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    Tacoma Nissan is sponsoring our club for 2023. Come out and seethe new Proto Z. this should be the biggest gatherings of Zs in years
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    Event by Don Pappe, Stoph Johnson and Z Car Club of WashingtonMembers Scale Racing 3723 Lawrance St Tacoma, Wa The annual year end PotLuck is back. Food Slot Car Racing Gift exchange Hangout with Member and families Officer Election update
  3. Mike

    November Meeting

    Club Meeting .Officer Nominations Yearend Gathering update Planning for 2023
  4. Mike

    October Meeting

    Club Meeting Separate meeting Space Get update on plans Officer Nominations Yearend Get together Update
  5. Event by David L Series and Z Car Club of Washington Members Safeway on Whitesell 8:00 AM Orting Wa We have worked on this route for some time now and feel it is ready to share with you all. We sorted out a number of back roads, side roads and side loops to make a fun and scenic route. See the “discussion” tab forthe maps We will meet in Orting at the Safeway Parking lot, the addressis 215 Whitesell St NW Orting. We would like to arrive around 8:00 and have a drivers meeting then try and head out by 8:30. This is a long routeand will take most of the day. We have planned stops for bathroom breaks and leg stretches. More details about that below. We will be updating info as the start time gets closer about the weather and stops. Basically it is the same gear suggestions snacks and drinks, chairs, jackets etc. I highly recommend the two way radios. It is a good way to call out stops or if issues arise we can all know what is going on. I think Don has a few extra I have two and I think some other might as well. The first part of this run kind of follows Ken’s run to Mt. Saint Helens a few days ago. but we will continue East from Elbe and make our way down to Packwood. There isa good coffee place there where we can bathroom break and get some go juice if desired. There is gas in Packwood if needed, they should be having a farmers market this day too. We follow 12 West but cut off on to some side loops. There is one side cut to Riffe Lake that has a good photo op, but it will need some set up I will discuss this more in Packwood. Back to more side roads West to Cinebar, then SW to Lunch at Mrs. Beesley’s Burgers by I5. (We will be test eating here soon and will call it good or bad, so there might be a change. This leg is 4 hr drive not including all the stops. After lunch there is gas on the West side of I5. From here out, it is all back country roads. Adna has Ethanol Free gas if desired. At Ingalls Rd we head East to Galvin for another cool photo op. There is a tavern near here if you all would like to stop for a cold delicious adult beverage. Back Westward past near our house on all back roads to Oakville.A short run on 12W and we enter the Capital Forest on D-Line. Slower herebut super scenic. Perhaps some photo ops in here too. We exit the forestin Boudeaux near The Mima Mounds I spoke of at the last drive. There is apark there but Discover Passes are required. We can discuss more about stopping here. We then head North to Olympia where we would like to stop and eat at the Sushi House for Susan’s birthday. This second leg is about 3 hrs not including any stoppage time. Over all this is 6 hours and 45 minutes driving not including all the stops per the maps. Around 265 miles forthe run plus your drive to get there and back. We have plotted additionalrest stops at roughly every hour if anyone needs a potty break. Another reason for the radios. After Sushi we split up and head to respective homes. 101 to I5 is the easiest for most. We head south back home on backroads again, cuz that’s how we roll. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions. This is my first planned drive and I may have miss a detail or two. Looking forward to Z’ing you all for a fun day of driving Z’s
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    September Meeting

