Summer Events!

Another busy summer for ZROC! In the middle of July we did our annual twisty drive on OH555. We had a fantastic turnout, with nearly 20 cars! After enjoying some driving fun, we stopping at Buckeye Lake for lunch. Thank you to Ernie Lawson for leading this drive.

For the end of July, we attended another Columbus Clippers baseball game with our families. Great weather, great company, a Clippers victory and some fireworks at the end!

Moving into August, we did a covered bridge drive, with another fantastic turnout, again nearly 20 cars. Many thanks to one of our newer members, Tanner Thiessen for leading this drive! Great photos and roads, to go along with terrific weather.

Finally, we finished our summer driving season with the ever popular Hocking Hills drive. Again, as usual, great turnout and great weather. Thank you to Tom Marshall for leading this drive.hocking hills 2019

Busy June for ZROC!

Hello ZROC! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! It was a busy June for the club! Starting with the Midwest Z Heritage Show in Cleveland, our own Ernie Lawson took home 2nd place in the Z32 daily driver class! The next weekend was the Vintage Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio, where Nick Ida won an award! To close out our busy month, we had our annual visit at the Arthritis Car Show in Dublin, where once again, Nick Ida took Best of Show in our class! Congrats to all and many thanks to everyone who came out to make all these events a great success!


Ice cream with a view!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the ice cream drive. We took a nice back road cruise on our way to Aerial Foundation Park in Mt. Vernon to see the sights and they were mighty tall (almost 250 steps!). Afterward, we headed to the main event, ice cream at Round Hill Dairy. A nice, quiet and quaint place, it was really good ice cream. The rain held off until we left and it was a good day for all. Next up, our infamous ZDAYZ trip. Hope you see you all there!

Annual Dealer Heritage Drive

WOW, about sums up the 2019 Annual Dealer Heritage Drive! What a turn out we had from start to finish, with an early morning start at Lennox Cars & Coffee, then a caravan to Nissan North for lunch, followed by stops at Buckeye Nissan & Georgesville Nissan. Many thanks to all our current/new members and to ALL of our dealers, who are such wonderful hosts! If you didn’t get a chance to join us, please check our the event calendar on the website and on Facebook. Next event is Saturday, May 4th. Originally scheduled to be a drive to Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, we are planning an alternate route and stop (still for ice cream, so no worries about missing out on sweets!). We look forward to Zeeing you!

Keep Calm & Race On

We made our first visit to Buckeye Raceway and had a blast on a windy Sunday! We had a HUGE turnout to this event – a total of 21 people! There was plenty of speeding, bumping, blocking and even a few fender benders making this a “track day” to remember. There was some stiff competition for the fastest times of the day and after 3 heats [even one in the dark], Brian Bivens got pushed out of his first place spot by Kyle McGlone. Hopefully everyone had a good time, and if you missed out, be sure to stay tuned here for our next event!

The ZROC crew showing Buckeye Raceway we know how to show up
Top times of the day: Kyle McGlone, Brian Bivens, Reanna Doll, Joe Landon

2019 Schedule of Events

Hi ZROC! We have our finalized version of the 2019 schedule of events for you! We’d love to see your faces and cars at some of these events throughout the rest of the year. The Google calendar for our events can sometimes be a little buggy, so please reference the actual event pages on Facebook, or review the list of events linked below. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here or email us at!

2019 ZROC Events



2019 Annual Meeting!

This past Saturday we held our annual meeting at Miller’s Ale House, where we elected new board members! Many thanks to everyone who came out and voted. We saw some new faces, so hopefully that is a sign of things to come!

After all the votes were tallied, we have the following results:

2019 ZROC Board Members:

Jessica Padavana, President
Paul Nyikes, Vice President
Brian Bivens, Communications
Joe Landon, Membership
Ernie Lawson, Treasurer
Jim Corbett, Dealer Relations
Paul Oliverio, Member At-Large

We have some new faces on the board, which is awesome to have! It is always nice to get different members involved. Also, after 16 years, we have our youngest and FIRST female President! The board will be meeting soon to discuss the 2019 event schedule and will be sending that out as soon as it is completed.

We are excited so see what 2019 brings, so feel free to reach out to any of us, through email or Facebook, if you have any comments or suggestions.

Z-ya at the next event!