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Canepa Design Tour and Drive… 11/5/11

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 10:43 pm on September 30, 2011

Mark your calendars for November 5, 2011! ZCarGarage and Z Owners of Northern California (ZONC) have arranged for a full tour of the amazing Canepa Design Museum and Showroom facility along with a beautiful drive through the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The tour is impressive with a full look at how restorations are done on everything from Porsche 959s to vintage race cars that you see at the major Historic Racing events. It is truly a candy store for automotive fans!

Last year we had 32 cars enjoying the ride, you can see pictures HERE. Bring your Nissan/Datsun out for a spirited drive!

The Datsun 240z…Origin of the Species

Filed under: Automotive History
by Alvin G @ 12:07 am on September 29, 2011

Through the spirit of Datsun brotherhood Dave B gave the shop a copy of this old hardbound issue of Automobile Quarterly. It features an in-depth look and history of the Datsun 240z’s creation and design influences, written by Terry Greenfield. I have never read it before and I was super stoked to see Datsun roadsters described as the “roots” of Nissan sportscar heritage. From racing roadsters to Albrecht Goertz and beautiful images this is a must read for Datsun/Z enthusiasts. Enjoy!

Visit the gallery for the full feature and all 20+pages!
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3rd Annual Pleasanton Auto Mall Car Meet…10/2/11

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 2:07 pm on September 27, 2011

Save the date! The 3rd Annual Pleasanton Automall Custom Car Meet is on Sunday, October 2nd. This year it will be held in Livermore at Umigo Indoor Kart Racing with activities indoors and out!

As always the event is FREE to show your car, to be a vendor, or to be a spectator! All makes and models are welcome!

The show will be supporting local children’s charity Coins for Campers,

There will also be trophies and food trucks plus Red Bull to keep the fun going! Let’s try to get some Nissans/Infinitis and Datsuns out there ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, October 2 ยท 10:00am – 4:00pm

Umigo Indoor Kart Racing
6538 Patterson Pass Road
Livermore, CA

Here is a nice recap of the previous show:

Z you there!

UPREV’d and Exhaust’d: Tetsuya’s 350z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Uncategorized
by Alvin G @ 5:06 pm on September 22, 2011

From heavily modified builds to simple bolt-ons ZCarGarage can improve your Nissan/Infiniti to best suit your goals! Tetsuya M visited ZCG to find out about the UPREV tuning software and exhaust options for his yellow, 2005 350z. After discussing the merits of UPREV tuning Rob suggested the Bassani cat-back exhaust system.
Below you can see the Bassani true-dual exhaust system with their trademark “x-pipe” crossover just before the mid-pipes. Once installed one can really appreciate how straight the piping is compared to the OEM setup…and let’s not forget that incredible new sound which lets the VQ35 sing!

With UPREV tuning and the exhaust the yellow Z gained 9rwhp/18tq with more power throughout the entire rev range!

So stop by the shop or give us a call to see what ZCG can do to improve your Z’s performance…and enjoy the ride ๐Ÿ™‚




Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 9:03 pm on September 15, 2011

The Dyno Day scheduled for 9/24 is cancelled. Stay tuned for a new date!

Here are a few pictures and video clips of cars on the ZCG dyno, it’s fun and a great way to gauge your car’s health/performance gains.

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