looking for a longer route, we will be going west out of Woodland park toward Hartsel.  There are multiple additional dirt road options or we can take pavement all the way home. 

Here are the links to google maps with the drives.  Print off your copy(s) of the route for the day. 

~3 hours –  Buffalo Creek, Foxton, Conifer, Kittredge and Morrison:

~3.5 hours+ – CO Springs and back to Sedalia:

~4.5+ hours – This route is subject to changes depending on the groups decision. Hartsel/Fairplay or Lake George/Jefferson or 11 mile reservoir (map shows the reservoir but not the route).

 As the drives are all a ½ day or less and social distancing guidelines, stopping for food will not be an option.  Please bring drink, snacks and radios so we can all communicate.  The dirt roads are maintained but will be dusty and weather may dictate what vehicle you decide to drive.   For additional info and/or to let me know you are going, please contact us.

POSTPONED – Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Sports Car Show

COVID-19 Update May 6, 2020: Abilityconnectionscolorado.org/special-events/colorado-concours

Dear Colorado Concours d’Elegance Community Members,
We thank all of the enthusiasts who have gathered time and again to renew long-standing friendships, celebrate great cars and give so generously to provide for the community’s at-risk children and families.
After several weeks of carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, it has become clear that we cannot hold an event of this scale on June 14th as we had hoped. The Colorado Concours d’Elegance Committee and the Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) team have decided to postpone the event.We are currently looking at potential dates to proceed with the event in the early fall, and we will update you as more information becomes available. Again, the health and safety of our entrants, judges, show attendees, volunteers, staff, and community are our utmost priority, and we will not hold the event until we are sure we can have a fun and safe event.
CONCOURS is a CRITICAL FUNDRAISER that brings in over $100,000 each year for ACCO’s five Creative Options for Early Childhood Education Centers. These centers RELY on the goodness of the Concours community to HELP FUND VITAL SERVICES for AT-RISK CHILDREN

Thank you and stay safe,

Tom Scott & Steve Saliman, 37th Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance Committee Co-chairs Judith Ham, President & CEO Ability Connection Colorado

When: Sunday June 14, 2020, 7:00 am, Show from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Arapahoe Community College
Host: Roy Davis
Cost: $50.00 per vehicle
Registration Deadline: Wednesday May 15th Registration Link

Time to start planning for this year’s 36th C.P. car show to be held on June 14, 2020 at the Arapahoe Community College on So. Santa Fe Blvd . Its never too early to sign up to “FUEL YOUR PASSION FOR CARS”! (registration available online at www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org)

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

Vehicle Vault and Hickory House

When: Date: Sat. July 11th, 2020, 8:00 am Vehicle Vault, 12:00 pm Hickory House
Where: Vehicle Vault – 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Parker, CO 80134
Hickory House – 10335 S. Parker Road, Parker CO 80134
Host: Bruce & Cheryl McKenney
Cost: Vehicle Vault museum tour $6 to $12 depending on discount, Lunch $$$

Come take part in the Car Club of the Month and show off your beautiful car. The Vehicle Vault is a car museum and a custom garage community. The museum/event center is housed in a unique building showcasing a fabulous collection of rare and exotic automobiles. The Vehicle Vault has invited ‘ZCCC’ to be July’s Car Club of the Month. Front row parking will be reserved to show off our vehicles. We will also plan on taking a tour of their gallery of cars at a discounted rate.

After the tour join us for lunch at the Hickory House located a short distance away. The Hickory House offers a variety of barbecue dishes and has won more than 100 awards for “Best Ribs” and “Best BBQ Sauce”.

