One coolest shows on the west coast, as far as classic Datsuns are concerned, is taking place once again in Solvang, CA at the end of April. I know it’s mainly a Roadster event but there is a category in the show for other Datsuns (Zs, 510s, etc.) It is definitely something you should check out if you are into Nissan’s heritage and the ZCG faithful will be out in force to show off their prized possessions.
This show is very much a get together of old friends and enthusiasts alike and I would strongly encourage those who have never been to give it shot. The area around Solvang is beautiful this time of year and who better to enjoy it with than a couple hundred of you closest Datsun friends.
For more information make sure you check out the main web page for this event at SolvangShow.com. There are a ton of pictures from years past as well as event information and a history of the show and is definitely worth looking at.
Long Live the Z, but Roadsters are pretty cool too.
Thanks for the heads up Alvin.
I have posted the ZCG G35 twin turbo in the For Sale section of the blog. We are sad to see it go, but it is time to share the ZCG wealth with all of you. We hope it goes to a great home.
I should also have a super clean 350z convertible up in the for sale section sometime tomorrow (Thurs.) so check back near the end of the day.
I just got back from William’s Autobody where I was taking pictures of the interior work that is taking place right now. All of the sound deadening has been removed as were all unnecessary brackets and other parts. Stripping the car is a very tedious process and most of it must be done by hand to guarantee that nothing important gets damaged.
As you can see the car has been extremely well taken care of throughout its life as there appears to be no patches or any signs of rust in the tub. A good starting point is crucial in a build like this RB28 car and it’s becoming hard to find cars as clean as this one, especially without paying a hefty price up front.
The next step after this striping stage is a smoothing process to make the floors and interior appear more uniform. This is followed by a few coats of primer and finally a deep black to match the rest of this amazing car. Rest assured that I will be back to take more pictures of the car as soon as more is completed.
Time for another cruise!! Some of you have just enjoyed the ZONC/NSXCA trip to Hearst Castle and already there is another weekend event on the horizon. This time the trip is to Antelope Valley to visit the Blackbird Air Park and the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.
There are going to be to be two starting points for this trip, one here at Z Car Garage for the bay area members, and the another at a restaurant in Sacramento for the central valley participants. The drive is set to take place on a few back country highways if the weather permits and lodging is available through a ZONC package for those interested in staying with the group.
There are is a limited amount of rooms available so act fast. Contact Ann Devor at (925) 943-1173 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the flier at the top or head over to the ZONC website for more info.
Long Live the Z!
I was over at our local Infiniti dealer today to pick up a few parts and was lucky enough to take a photo of four 370Zs that were to be delivered to a Nissan dealer this afternoon. The I didn’t get a chance to talk to the driver but the cars looked pretty sexy when all strapped down for shipping. It looks as if tying the cars down lowered them an inch-and-a-half to two inches.
After I took this photo, I also saw a white 370z being driven down the street. I have a good feeling that this new Z is really going to take off and be loved by consumers. We will be making our first modifications on a customer’s car in just a few weeks so look for a full write-up in the near future.