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                                                               FEBRUARY 2011
       P.O. Box 2766
       Grapevine, TX 76099-2766
                      President’s Column                                                                                               Wo r k b e n c h
                                                             by Jonathan Maddox
Hi everyone! Since my only transportation is my Z car, I found myself essentially                         PRESIDENT . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Jonathan Maddox . . . . .          H   972.971.8657
                                                                                                          VICE PRESIDENT . . . . . . . .        Abel Rovira . . . . . . . . . .    H   972.814.6782
stuck indoors for 3 days during the unusually icy conditions during Super Bowl
                                                                                                          SECRETARY . . . . . . . . . . . .     Lance Reedy . . . . . . . . .      H   214.934.0408
week. The extended time off was a good opportunity to rest, to reflect, and to                            TREASURER . . . . . . . . . . . .     Kay Newton . . . . . . . . . .     H   817.421.0139
consider the future. It’s only February, but 2011 is already moving quickly.
                                                                                        * * * * * * * * * * * Z-EXTRA * * * * * * * * * * *                 * * * * * * * * * * COMMITTEES * * * * * * * * * *
                                                                                       EDITOR . . . . ‘Mad’ Mike Taylor . . . H 817.329.1641
• For the first time in a long time, we have a full slate of committee chairs. Much                [ ]
                                                                                                                                                           Advertising            Matthew Young       H 817.993.9770

  thanks to those who have stepped into new roles in order to help improve and                                                                             Appraisals             Steve Ham           H 214.674.3368
                                                                                       Feature Editors:                                                    Archives/Files Bob Bosse                   H 972.317.7363
  further the ZCoT experience. Also thanks to those who continue to contribute             Member Profiles . . Bill Amdall                                 Boutique               Nancy Quan          H 972.772.3359
  to the Club in their established roles as we move forward.                               Texas Tours . . . . . . Katy Taylor, Kay Newton
                                                                                           Front Covers . . . . . Dave Olson                               Car Shows              Warren Kline        H 972.429.6332
• Autorama is already upon us, and this year promises to be one of the best yet            Production Staff . . Lois Liconte,                              Car Shows              ‘Wild’ Bill Hayden H 972.394.8829
                                                                                                      Dave Olson and Kay Newton                            Comm. Svc.             Katy Taylor         H 817.329.1641
  for the Club. We have a full slate of excellent show cars, a brand new display,      ******************************************
                                                                                                                                                           Xmas Party             Pam & Steve Ruzic H 972.530.0307
  and of course lots of enthusiasm. We’re looking to reclaim our title for Best Club   Z-EXTRA Online              [via the World Wide Web]
                                                                                                                      Guest Spkers           Matthew Young       H 817.993.9770
                                                                                       Webmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lois Liconte          Membership             ‘Mad’ Mike Taylor W 972.438.8344
• We’ve already had our first Community Service event of the year at Ronald            ******************************************
                                                                                                                                                           Memb. Profiles Edward Cheung               H 972.442.7599

  McDonald House. As usual the Club came through by delivering a delicious             If you wish to write an article, express an                         Motorsports            Renee Hayden        H 972.966.0125
                                                                                       opinion, etc., please send to:                                      Tech Sessions Edward Cheung                H 972.442.7599
  lunch along with a great service attitude. I’m already looking forward to the
                                                                                                           Z EXTRA                                         Texas Tours            Katy Taylor         H 817.329.1641
  next volunteering opportunity. Remember, you don’t need to be able to cook                             PO Box 2766
                                                                                                                                                           Texas Tours            Kay Newton          H 817.421.0139
  to be able to help.                                                                             Grapevine, Texas 76099-2766
                                                                                                                                                           Webmaster              Lois Liconte        H 972.517.4580
                                                                                          Deadline: FOURTH FRIDAY of each month
As you enjoy your hot chocolate, throw on your sleeved blanket, and experience                                                                             ZCCA Delegate Jonathan Maddox H 972.971.8657

the fun of washing your Z car in the cold, remember that spring is right around
the corner. That means lots of fun events with ZCoT. We’ll be hitting fun twisty
roads and eating great meals on Texas Tours, as well as showing and shining at
                                                                                                                                           FEBRUARY BiRthdAYs
car shows. The performance driver education season is coming soon. Also it’s
not too early to think about registering for ZCON 2011. It’s going to be a great
year. See you at the next Club event!
                                                                                       MELISSA BRADBURY                           GARY MEEKINS
                                             Regards,                                  ANDREA DEMETRIADES                         ANTHONY NIGRO

