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2013 ZCON

26th Annual International Z Car Convention

Sponsored by: Z Car Club of New England: www.zccne.org

Dates: August 5th through 9th of August

Registration scheduled to be up and ready by week of December 17th

Location: Nashua, NH

Hotel: Crowne Plaza 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, NH 03063

Hotel Website: (www.cpnashua.com)

Rates: $109./night w/early registration (before March 1st 2013) and $119/night after March 1st

Hotel registration is open now: 603-886-1200 (mention Z Convention)

Event Schedule:

8/5 Monday: registration opens at 9am, suds&shine, opening reception with special guest speaker Bob Sharp

8/6 Tuesday: Car show at Anheuser Busch Brewery (shuttle service to downtown dining locations)

8/7 Wednesday: Road rallye (shuttle bus service to downtown dining locations)

8/8 Thursday: track event at NHMS 1.6 mile road course, New England Clam Bake dinner

8/9 Friday: Autocross and Special Events including Duck tour of Boston/Fenway Park, awards and closing banquet

Please note that there will be other small events and side trips that can be taken as well to local attractions.

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Alan - can you provide information on what portions of the Laurel were incorporated into the Z (suspension, engines, any interior trim, etc.)? I wonder how many ever made it over to the U.S. and if any remain in operational shape today. Pictures of the C130 have me interested in learning more.

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I'm talking about the C30-series Laurel, of course. If you really want to comb through and look for clues ( it's fun! ), I can send you the factory parts manual for the C30 as a PDF....

But my point is that it's daft to call the "350/370 Z Car" ( Z33 / Z34 actually.... ) a "shortened Infiniti" if you still think the ( shout it ) "DATSUN 240Z" is some kind of virgin-pure engineering Year Zero creation and you have little or no idea about the cars that were alongside it in the design / drawing offices or on the production line, let alone alongside it on the showroom floor.

Platform sharing is the modern way. It doesn't make the Z33 or Z34 any less of a car.

Here's a peek at one page from the 1968 C30 Laurel parts manual. This one's a well-known engineering design share:

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The reduced room rates at the convention hotel, the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH, will expire on Sunday, March 31st.

Reserve your room now and safe $10./night, which if you stay for 5 or 6 night is almost the cost of registering for the convention itself.

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The reduced room rates at the convention hotel, the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH, will expire on Sunday, March 31st.

Reserve your room now and safe $10./night, which if you stay for 5 or 6 night is almost the cost of registering for the convention itself.

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Sounds liike a great convention:

"Starting with our special quest, Bob Sharp, who will regale us with great tales from the days of Bob Sharp Racing, Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Walter Payton at the opening reception, to the return of the Texas Chili and Margarita party, a car show held on the grounds of the Anheuser Busch Brewery, downtown dining in Nashua, a road rallye along the back roads of western New Hampshire, a full day at the 1.6 mile road course at the New Hampshire Motorsport Speedway, followed by a traditional New England clam bake and lobster dinner, a separate day of auto-crossing and a day into Boston with rides on the Ducks and a tour of historic Fenway Park before returning for the closing banquet and awards ceremony. We invite you to experience all of this and more!"

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Latest Update

Please pass the word - this is the 10th year anniversary of the last time we had a convention in NH. Here are some of the highlights for this year's event:

- New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) - HPDE track event!

Get on-track and go fast legally while learning a bit more about your Z and car control.

- Anheuser-Busch location car show (free brewery tour)

- Autocross - at NHMS

- Scenic New England cruise and Poker Run

- Clam bake & lobster boil!

- Special Guests: Bob Sharp (of Bob Sharp Racing), Mr. Matsuo (240z Designer), and Randy Rodriguez (370z Designer)

- Banquet & Awards Dinner (possible Yutaka Katayama participation via video conference)

Please spread the word at your car club events! You can follow ZCON 2013 on Twitter or via Facebook (search for "ZCON").

Clean up the Z's and get to NH this August! You can register today at ZCON.

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Ten Things Not to Miss – ZCON 2013

1. Bob Sharp and Yoshihiko Matsuo

2. NHMS 1.6 mile track day

3. BSR 280ZXTT up close

4. Lobster, clam chowder, corn on the cob, and strawberry shortcake

5. Car show at Anheuser -Busch brewery

6. Scenic New Hampshire road rallye

7. Boston Duck and Fenway Park tours

8. Never before seen 21-minute film done 42 yrs ago about Bob Sharp

9. Autocrossing at NHMS

10. Texas Chili and Margarita Party (not stinkin’ ice cream)

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Before the BSR 240Z got painted red, white and blue it was candy apple red without fender flares and wider tires but it still raced in C Production against Vettes, Mustangs and Camaros with V-8s and yes, Bob Sharp won those races.

Make sure you're there on Monday night August 5th to witness the world premier of the 21 minute film produced in 1971 but never shown.

Met the filmmakers son and learn how this all came about and then listen to Bob talk about racing, Paul Newman and life.

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OK, I can't take this any more. I'm going to have to sadly put this thread on "ignore". I can't make it to this one and its KILLING me. :cry:

Why didn't you people tell me these things were so much fun? Why did I have to finally go last year and find out what I've been missing? How am I going to afford to get to all of the future conventions? How am I EVER going to be able to thank the organizers enough for what they do?

I can't even dream of a way to turn it into a "business" trip as there isn't a lick of oil or gas any where NEAR Nashua NH. Unless I'm missing something. Someone, anyone with ANY oil/gas operating company, invite me down for a "meeting", please!!!! Maybe there's offshore oil we can find together, its perfectly safe, really! Lobsters love it.

Oh fine then, everyone who IS going, just go and enjoy yourselves, and don't let Mad Mike talk to you, cause you never know...

See you next year in SD!!! ;)

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BIG THANKS to John, Pete and the gang at ZCCNE!!!! The work you all did to put on a superb convention was outstanding... I hope you can have a well deserved rest but I heard you and Pete are soon leaving for opposite sides of the planet. You two are tough!!

Janet and I are grateful and had a wonderful first ZCON....thanks again.

John (Morton) Jeffrey?

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