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    This year went by too fast. So who's going, and what are you bringing?

    1978 280z - "Victoria"

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    Would not miss it. Bringing? Not sure, 73 or 71 Z.

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    I will miss it for the first time in a number of years - moved to Tennessee last August and won't be trying for the long-distance award !

    Last year:

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    Not gonna make it this year. Trying to finish the 260Z and things have picked up around here as well. It's just not in the budget or allotted time frame. God knows I need a vacation about then but my top priority if finishing the 260Z in time for Canby, I hope?

    Great to see ya last year Goose.
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    Figures, Dave can't make it, but I just might be able to swing it this year. That's probably OK, I don't know that I'd want to cruise as fast in my 4 speed car as Dave would in his anyway!

    If I do go, I'm pretty sure you all know what I'd drive...

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    Your picture doesn't show up up.
    And you're probably right, I hold an average of 75 to 80 MPH for as long as the gas tank will allow, then fill it up and go again. I have no problem driving for 12 to 16 hours, with the occasional rest or fuel stop. I'm crazy like that.

    We'll both do the MSA thing at the same time one of these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zs-ondabrain View Post
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    And you're probably right, I hold an average of 75 to 80 MPH for as long as the gas tank will allow, then fill it up and go again. I have no problem driving for 12 to 16 hours, with the occasional rest or fuel stop. I'm crazy like that.
    That's not as far out of my zone as I figured. Last few trips to LA have been about a day and a half. Leave Eugene in the morning, spend the night in Santa Nella, then an easy cruise the rest of the way and lunch in LA. Of course, those trips have been in the 328i, which is a bit different way to travel. I normally cruise at 75 or so in the BMW, but that speed is a bit frenetic in the 240Z.

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    I'll likely be in Solvang for the Datsun roadster show if both shows are once again held on the same weekend. That's been a yearly outing for us for the last 9 years. Even though I haven't owned a roadster in 12 years I still go.
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    Solvang is on the same weekend. Apr. 25 to be exact. I usually try to rotate between the two, but since this is the first Solvang show I actually have a Roadster to show (6 year restoration), that's where I'm going to be this year. I may try and bring the Z to Canby.

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    Not sure of the milage but we left Marysville, WA. for MSA at about 7am and got a motel in Sacramento, CA. that night. We left on a thursday morning and did the barbeque in Anaheim on Friday morning.
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    I won't be going either. I need to be here at the shop for for my Z customers and Z friends that are getting there cars ready for the trip. All of you that are passing through salem please stop by and say hi on the way. I would like to meet you all and see some of you again.

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    I'm gonna try to make it this year, although I'm not sure the Z will be ready for the trip. Either way, I'm looking forward to it and hope to meet up with some of you guys.
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    Goose, what part of Tennessee? If your near Knoxville give me a shout sometime. Also, will not be making the long trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mally002 View Post
    Goose, what part of Tennessee? If your near Knoxville give me a shout sometime. Also, will not be making the long trip.

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    Crossville. Still getting settled in but I expect that I will make some of the area shows like the Nashville Z-Attack at some point ...

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    I'll be there. It's a shame that both the roadster and MSA shaows fall on the same weekend.
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    I wouldn't miss it. It's great to talk Z with all of the other owners. It's only 15 minutes from my pad, so I am one of the lucky ones.
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    Default Motorsport show in April

    Anyone attending this show in April?

    It will be my first time attending as I hear it is a great show.

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    My wife and I will be there. We've been talking about a trip to CA for awhile now. We'll be flying there. We'll be in the Los Angeles area until Sunday and the we'll be heading down to San Diego for the remainder of our trip. Anyone from the area with some suggestions on what to see or do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rif View Post
    Anyone from the area with some suggestions on what to see or do?
    http://mootime.com/

    not doing Disneyland/California Adventure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta240 View Post
    http://mootime.com/

    not doing Disneyland/California Adventure?
    We've done the Disney thing in Orlando quite a few times. We've done Sea World in Orlando as well. Just looking for something new. We'll be checking out the San Diego zoo for sure.

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    my stomach often guides my stops on vacations. That mootime place has great ice cream and is walking distance to a nice chunk of beach on Coronado. I think there is a mootime in the fancy hotel on the beach too but the downtown is a nice enough area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta240 View Post
    my stomach often guides my stops on vacations. That mootime place has great ice cream and is walking distance to a nice chunk of beach on Coronado. I think there is a mootime in the fancy hotel on the beach too but the downtown is a nice enough area.
    Thanks for the heads up. Most of my good vacation memories include food. I think I gained 20lbs on our trip to Vegas.

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    San Diego
    Hash House for breakfast. Get there before 8 to avoid the wait.
    Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island
    Gas Lamp District for night life
    San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Aerospace and Automotive Museums (next to the zoo)

    Irvine (where the show is basically held)
    Laguna Beach is down the road.
    You MUST attend an Irvine Cars and Coffee show by Irvine Spectrum on Saturday morning at 7 am. It is an incredible show held every Saturday.
    Great Park balloon ride (free).
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    I am seriously thinking about the trip. I have a Sister in Riverside so that will help. I can stay with her. This will give me a chance to visit with her.
    Arne , if this comes off we could make it together. I was thinking of taking in the Roadster Show on the way down . I am fairly sure that there are some of the Datsun N W people driving down as well. At least to Solvang.
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    Still uncommitted. I need a vacation and would enjoy meeting some people from outside this area, but am reluctant to spend two days each way on I-5 (boring!) to get to and from a two day Datsun event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm View Post
    San Diego
    Hash House for breakfast. Get there before 8 to avoid the wait.
    Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island
    Gas Lamp District for night life
    San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Aerospace and Automotive Museums (next to the zoo)

    Irvine (where the show is basically held)
    Laguna Beach is down the road.
    You MUST attend an Irvine Cars and Coffee show by Irvine Spectrum on Saturday morning at 7 am. It is an incredible show held every Saturday.
    Great Park balloon ride (free).
    I thought the aerospace and automotive museums were a bit small and overpriced. But half the aerospace one was taken up with a star trek display so it could be better at other times. Unless I somehow missed a big portion of the automotive one it was quite small and granted I'm not a hard-core car fan so someone else could have found a lot more to look at there than me but we were in and out of that one fast.