                                             Jonathan Maddox                           CHARLES FISHER                             DEBORAH REDIGER

                                             ZCoT President                            BRIAN GOBRAN                               LANCE REEDY

                                                                                       LOURDES GONZALEZ                           NICK SCHEUER

                                                                                       MILO GUARNERO                              LINDA THOMPSON

     Z CLUB OF TEXAS MEETING LOCATION                                                  RENEE HAYDEN                               LARRY TULLOS

                                                                                       SARAH JANDRUCKO                            FRANK AL WHITFIELD
                         NEW NEW BUFFET                                                MARILYN LARICKS                                Welcome Back

                3822 Belt Line Rd., Addison, TX                                        PHYLLIS LAYDEN                             FRED HARALSON               Dallas

                             972-243-1198                                              TOM LINDER

              COVER: Mr. K is presented with a REAL CA Highway 101 sign
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                                                                           Meeting Minutes
                                                                                                                          by Lance Reedy
                                                    The January 20th meeting of the Z Club of Texas began at 7:31 at the New New Buffet in
                                                    Addison, Texas. President, Jonathan Maddox introduced the other officers: Vice President,
                                                    Abel Rovira, Treasurer, Kay Newton, and Secretary, Lance Reedy.
                                                    Overview of Committee positions appointed at the Board Meeting - Jonathan Maddox
                                                        • Advertising - Was: Glen Newton, Now: Matt Young
                                                        • Guest Speaker - Was: Steve Ruzic, Now: Matt Young
                                                        • Member Profiles - Was: Bill Amdall, Now: Edward Cheung

                    Grapevine, TX 76099-2766
                    P.O. Box 2766
                                                        • Tech Sessions - Was: vacant, Now: Edward Cheung
                                                    Treasurer’s Report – Kay Newton - Club insurance policy and club trailer storage have both
                                                    been paid. A vote was taken and approved to pay the trailer storage quarterly.
                                                    Texas Tours – Kay Newton - February’s tour will be on the 26th to Clark’s BBQ in Tioga. A
                                                    signup sheet was circulated.
                                                    Community Service – Kay Newton - Upcoming event is Ronald McDonald House on 1/23.
                                                    Car Shows – Warren Kline and Bill Hayden - Autorama is 2/18 through 2/20. A signup sheet
                                                    was circulated for staffing the club display. Some new banners are in the works to refresh
                                                    the club’s Autorama display.
                                                    Tech Sessions – Edward Cheung - Sessions are still being planned.
                                                    Motorsports – Renee Hayden - The year’s calendar is still shaping up, updates will be pre-
                                                    sented in the coming months.
                                                    Boutique – Nancy Quan - The Boutique was open for shoppers tonight.
                                                    Website – A Forum will be added to the website before the next club meeting. Committee
                                                    chairs will be moderators, additional moderators are being sought.
                                                    Membership/Nissan/ZCON 2011 - Mike Taylor - A signup sheet was passed around to offer
                                                    members the option of opting out of the paper newsletters. The convention registration
                                                    is opening.
                                                    Guest Speaker - John Day - John runs Day Custom Engine in Richardson, website is
                                           and their phone number is (972) 235-7405. He
                                                    has been in the engine machining and rebuild business for some time and offers services
                        (non-Z car owner)

                                                    include rebuilding, restoration, blueprinting, porting, and custom machine work. John
                                                    gave a presentation, and passed around parts, on the topic of the tolerances involved in
Track Events

                                                    rebuilding an engine, particularly with the crank bearings.
                                                                                  Meeting adjourned at 9:00PM

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                                                                                                                                    Underlined SPONSORS are paid ADVERTISERS

                                                                                           Discounts Offered to Club Members in GOOD STANDING:               Parts       Service       Other
                                                                                           AAA Auto Club                         214-599-7729                Special consideration to Members

                                                                                           ALL IMPORT AUTO PARTS                          214-349-3300       Wholesale Price to Members
                                                                                            1277 East NW Hwy. – 3068 Forest Ln            972-481-7757
                                            Key Dates
                                                                                           All ‘Z’ Car Specialist                 817-483-0383               Special consideration to Members
FEBRUARY                                                    APRIL
                                                                                            5101 Mosson Rd, Ft Worth - Jerry DiBenedetto
    17      Monthly Meeting                                  7-10   Dallas Auto Show
                                                                                           BANKSTON NISSAN - IRVING                       972-438-4848       20% off Parts 10% off Service
 18-20      Autorama                                          18    Monthly Meeting
                                                                                            1500 Airport Freeway, Irving
    25      Z-EXTRA Articles Due                              28    Z-EXTRA Articles Due
    26      Texas Tour - Clark’s BBQ                        MAY                            Bankston Nissan - Lewisville                   972-353-0270       20% off Parts 10% off Service
                                                                                            1601 South Stemmons, Lewisville
MARCH                                                         14    Z Odyssey Car Show
    21      Monthly Meeting                                   19    Monthly Meeting        BLACK DRAGON AUTOMOTIVE                        1-888-789-3746     Special consideration to Members
    25      Z-EXTRA Articles Due                              26    Z-EXTRA Articles Due   [formerly Victoria British, Ltd.]

