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Some of you may not have seen this Z hillclimber from Switzerland. The car sounds good, pity about the ending though.

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After watching that I had the urge to find a long winding road meandering through the hills. Then I looked out the window and seen the snow coming down and snapped back into reality. Bummer.

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Can anyone tell us more about these events? Length of course, classes in which the cars compete, number of races per year in the series. Are they covered by local or national TV?

thanks,

Carl B.

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Carl,

In Oz, these events are run at a State & National level. In Victoria (where I reside) the events are sanctioned by CAMS and are run as multi club events.

There are approximately 5 usable sites with a further 3 under investigation for this year.

The most famous is the Rob Roy Hill Climb run by the MG Car Club

www.mgcc.com.au/robroy/index.shtml

Lengths of course vary as do the number of races per year (generally 5-6 per year, but that is dependant on clubs finding qualified officials).

They are not covered by TV, however, I have seen a some on youtube.

HIH

Mike

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I have no doubt about it, I've come across a lot of zeds already.

I wonder if it might be sensible to create a forum for the S-30 and varients on Y'tube?

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Not sure if you guy's have seen these but there are a couple of videos of this car "Janspeed Z" on this page. Its probably one of the fastest accelerating Z's I have seen.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=janspeed

JT

John, How about some videos of your winning runs from the Solo Nationals? In car or outside will do.

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Hey there JTZ23.

Guys, I got a great idea. The ClassicZ Golden Z award for best film etc. for the year. Carl, you are right. U-Tube is just going to get bigger. How many really great videos have we seen in the last year? Remember the Dutch guys who bought that rust-free Z on ebay and made that bizzare film about restoring it? We could set up an account, nominate videos, and vote for best-of various categories like best music, best cinematography, best edit, best nude women, etc. Every year, we could have a showing and vote; awarding a certificate from the club to the authors. Waddaya Thunk?

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John, How about some videos of your winning runs from the Solo Nationals? In car or outside will do.
Bump for John.

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Hey, just got back. Actually no vid's of the car at Nationals. There was a group there shooting and the video is 20 bucks. I think I am going to buy it. I do have some video from a local event but not from a good vantage point. If the video from Nationals look ok, I'll post it.

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Hey, just got back. Actually no vid's of the car at Nationals. There was a group there shooting and the video is 20 bucks. I think I am going to buy it. I do have some video from a local event but not from a good vantage point. If the video from Nationals look ok, I'll post it.
Thanks John.

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There is lots of great Datsun footage if you know where to look. It has prompted me to run an in car camera in the roadster. Here are a few clips.

The Z in front of me (until the very end, where I pass him) is none other than Hector Cademartori, the artist who painted the Zeal painting a couple years ago.

Not only is Hector a great artist he is a tallented driver too, and has raced his Z successfully for many years!

The beginning of the race:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Sr2ePl0OD0

The finish line:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=isqDH4UrViI

Some other great datsun footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrF6EPmXL0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd4XRMyB6Wg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4qGnEgkmek

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Holy CRAAP that's a fast B/SP Z car! The Bimmer is AMAZING too.

http://www.siastuning.com/Video's.htm

Tom Holt's website, including runs from 2000 and 2003 nationals:

http://sth2.com/Z-car/video.htm

Me looking way slower by comparison:

http://videos.streetfire.net/search/autox/0/3B512F0F-8AD1-4DAB-BD8E-0AE1768FB642.htm

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Wow, these are great! This is the thread I look for first when I sign on. Thanks for sharing guys, and keep em comin! 26th might have a great idea there. A little incentive to get creative.

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Can anyone tell us more about these events? Length of course, classes in which the cars compete, number of races per year in the series. Are they covered by local or national TV

We have similar series in the US. In the northwest we have the NHA (northwest hillclimb association) and I believe they have a similar organization in the northeast and possibly southeast. In the NHA Datsun Z cars have taken king of the hill honors at a number of events.

Cary

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