And ZROC Wins Again!

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This past weekend, ZROC showed (yet again) how we roll. We had 25 cars at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday June 25th for the Vintage Grand Prix.

Several members departed from Delaware headed to Lexington, Ohio to meet up with other members who were already there or took their own routes to get there. We parked our cars and instantly it was obvious what club was present – ZROC of course! As one of the staff members said to us, “Oh, you’re with ZROC – you guys always bring really great numbers to this event!” This is one of those events that is on our annual schedule and will always be on the calendar.

It was a great day spent watching some racing – and supporting our own ZROC racer, Lowell Marx #50 – enjoying the weather when it wasn’t chilly and windy, and having a delicious potluck lunch of burgers, hot dogs and LOTS of dessert options! Thanks to ZROC for providing the hot dogs and burgers for the club!

Let’s not forget the greatest part of the day – when we found out that ZROC got the “Best Club” Award again. Thanks to our members who come out to this event year after year. We wouldn’t get awards like this if it weren’t for our wonderful ZROC family!

Check out some pictures from the races and other events we’ve had here. And don’t forget about some of our upcoming events – Columbus Clippers Game & Fireworks, The Arthritis Foundation Car Show & many more through the rest of the year!

Until next time…

ZDayZ 2017

It’s been about a month since our last event and post, so I figured we’re about due for a little update. Last month, a group of ZROC members – about 28 of us! – attended one of the greatest and most fun events of the entire year, ZDayZ, down in the Smoky Mountains at Fontana Village Resort. For those of you who have never been, it’s an event you should definitely try to experience for yourself. There are amazing twisty roads, a huge Z family that spans all across the country (and even a little bit out of the country), and a really fun long weekend with fellow enthusiasts. This event is held annually, during the 3rd week/weekend of May. If you’d like to check out more, visit the website here. To see some photos, check out our Facebook page, or head to our newly added website page, Event/Club Photos.

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Our next event will be coming up here in a couple of weeks – The Mid-Ohio Vintage Grand Prix (on Sunday June 25th). We always have a pretty good showing at this event, and this is one of those events where we LOVE to show how ZROC rolls. We have gotten an award for best club attendance for several years (as seen above in our photo from last year). We usually get BBQ from City BBQ and then everyone brings a side dish/dessert/snack/whatever they feel like bringing to share with the group. We’ll set up a couple pop-ups, open up the chairs and just have an enjoyable Sunday morning/afternoon watching some racing and hanging out. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook here.

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Following this event, we have another social gathering planned to attend a Columbus Clippers game on Saturday July 8th. If you’re interested in attending this game, please get in touch with Jess Padavana. The tickets should be in section 4 and are $14/each. As this is a Saturday evening game with fireworks after the game, we need to get the tickets ordered ASAP. The deadline to be guaranteed a seat in the block section of seats with ZROC is this Friday, June 9th, a noon. After this time, we may be able to add additional tickets with our group, but it is NOT GUARANTEED.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

The start of the season

We’ve had a pretty successful start to our season!

Something we discussed while visiting Georgesville Nissan a couple weeks ago was greeting potential new members when they purchase a Z. We got our first chance to show them just how ZROC rolls last week. Beaux purchased a brand new 370 Z from Georgesville Nissan and he took delivery of it on Friday April 28th. A few ZROC members went to the dealership to welcome him into the club and escort him as he drove his brand new car off the lot (some even following him up 270 to Fishinger Road!) What made this greeting and subsequent ZROC escort out of the dealership even more special is that Beaux just completed his chemo treatments and is enjoying life!

Check out some photos that Georgesville Nissan posted on Facebook below. You can also checkout the Georgesville Nissan Facebook page here.

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Yesterday was our ZDayZ prep day at the Z Barn. We had a few members head up north to Delaware to help tinker on some cars. We did a fluid flush, attempted to fix a little plastic clip for a trunk finisher, and replaced some brake pads and rotors. We ran into a couple of issues trying to put new brakes and rotors on one of our members’ daily driver (a Honda CRV) so the drive portion of the day ended up just being a drive to downtown Delaware to grab a bite to eat and a couple of beers at Old Bag of Nails. We got lucky with the weather – it was a bit chilly, but at least it wasn’t raining and the sun was out intermittently.

Next up is a possible drive this coming weekend, May 13th, around Columbus to sample a few of our local microbreweries. And then, ZDayZ 2017 the following weekend (May 18-21) in the beautiful Smoky Mountains! Stay tuned here and check out our Facebook to stay up to date on current events!

Until next time… enjoy the spring weather with those gorgeous cars of yours!

First Drive of the Season – Annual Heritage Tour Dealers Drive

If you’re reading this, then you have seen our newest updates to the website – hopefully the changes are welcome! We just had one of the greatest first events of the season I personally have ever experienced this past weekend. It was our annual Heritage Tour Dealers Drive and I must say that I was very impressed with our turnout – especially with an 8 am start time. We had over 30 cars in attendance throughout the day. Now THAT is how ZROC represents! 

The morning started off at Georgesville Nissan and the folks over there did not disappoint. Our visit started with a tour of the brand new and pretty awesome facility – from their showroom to their service area – by Joe Federer. After the tour was finished, we all gathered around to see if we had won prizes from the raffle they put together for us. Then, before taking a group photo in front of the dealership, we were given goodie bags to take on our drive for the remainder of the day. They also were taking some video footage during our visit. If you missed this stop, or just want to look back on our visit, check out the video here.

Up next, we stopped at Buckeye Nissan in Hilliard. We got some time to catch up with our members, old and new alike, look at some new inventory (and some cars we’ll be buying in the future) and enjoy the beautiful morning with some great cars and even greater people.

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From there we headed north to visit Nissan North. They provided us with lunch – chicken, baked beans and mac and cheese! We got more time here to chat as a club, check out each others cars and just enjoy the beautiful spring day.

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Our last stop was Germain Nissan. We parked our Nissans in a line and hung out with some of the staff we see every year during this drive. At this point, some of us were sunburnt and in need of a nap. We all headed out – some to head home to take advantage of the gorgeous day, some across the street for a cold beverage after a great drive.

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If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry – we have a LOT of other events coming up throughout the rest of the year. Next up – ZDayZ Prep at the Z Barn on May 6!

Until then, enjoy the gorgeous spring (or as some members call it, turbo) weather and we’ll see you soon!

Life is too short to drive a boring car

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Spring is upon us and that means the driving season is about to begin! The Z’s are slowly making their way out of hibernation and I’m sure everyone is looking forward to some fun driving adventures coming up in the next couple of months. If you haven’t already, take a look at our schedule of events here: 2017 Schedule of Events. You can also find more information about our upcoming events here: ZROC Facebook

Our first event of the season is always our annual Heritage Tour Drive where we visit several dealerships in central Columbus and catch up with all of our ZROC family members. This year, we have a special treat as there is now a new Nissan dealership open in Columbus — Georgesville Nissan. Georgesville Nissan has been so kind as to host a pancake breakfast for us to kick our Heritage Tour off right! From Georgesville Nissan, we will head to Buckeye Nissan over in Hilliard for a bit, then head up to Nissan North for lunch, then hitting our last stop at Germain Nissan. This event is a great way to meet fellow ZROC members, old and new [who may have joined over the hibernation period], as well as to talk to our dealership sponsors to learn more about what discounts and services they offer to us.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend!