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!

Thanks for a GREAT 2018 Season!

Thank you all for attending our end of year meeting/luncheon a couple weekends ago – it was a great time and so good to see everyone before we all get crazy busy with the holiday season. New photos from the luncheon have been added to our photo page so go take a look!

Congratulations again to our 2018 Member of the Year – Steve Padavana.


This was a well-deserved award for all you do with, and for, the club. From attending most events to donating services/products/time whenever the club needs them [flyers, signs, banners, etc] – we thank you and appreciate all you do!

Like I mentioned at the meeting, just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we aren’t still going to do fun things throughout the winter months. Stay tuned to email and Facebook as we will make announcements regarding these events. A couple that come to mind are: the COY 3rd Annual Christmas Party [coming up soon – Saturday December 8th], a ZROC CBJ game, a gun range day and other fun events to be planned.

Also, please stay tuned for an announcement from the nominating committee regarding available board positions and a list of who will be running for the various positions.

Until next time ZROC!

End of Summer Recap

Hi everyone! We’ve had a fun summer this year. We gave a recap through June, and now here’s a recap from the rest of the summer, from the most recent (ZROC’s 2nd Annual Charity Car Show), to the oldest since our last update (Arthritis Foundation Car Show).

ZROC’s 2nd Annual Charity Car Show – September 15th – Dublin, Ohio

We didn’t have quite as great of a turnout for this year as we previously did, but we were still able to raise a pretty good chunk of change for PetFBI. We had about 30 cars, and were able to give PetFBI a solid $800 donation from ZROC (ZROC was again able to match 100% of the proceeds to double the donation)! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported, or supported from afar. We, and PetFBI appreciate it. A special thanks goes out to Steve Padavana for donating the flyers, signs for the show and for printing us this check to present to PetFBI, as well as winning and donating the 50/50 raffle prize money . Another shout out to Roosters Men’s Grooming Center for donating almost $100 to PetFBI during the show from their sale of hot dogs and waters!


A few of our winners, from top to bottom: The “Best of Show: award –  winner of Best of Show, Nick Ida – winner of 1st place foreign, Sam Collis – winner of 1st place domestic, Kyle McGlone

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Covered Bridge Drive – August 26th

Brian Bivens put together a great route for our Covered Bridge Drive. We had a great turnout, and even though it rained a bit, had a great time driving some back rounds and visiting a few of the many covered bridges in Ohio.

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555 Drive – August 11th

We had a great turnout for this drive. The weather was nearly perfect [just a little sprinkling here and there] and we enjoyed some of Ohio’s most twisty roads. We wrapped up the drive with lunch at Papa Boo’s at Buckeye Lake!



Arthritis Foundation Car Show – July 6-7th

Unfortunately, I missed this event, but we still had a pretty good turnout for one of our oldest charity events of the season. From what I heard, the weather was incredible, the people were amazing and the cars were gorgeous!


I think that’s most of the updates from the back half of the summer. Stay tuned for upcoming updates! Be sure to stay check your email and/or Facebook for any news and updates about the remainder of 2018 club events. Next up, Hocking Hills on Saturday September 29th!

Z ya next time!

ZCCM Love!


If you were at ZDayZ then you know we had some fun with a little photoshoot for ZCCM magazine. If you missed it, or want to see the outcome of that fun photoshoot, take a look at the newest edition (link below).

ZCCM Magazine

Thanks to Art Singer for taking these amazing photos, and for always making this magazine a fun and interesting read!

Z ya later…


June Recap

It’s been a busy couple of months since our first event of the season back in April! May brought us our membership drive and ZDayZ [we had close to 30 members attending this year!]. June has been just as busy a month – we had the Midwest Z Heritage Show in Nashville, IN a couple weeks ago, and the Vintage Grand Prix at MidOhio this past weekend.

Read below for a quick recap on both events!

Midwest Z Heritage Show – Nashville, IN – June 15 & 16

Some of the ZROC crew with the regional trophy

For the 2nd year in a row, ZROC won the traveling trophy for the best club presence at the show! We had many members, both old and a couple new, show up to show off their cars and have a good time. Click here to see a video recap of the car show… you’ll notice some familiar faces and cars!

2018 Vintage Grand Prix – MidOhio – June 24th

Just this past weekend, we went to MidOhio for the annual Vintage Grand Prix. We had at LEAST 22 cars show up, and some of our members even won some nice ribbons! We enjoyed good food, good beer and great times watching some of our ZROC fam racing. Check out ZROC’s own Andy Doll & Lowell Marx in one of their races, as well as the couple of ribbon winners from this weekend.