For more information on each of these venue’s, please visit their web site:
Vehicle Vault: https://www.vehiclevaultco.com/
Hickory House: http://www.hickoryhouseribs.com/parker-map.html
Please let Bruce or Cheryl know if you plan on attending.
Thanks-Bruce and Cheryl

Keep an Eye out for These Future Events:

  • ZCCC Bike Ride – Saturday, June 27th
  • Progressive Dinner – TBD
  • ZCON (50th Anniversary) – Sep 14-19
  • 8th Annual MABC Car Show – Saturday, Sep 19th

Membership News & Club Info

Renewals Due…
May: Gary Amelon, Nick & Stephanie Cardozo, Richard Flores, John & Lois Student, John Tyler (your membership is up for renewal)

Apr: Ron Banuelos, Mario, Jo & Vince Busnardo, Jack & Gail Epling, Nick Linch, Gail Mund (your membership is past due)

Mar: Debbie & Bob Carlson, Roy Davis, Luis Lagomarsino, JoAnn Sainz-Dean (your membership is 2 months past due and you will be dropped at the end of May)

Welcome to New Members and welcome back to returning members:

Paul Reynolds, from Boulder has a 1993, 300ZX Roadster. (Former member circa 2004)

Membership Information
Memberships – 83
Members – 111

Happy Birthday to You

(5/3) Deborah Ramirez
(5/7) Nate Derman
(5/8) Ron Gardner
(5/8) Stacey Ziegelbauer
(5/9) Mike Ramirez
(5/10) Mike Goddard
(5/13) Ron Banuelos
(5/14) Susan Mavis
(5/15) Matt Bourgeois
(5/20) J. Iredell Smith
(5/21) LaVerne Lohringel
(5/22) Bill Grodeska
(5/26) Marc Connolly
(5/26) Tom Ziegelbauer
(5/28) Gail Mund

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

ZCCM Magazine

ZCCM Subscribers, if you have not already picked up your issue of the ZCCM please see Jason Spegal to pick up your copy at the next meeting.

If you would like to join to receive this amazing magazine at the greatly reduced cost of $13.50, payment can be with check or cash to Jason. Checks are preferred.  Please make out checks to “Z Car Club of Colorado”.
Thanks, Jason Segal

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 March
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.


We have reached the mid-point of our fiscal year and that means we have club elections on the horizon.

As outlined in the Constitution under article II, sections 1-4, and the By-Laws article I, sections 1-8:

A description of each of the positions has been posted in the PDF version of the Odometer. A nominating committee will need to come together in June to fill the slate of officers. The slate is presented at the General meeting in July and in August, nominations from the floor are taken. The vote will take place at the September General meeting.


Meeting Minutes for March

March’s minutes were approved by the Board as posted in the April Odometer. The April General Meeting was canceled due to the Global Pandemic.


Looking for 300zx 90′ to 95′
Hi, I have been looking for a 300zx standard or Twin Turbo Years 1990 to 1995. Colors Red, Silver, Gray, Black or may be what I can find. Can go out of state to find if needed, does anyone have a lead? Joined the club, but a car would help…..zoom, zoom. Chris 720 935 1609 or email furydesign@hotmail.com

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Check out Larry H. Miller’s great discount in the PDF version of the Odometer.


Nissan North America Producing Face Shields For Hospital Workers

April 2. 2020 (From Techtelegraph.co.uk)

Nissan North America is stepping up to fill the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals with the production of face masks.
By Friday, April 3rd Nissan will produce 3,000 face shields. With the combined output of Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and the Decherd Powertrain Assembly Plant in Tennessee, the company will be able to print headbands and assemble more than 1,000 shields a week.
Nissan North America is 3D printing face masks for hospital workers on the front lines of COVID-19 treatment.
The shields are designed alongside the OSHA guidelines and Nissan is working with the FDA to make sure the manufacturing requirements are up to spec so that they can deliver the face shields to hospitals soon.
“Nissan is proud to be in Tennessee and we’re tapping into our spirit of innovation to help local healthcare workers who need more protective gear now,” said Parul Bajaj, senior manager, Philanthropy, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’ve happy that our 3D printers offer the manufacturing flexibility that enable us to help protect people working in the medical community.”
Nissan stopped producing vehicles at the plant on March 20th. To ensure the safety of employees and the face shields there are a limited number of employees at each location and there are enhanced safety and sanitizing measures in place.
The Smyrna Assembly plant normally produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAG, Pathfinder, Rogue and the Infiniti QX60. The Dechard Powertrain Plant is capable of producing 1.4 million engines a year.

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