APRIL                                                                                      Jim Cook Racing                         1-800-JCR-1440            10% off Parts
   2        Ronald McDonald - Cooking                                                       5450 Katella Ave #107 Los Alamitos, CA
    3       NISMO Fiesta - San Antonio                                                     Jotech Motorsports Inc                   972-278-9744             Special consideration to Members
                                                                                           2518 W. Kingsley Rd., Suite 102-103, Garland, TX
                         Visit our website for any changes in schedules
                                                      COURTESY NISSAN                        972-644-3942               20% off Parts
                                                                                           1777 North Central Expwy, Richardson, TX

          Z BOUTIQUE                                                                       Grubbs Nissan - Buckley Shegitz Parts Mgr 817-282-3698            25% Parts

               Nancy Quan                                   Shift .......                   Airport Freeway @Norwood, Bedford

                                                                                           Steve Millen Sportscars - Adam Hume 1-800-576-2134 x138 Special consideration to Members

                                                                                            3176 Airway Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626
              [H] 972-772-3359
              (Please call BEFORE 9 pm)                                                    Motorsport Industries Inc.            714-639-2620                10% [Selected Parts]
                                                                                            1139 W. Collins Ave, Orange CA 92667 800-633-6331                PLEASE USE 800 # FOR ORDERS ONLY
ZCot Polo shirt – 100% Cotton             $ 30.00
                                                                                           Neifach & Associates - CPA’s                   972-867-4749       Special consideration to Members
(small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large)
                                                                                            4800 Preston Pk, STE 8303, Plano
the Complete Restoration Guide –            $ 10.00
                                                                                           North Texas Nissan                             817-267-6411       10% off Parts 10% off Service
ZCoT 3” Fabric Logo Patch                   $ 4.00
                                                                                            I35E at Shady Shores Exit
ZCot Logo Jewelry:
                                                                                           PALCO Industries [Full Dash Covers]            800-349-3274       Call for list of distributors
– Earrings with sterling silver posts       $   20.00
                                                                                            5980 Alpha Avenue, Reno NV 89506
– 18” Necklace with silver plated chain     $   10.00
– 18” Necklace with sterling silver chain   $   15.00                                      RISING SUN PERFORMANCE                817-731-6092                Special consideration to Members
– 18” Necklace with leather cord            $   15.00                                       7600 Benbrook Pkwy, Suite #2, Benbrook, TX 76126
– Lapel pin, Cell phone lanyard             $    3.00
                                                                                           SMITH INSURANCE                         972-424-5541              Special consideration to Members
– Key chain                                 $    5.00                                       520 Central Expressway, Suite 102, Plano
sterling silver “Z” Jewelry:
                                                                                           INNOVATOR Z PARTS                              1-586-293-8623     Special consideration to Members
– Earrings - $40, 20” Necklace - $25, Charm - $15
                                                                                                                               THIS SPACE IS AVAILABLE FOR ADVERTISING
Crystal “Z” Jewelry:
Silver plated with Swarovski(tm) crystals,                                                                 The Z Club is always looking for good, reputable Sponsors and Advertisers.
about 1/2” high and 1/2” wide                                                                                If you know of any firms that qualify, please contact ‘Mad’ Mike Taylor
– Earrings with sterling silver posts - $20
– 18” Necklace with silver plated chain - $10
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                                                                                                                                                                                           Member Profile
                                                                                                                                                                          ZCOT Member Profile                                            Edward Cheung

                                                                                                                                                       Member Name:                   Edward Cheung
                                                                                                                                                       Spouse's Name:                 Jennifer Cheung
                                                                                                                                                       Year Joined:                             2007

                                                                                                                                                          Year     Make               Model                 Color
                                                                                                                                                       #1 94       Nissan        300zx Convertible          White
                                                                                                                                                       #2 95       Nissan        300zx Twin Turbo           White
                                                                                                                                                       #3 91       Nissan        300zx Twin Turbo            Red

