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Found old Z pictures. I’ll start!

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    On 2/18/2019 at 5:24 PM, w3wilkes said:

    Question, taxing your memory... When you went to ZCCA convention in CO was there a guy named Larry Hutfulls (probably misspelled) in the CO club? There used to be vintage cars races on the streets of Steamboat Springs and a concourse show over Labor Day weekend that my wife and I would go to from 91 through 2000 (last year they were held in Steamboat). In 91 or 92 there was a very nice 240Z in the show and I talked to the guy and he mentioned the Z car club in Denver and I thought that's what he said his name was. The car was like a dark purple, very nicely done.

    I was a member of the Z Car Club of Colorado (ZCCC) back then.  I believe 240Z on the far left of the photograph belonged to Larry Hutfles. 

    The picture was taken back in around 1992.

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    36 minutes ago, DatsunZGuy said:

    I was a member of the Z Car Club of Colorado (ZCCC) back then.  I believe 240Z on the far left of the photograph belonged to Larry Hutfles. 

    The picture was taken back in around 1992.

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    Thanks, that's the car alright. Come May when I go back north I'll post a picture of it in the concourse at Steamboat. Did you ever go to the races in Steamboat? RMVR got vintage street racing started back up after a 6 year hiatus in 2017 in Snowmass, CO the 2nd weekend following Labor Day. We went that year, but missed 2018. We hope to be back for 2019. We get a condo inside the track. The cars start practice runs at about 09:00 so that's when we mix up Bloody Mary's and walk outside to watch the cars run, what a blast! Here's a shot from the races, a 280 at the show that came up from Denver and my grandson and granddaughter being studly sitting in little formula cars at the show.IMG_20170914_113520.jpgDSC04719.JPG.

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    9 hours ago, w3wilkes said:

    Thanks, that's the car alright. Come May when I go back north I'll post a picture of it in the concourse at Steamboat. Did you ever go to the races in Steamboat? RMVR got vintage street racing started back up after a 6 year hiatus in 2017 in Snowmass, CO the 2nd weekend following Labor Day. We went that year, but missed 2018. We hope to be back for 2019. We get a condo inside the track. The cars start practice runs at about 09:00 so that's when we mix up Bloody Mary's and walk outside to watch the cars run, what a blast! Here's a shot from the races, a 280 at the show that came up from Denver and my grandson and granddaughter being studly sitting in little formula cars at the show..

     

    I didn't have a chance to witness the races at Steamboat.  About a year after that picture was snapped, Lowry AFB started closing and I was transferred to a base in California.

    Many fond memories of my assignment in Colorado.

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    On 2/19/2019 at 10:42 PM, DatsunZGuy said:

    I was a member of the Z Car Club of Colorado (ZCCC) back then.  I believe 240Z on the far left of the photograph belonged to Larry Hutfles. 

    The picture was taken back in around 1992.

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    As promised here's the picture of Larry's car I took @ Steamboat Springs Concourse / vintage races - Labor Day weekend 1990. It's what inspired me to jump back on my Z roots. When we got home from Steamboat I took my 73 to a body place and they said it would cost more than it was worth so I went looking for another car and found my current series 1 car.

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    Here's a picture of a Series I 240Z , along with a Nissan R382 from the 1969 Japanese Grand Prix. The R382 was driven by Motoharu Kurosawa (photo courtesy of Bring a Trailer). 

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    Found this while looking through a older repair manual, check out the engine number

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    12 hours ago, 240dkw said:

    Found this while looking through a older repair manual, check out the engine number

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     I didn't realize that the early Nissan Patrols were equipped with L24 engines just as the 240Zs were. L24-107 is a super low engine number!

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    I had to check, the Patrol came with a 6, but it would have a P not a L and it was 4000 cc. My photo of the page is misleading as it is show where the different SN are located for all of the Datsun's. It is a L24 in the photo.

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    I'm looking at the photo and it reminds me of when friends from Sydney came to visit. It worried him when we parked the car. Especially when the wheel touch the "railing". You can see what I mean on the other side of the canal.

    I like the way they still don't use any kind of railing. Well, just enough to trip you so you fall in head first😁

     

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    Here's my first Zed at the 1980 Knox Mountain Hillclimb in Kelowna B.C. Canada's longest running motorsport event! The local part store ran out of Yellow Trem Clad rattle cans so I had to paint the hood and home made airdam blue!

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