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Datsun Roadster in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car!!!

Filed under: Automotive History
by Alvin G @ 10:20 am on October 26, 2011

The January 2012 issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine will feature Jerry’s Krakauer’s 1967.5 Datsun 2000 Roadster. Jerry purchased the roadster brand-new in ’68 and amazingly still owns the car to this day! SRL-00099 was not just a street car as Jerry piloted it against other marques in the CP class. We love seeing Datsuns in their native habitat…out on the track! Jerry was kind enough to provide a few snapshots circa 1970 showing him and #99 enjoying the ride:

The magazine will be on newstands in late November, check it out!





Canepa Design Tour & Drive in TWO WEEKS!!

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 9:28 pm on October 24, 2011


Don’t forget to RSVP for the tour and drive ASAP! On 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!





Got JDM Wheels on Your Datsun?

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects
by Alvin G @ 11:48 pm on October 15, 2011


I have always had a fascination with Japanese-market wheels(wheels in general, really) and I appreciate an authentic set just like any other JDM-wheel junkie. Today I was lucky enough to test fit some genuine, real-deal WORK Equip type 01 AND 03 wheels thanks to a fellow Datsun Roadster owner and friend, Eddie W. He owns a show-stopping silver with an S15 SR20DE drivetrain.

 

Although I am a die-hard Panasport lover I got to satify my JDM-wheel fetish thanks to Eddie! Here are a few shots of the 15″ Equip 01s and 03s:






Godzilla Gets Angrier: More Power For Walt’s GT-R

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:42 am on October 13, 2011


The 2012 Nissan GT-R is an impressive machine leaving little to be desired for most mere mortals…well everyone except Walt P. You might remember Walt’s new, brilliant blue beast that he picked up earlier this year. After driving the GT-R on the track at Laguna Seca and enjoying the twisty backroads of the Bay Area Walt is now ready to add more power.
Before ZCG begins upgrades a baseline dyno run was acquired. Rob enlisted the help of Christian at 034 Motorsport and convinced him to let a Nissan run on their all-wheel-drive dyno 🙂

496hp/469tq at the wheels! Remember, Nissan rates the ’12 at 530hp/448tq at the flywheel. With a 15% drivetrain loss that puts Walt’s GT-R at 570hp! Nissan underrated it just a smidge. If you are Walt, 570hp just doesn’t cut it so several choice upgrades from AMS with their Alpha 6 package should bring 1/4 mile times into the 10’s. Will Walt be satisfied then? Stay tuned for install pics, videos and dynos!

PS Did I mention that the GT-R is an incredible car? Check out Motor Trend’s current issue where they test 11 supercars in search of the Best Driver’s Car, see article HERE

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Titan Tuesday!

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 2:50 pm on October 11, 2011

ZCG has big plans for this red Titan including:

Stillen exhaust

Berk Hi flow cats

Doug Thorley long tube headers

UPREV tuning

JWT Cams

Dyno results from each modification will be documented today, see below:

In the dyno chart above, the blue plot shows the baseline run of 284.05hp/332.58tq. The red plot shows impressive gains just from the Berk Hi-flow cats and Stillen Cat-back exhaust (+11.3hp/9.22tq). Finally, the green plot shows Rob’s UPREV tuning with the exhaust mods and even more gains for a final output of 309hp/355tq, that is gain of 25hp/23tq at the wheels!

Stay tuned for MORE power as we install the a throttle body spacer and cams tomorrow!