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!

End of Season Questionnaire

Hey ZROC! Thanks to all of you who came to the end of year luncheon yesterday [I’ll be posting photos later today/this week]. We had a great crowd and hope to continue that momentum throughout the winter social season and into 2018!
Here is a link to our end of season questionnaire. You can share your thoughts and opinions with us so we can continue to improve the ZROC experience!
Our next official event is Saturday December 2nd, for the COY’s 2nd Annual Christmas Party. Stay tuned for more details!

ZROC’s 1st Annual Charity Car Show – HUGE SUCCESS! Part 2…


Presenting ZROC’s donation check to Capital Area Humane Society/Columbus Humane. Pictured (from left to right): Alexis McDaniel (with Gizmo), Tom Marshall, Brian Bivens, Bonnie Nyikes, Paul Nyikes, Jessica Padavana & Ryan Augenstein

Good morning ZROC!

Last night, several of our members went to the Capital Area Humane Society (their name has now changed to Columbus Humane) to present them with the check donation from our 1st Annual Charity Car Show! Once everything was said and done, the show raised $992.94 dollars through the water sales, registration for the car show, raffle prizes, and the very generous donation of our 50/50 raffle winner. We also had one stand out member, Randy Lynn, who not only donated [$50] prior to the show [thinking he wouldn’t be able to make the show], but registered his car on the day of for the show [$20], as well as gave an ADDITIONAL donation to CAHS during the show [$50].

Members of the board took a vote prior to the show and decided that ZROC itself was going to donate additional money, on top of what we raised from the show. This allowed us to make a final donation in the amount of $1500 to the Capital Area Humane Society/Columbus Humane!

A couple additional quick thanks:

  • Everyone who attended, shared and/or promoted the show – we couldn’t have done it without your support
  • CPMM Services Group, Inc. for donating banners, registration placards and employee time for projects relating to the car show
  • The raffle prize donors: Bernadette Padavana, Pet People, AutoZone & Georgesville Nissan/Joe Federer/Nissan [and Joe Landon who added a little something extra to the Nissan gift bag!]
  • Jori’s Catering & Concessions for the delicious food
  • Matt Childers, the DJ/emcee for our event
  • The Capital Area Humane Society/Columbus Humane volunteers who brought some adoptable dogs to the show – as of last night, Gizmo was still availble (click here for more info on her)!

One final note: the date for the end of year meeting has changed! The original date on the Event Schedule was Nov 11, but OSU has a home game that day. We have now moved the end of year meeting to November 4th. Please stay tuned here and on Facebook for additional details.

Until next time ZROCers…


ZROC’s 1st Annual Charity Car Show – HUGE SUCCESS!


ZROC held our first (hopefully annual) charity car show yesterday at Georgesville Nissan and it was a HUGE success. We started the day off with 37 pre-registered cars, and ended up at 50+ cars once everything was said and done. We raised over $1200 for the Capital Area Humane Society through registrations, bottled water donations and some awesome raffle prizes. We will be presenting CAHS a check very soon so stay tuned for updates on that!

Take a look at some of the pictures below and feel free to add your own!

Event/Club Photos

Thanks to everyone who participated yesterday to make this is a great event. A couple special shout outs:

  • Joe Federer (and all the other staff) at Georgesville Nissan for both donating raffle prizes and helping us put on this amazing show
  • Jori’s Catering & Concessions for providing yummy food for everyone – we heard great reviews from people about the food!
  • The Capital Area Humane Society volunteers who brought some adoptable dogs to the show
  • Pet People, Auto Zone & Bernadette Padavana for donating raffle prizes
  • Matt, our DJ and MC for the show
  • Brandon Samples – for donating back the 50/50 raffle prize money to the Capital Area Humane Society!

Until next time Z Fam…

Summer Catch Up

Hi ZROC! Sorry for the delay in getting this post up – it’s been a crazy July! ZROC had a lot of fun things going on in July. Check out the rest of this post to see some of the events we had!

First we started off with some rooftop garage pre-gaming and then went to the Clippers game (July 8, 2017). Check out a picture of the group below!


A couple weeks later, we had the Arthritis Foundation Car Show. We had a VERY good turn out of cars [we had 20+ cars there!] and the weather was beautiful – a bit warm, but sunshine and clear skies all day long.


More pictures from both events can be seen here.

Up next: 555 Drive on August 19th. Details can be found on the ZROC Facebook page and they will be sent out via email as well.

Also, be sure to check out the details for our 1st Annual Charity Car Show. Information is on Facebook and you can also find details here. Registration is limited so get registered today!

Until next time ZROC…