ZROC’s Andy Doll & Lowell Marx racing at the VGP

Jess Padavana & Nick Ida, Runner Up Contemporary & 1st Place Historic, respectively

As always, it’s been a fun season so far. Stay tuned to Facebook and emails for future events this summer. Up next… the Arthritis Foundation Auto Show on July 6 & 7th in Dublin, Ohio!

Z ya next time…

Kickoff Event of 2018 Season

Thank you to all of our great members who joined us for our first kickoff event of the season, the 2018 Heritage Dealers Tour! We had 20+ cars which is a GREAT turnout for our first event of the season. We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the other exciting events coming up this season!

All week, people were worried the weather might not work out for us, but we ended up with an amazing beautiful spring day! The rain didn’t roll in until about 1:30, right about the time we headed out for our last stop.

I’d also like to give a HUGE thank you to our sponsors who took amazing care of us as always and showed us just why we love our sponsors so much. Thanks for having us Georgesville Nissan, Buckeye Nissan, Nissan North & Germain Nissan. Members, make sure you stop in some time and show them some love!

Z you at the next event!

I never lose. I only run out of laps, gas, or time.

Sorry for the delay ZROC! Time got away from me and it’s been a couple weeks since we had another fun day at Grand Prix Karting! Lots of speeding, bumping, blocking and even a little fender bender/spin out action made this a “track day” to remember. After 3 heats, our podium finishers were Shelby Wofford, Randy Lynn & Brian Bivens. Hopefully everyone had a good time, and if you missed out, be sure to stay tuned here for our next event!


2018 Schedule of Events

Hi ZROC! We have an updated copy of our schedule of events for this year. We were waiting on some details for events that aren’t being hosted by ZROC, and now those details have been added to our schedule. 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  zrocwebsite@gmail.com!

2018 Event Schedule


Jess, VP Communications

First Meeting of 2018

I just wanted to post a quick recap from Saturday’s meeting. Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and the snow to join us at Winking Lizard for our first meeting of 2018! We had a GREAT turnout which is always a good way to start off the year/season.
  • We have a new VP of Dealer Relations – Brian Bivens!
  • The payment deadline for dues is February 28th. If you pay by the end of January (via check/cash to Ryan Augenstein, or PayPal), you will be mailed your two cling/vinyl stickers with the new logo.
    • A single membership is $30, a family membership is $35.
  • We will have a finalized version of the event schedule by the end of January. It will be posted on Facebook, here on the website, and a PDF will be sent via email.
  • We are in the process of getting an apparel website put together. Once this is ready to go, information will be sent via email, linked here on the website and on Facebook.
  • If you’re going to ZDayZ (and I know a lot of you have registered already!), our goal this year is to have as much participation in the 5k/10k as possible – it’d be really awesome if we could have the greatest club participation there – so please sign up! The money goes to a great cause and it will be one more way to show that ZROC is AWESOME!
If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to pass along to the board, please feel free to leave a comment for us! 
Thanks ZROC!
Jess, VP of Communications

2017 End of Season Luncheon

Good evening ZROC! I apologize for the delay in getting a post up here, it’s been a busy couple of weeks! Two weekends ago, November 4th, we had our end of year luncheon at the Winking Lizard at Crosswoods. We had a GREAT turnout of people – family, really – coming together to reminisce on the past year and the many great times we’ve had so far, as well as the many good times we will continue to have as we finish out 2017 and roll into 2018.

For those of you who couldn’t attend, we briefly talked about the amazing things we’ve done this season [our 1st Charity Car Show, some great drives, etc], as well as discussed some of the future events we’ve got in the works. You also should have received some sort of communication [via email,  Facebook or on here!] regarding the end of the season questionnaire. If you haven’t already, please be sure to complete this survey so we can find out what our members think about the club/events and can plan accordingly in the future.

Click here if you still need to complete the questionnaire: 2017 End of Season Questionnaire

We also announced our 2017 Member of the Year, Jessica Padavana!

[shown below with VP of Dealer Relations: Gabe Coss (L), and President: Tom Marshall (R)]


Shelby Wofford was kind enough to bring his camera and got some really great pictures of the celebrations of a great season. We also have some member-submitted photos, too!  You can check those pictures out here: Event/Club Photos

The year isn’t over just yet, so even though the cars might be going into hibernation, we want to keep the ZROC family together for just a bit longer before 2017 wraps up! Our next [and probably final for 2017] event is Saturday December 2nd for the 2nd Annual COY Christmas Party. If you’ve never been, try to get it on your calendar and join us at the Padavana household for some good food, great drinks and even better people! It’s a great time, I can promise you that much!

Hope to see you all there!