    BurgerMaster 18626 Bothell-Everett Hwy Bothell Wa Monthly meeting Good parking and meeting area outside Catch up on Club events
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    Drive back roads to Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens. Start at QFC parking lot at 1009 Monroe Ave., Enumclaw. Plan to leave at 8:30am. This will be a long day and drive, but with plenty of gas and snack stops along the way. Approximately 230 scenic miles. Hereare some things that you might want to bring: Cooler with water, snacks, lunch. Hat, sunscreen lotion, camp chair (for lunch). 2-way radios, binoculars (for the views) and your phone (or camera) for pics. Jacket or long sleeve shirt (never know what the weather will be like). See the link below for route. This will be a scenic drive through towns like Kapowsin, Eatonville, Elbe, Morton, Mossyrock, Toledo, and Toutle, to name a few. We will stop along the way for pit stops, food/gas, and scenic views and pictures. With any luck and good timing, we should getto the observatory center around noon time for lunch and time to explore the area and views. Word of caution, there is no shade there (except inside) so plan accordingly. The parking and walking areas are free, but thecenter inside is $8. I encourage you to pay the small fee and see all of the exhibits. Lunch there is either bring your own or buy a hot dog, hamburger, chips/snacks, drinks etc. from the food trailer at the Observatory. Be prepared to pay the price though. Then, we will head back to Morton to the Timber Patch Brewing & Taproom for adult beverage and pizzas. NOTICE: This is a 21+ establishment so if you are under 21 and plan to go, please let me know and I will see what we can do for you. This will be our last official stop for this drive. From here, there are several routes that we can chose; it all depends on time and how far you have to go to head home. You can take the straight I-5 route or we can find some more back roads home. Route to Johnston Ridge Observatory from QFC Enumclaw: https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=54a95f7b-7e1f-4e99-a6ab-dddc6013172f&cp=46.94613~-123.263161&lvl=8&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027 Route from Johnston Ridge Observatory to Timber Patch Brewing & Taproom in Morton: https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=0cf3f88f-32bf-49d4-823a-74e6836840de&cp=46.436448~-122.593963&lvl=10&style=h&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027
  8. Yeah he did a great job on the first edition... should be good
  9. No matter what material, those photos could almost be turned into a piece of art! Very well done! Mike
  10. Mike


    The scheduled meeting at Dock Sign in Port Orchard is canceled because they closed the doors/ Instead we will meet Katie Downs, one of our other meeting sites. If we are lucky we may get seats on the deck. Bring your car, catchup on plans and enjoy the evening. If you have a suggestion for a short cruise after let us know ASAP. Pt Defiance inner Loop & Cruise out to the Bridge for photos.
  11. Mike


    Happy 4th of July guys!! Proud to be an American, even if things are tough right now. Have a safe celebration today!!
  12. I know this is an older post but I also wanted to chime in about your member ID for discounts at MSA. You can see your member-id under your profile. Click your name in the upper right and select 'Profile'... it will show up on the left side like this:
  13. Mike


    JULY CLUB MEETING BurgerMaster @ Burgermaster, 10606 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA 98004
  14. Mike

    June 2022 Meeting

    Enter the large parking lot from S128th ST and 20th Ave S https://www.google.com/search?tbs=lrf:!1m4!1u3!2m2!3m1!1e1!1m4!1u2!2m2!2m1!1e1!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3,lf:1&tbm=lcl&sxsrf=ALiCzsZzNok2UmehqzRxpm0y-8OtDin0zQ:1653490812813&q=seatac+ballpark+park&rflfq=1&num=10&rldimm=10656285729725667526&rlst=f#rlfi=hd:;si:10656285729725667526;mv:[[47.4891089,-122.27228500000001],[47.4248717,-122.31174010000001]];tbs:lrf:!1m4!1u3!2m2!3m1!1e1!1m4!1u2!2m2!2m1!1e1!2m1!1e2!2m1!1e3,lf:1
  15. You can buy non-ethanol fuel at your local boat dock. Ethanol is highly frowned upon in the yachting world for gas engines, and typically very good quality. I remember the days when I was running my grandfathers airport fuel business in San Diego. I used to buy 130 octane leaded gas for around 55 cents or so. I'd pull my Z right up to the truck, connect the static line, and pump it directly into the car. Those days are long gone and you cannot fill a car with aviation fuel (for tax reasons apparently). But my Z ran like a top and I remember seeing greyish soot in my tailpipe instead of the typical black soot. I still remember taking her out on the taxiway and driving as fast as I could (those days are ALSO long gone). I loved being 18-19 years old with a classic Z...
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