           Saturday, May 14, 2011                                                       9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                               #4

                                                                                                                                                       Occupation:              Systems Application Manager

                                                                                                                                                       Hobbies:                                                         Facebook Name:
                                                                                                                                                          #1                   Snow Skiing
                                                                                                                                                          #2                   Cars                                             Email:

  This show is opened to all and any year Datsun Z, Nissan Z and Infiniti G35 and G37 series vehicle
                                                                                                                                                       Check the box that you are interested in:
regardless of age or condition! There will be many trophies, door prizes and more. FREE to spectators.
                    Day of show registration from 9 am to 12 noon. Awards at 4pm
                                                                                                                                                           Community Service       Texas Tour          Car Show
                          Information contact: Todd call 757.851.8098 email or
                                   Mark call 757.620.0934 email
                                                                                                                                                       I fell in love with the 300zx since the early 90s. I remember going into a Nissan Showroom, sat
 Pomoco Nissan, 1134 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23666                                                                                               in a Twin Turbo, then looked at the sales sticker and said to myself that someday I would own
Liability Release: I hereby release Pomoco Nissan, Tidewater Z Car Club or any/all members thereof, any/all organizers, all other sponsors and         one of these.
volunteers for any damage, injury, lost or stolen property resulting from this event and all liability associated with the show. I agree to abide by   It wasn't until 2006 I was able to get one, these are truly amazing cars! I love working on them
  the show rules and understand that I am responsible for my own vehicle(s) and property... I have the minimum necessary vehicle insurance
                                    required by the State of Virginia, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).                                             and of course driving around town in one.
       Name ______________________________________________________________________________________________
       Address _____________________________________________________________________________                                                           Mods:
       City _______________________________________________ State ________ Zip ________________                                                        95 300zx Twin Turbo -
       Phone __________________________________ Email ______________________________________                                                           1. JWT ECU
       Car Club Affiliation ___________________________________________________________________
                                             Vehicle Information
                                                                                                                                                       2. Dual intake with Selin MAF Translator
       Vehicle _____________________________ Model _________________________ Year ____________                                                         3. APEXI Boost Controller
                                                                                                                                                       4. SZ Catback
       Pre- Registration Before May 1st: $25.00 Day of Show $30.00 per vehicle ………. . $______________                                                  5. Z1 One piece aluminum driveshaft
Entry fee includes a dash plaque and an event T-shirt State size (adult sizes only) M, L, XL or XXL _________
                                Additional event T-shirts will be available at the show                                                                6. 99 JSPEC Tail Lights
Please make check or money order payable to Tidewater Z Car Club or TZCC. Mail completed form with payment to:                                         7. StopTech Front Brakes
                            Tidewater Z Car Club, P.O. Box 2033, Poquoson, VA 23662

                                                                                                                                                          If you would like to submit your Member Profile for our newsletter
                                                                                                                                                                            please contact Edward Cheung.

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                                             Event Location
                                      Blossom Athletic Center
                                    12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd
                                     San Antonio, Texas 78216
                                       Sunday April 3rd, 2011:
                            Registration Hours: 8:30AM - 11:00AM
                             Registration will open for attendees.
                SASCA Autocross: 9:00AM Mandatory Drivers meeting
                   SASCA Autocross club will be performing today.
                                      Car Show: 11:00AM
                               Nissan / Datsun / Infiniti Car show.
                                 Awards Presentation: 2:30PM
                                     Show over: 3:00PM
                                               Event Fee’s:
       Car Show Entry.......................................     $25 (2 raffle tickets included)
       *People’s Choice Entry ..........................         $10 (1 raffle ticket)
       Autocross Fee .........................................   $25 (4 tickets, 1 run per ticket)
       Autocross Additional Runs Fee ............                $5 per (1 ticket, 1 run per ticket)
    * Peoples choice only. Will not be entered into car show for awards judging

                                                 Hotel Info
                          The 2011 NISMO FIESTA will be hosted by
                             the Drury Plaza & La Quinta Hotel.
                           Must call La Quinta to reserve the room.
            Please use the keyword “NISMO” when reserving your room!

         The NISMO FIESTA Drury Plaza & La Quinta Inn Hotel address is:
                             Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio
                    823 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232
                               Telephone: (210) 494-2420
                                        La Quinta Inn Hotel
                                    18502 Hardy Oak Boulevard
                                      San Antonio, TX 78232
                                     Telephone: (210)497-0506
        Hotel Room cut off date is March 25th! Reserve your rooms today!

                               FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:

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