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    I'll be instructing at the driving school again and walking around the show.

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    We'll be instructing too, going to the Saturday night dinner and the show on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Coffey View Post
    I'll be instructing at the driving school again and walking around the show.
    Please say hello if you see me by my car. That goes for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm View Post
    San Diego
    Hash House for breakfast. Get there before 8 to avoid the wait.
    Coronado Hotel on Coronado Island
    Gas Lamp District for night life
    San Diego Zoo
    San Diego Aerospace and Automotive Museums (next to the zoo)

    Irvine (where the show is basically held)
    Laguna Beach is down the road.
    You MUST attend an Irvine Cars and Coffee show by Irvine Spectrum on Saturday morning at 7 am. It is an incredible show held every Saturday.
    Great Park balloon ride (free).
    Thanks for the info. Where exactly is the Irvine Cars and Coffee Show held?
    I'm always up really early looking for things to do till my wife gets up, around 11 or 12.

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    Four weeks to go until MSA, can you tell this MSA rookie what I need to bring to the show? Not bringing a car but would like to be prepared...water?? Also is the autocross close to the Datsun Heritage Museum??
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    If Larrys car is finished in time-just about a sure thing! I'll be trailering it over for display at the MSA Show and quite possibly a longer stay up the street!
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    The show has food and drink vendors, but water is a good idea. I would also bring a hat and some sun screen. Last year was a scorcher.

    Rif, here are the directions/map to Irvine Cars and Coffee:

    http://irvine.carsandcoffee.info/directions.php
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    Thanks for the info. As you can tell from my avatar the sun isn't my best friend early in the season even though that was the best burn from a Z show this girl could ever ask for.
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    I'm be at Motorsport on Saturday and the show on Sunday.
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    Can't make it this year, I am going to be in Northern California. First time in many many years that I will not be able to make either Solvang or MSA.

    Have a great time. See you all next year!

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    Got my registration in last night with a couple of minutes to spare, but it looks like they are still taking registrations online. I thought last night was the last day to register?

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    Things to do in San Diego.

    Les Cannadays shop in Vista CA Classic Datsun. All the cool Datsun stuff in one place.

    Datsun Heritage Museum, 45 minutes north east of Vista, good one day two stop trip.

    Del Mar, beautiful and a great place to see a hidden part of San Diego.

    Of course the other stuff mentioned prior....

    Have fun visting...My Z will be at the Datsun Heritage Museum, as I will not be in town for either the MSA or Solvang show this year.

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    Still putting the '71 back together.

    ................ But will take the '93 convertible and '96 2+2.
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    Just signed up last night. Guess I'll be there again this year!

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    Default My wife and I

    will be bringing her 1972 and let's just say it's going to look, um very different, than from how it looked in this thread about 18 months ago, It'll still be a Work In Progress, but come by and see us please! It'll still be the 112 Lime Green!

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    Is there anything like this show on the east coast, or at least east of the Mississippi?

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    The wife and I will be driving in from Vegas tomorrow morning. Looking forward to a great show.
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    Cool, here's the right thread

    I'll be where I always am....in the 280 section.

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    I'm going to try and get some kind of nametag or lanyard I can wear during the show. But, I will also be around Saturday for the races and the banquet. Anyone care to get together give me a call and we'll arrange something. 503-784-3499 is my cell number
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    So how was it? The weekend, the show, the whatever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Palmer View Post
    So how was it? The weekend, the show, the whatever?
    It was awesome as always. I didn't see nor recognize anyone from the board, but I've been gone for a while any way.

    It looked like there were more vendors this year. There were a few 370's entered and a GT-R on display....not sure who drove it in.

    I didn't stick around for the awards, but in a nutshell I'll say this; If you've been to the last couple years since it moved, then there ya go.......and that's not a bad thing

    One thing though.......I couldn't stand the guy with the beat up 280 that had a V8 dropped in it with no hood. The reving was driving me nuts as it's not allowed anyway.

    Stiil, a great time to spend a Sunday.

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    Our member Bobc won the 240Z stock class with his green car. I parked right next to him. I was overshaddowed. Next time I'll remember not to park too close to a potential winner. But actually, for me its is the ability to speak with so many Z enthusists about our cars that makes the experience. And I took my four year old for her first car show. It was the first time she rode in my Z and she loved it.

    Best in show was another member here, esprist. Both beauthiful cars. I didn't recogonize any of the other winners being from our club.

    But I did get to meet Mike! What a class guy. We are a lucky bunch to have him and his vast skills available to us and for his dedication to this board.
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    I had an excellent time at the show. It was great to meet Mike and Jason there, as well as all the other Z enthusiasts/purists. I received a lot of good on advice on how to maintain and take care of my 1970 Z.

    This was my first ever car show entry. My Z tied for second in the 240Z stock division. I told my parents (The original buyers/owners of the car for 38 years) and they were very happy to hear how everything went.

    The park is a beautiful place for the show. We were fortunate to park under some shade trees which was perfect as was the weather.

    There were lots of cars to see and not enough time to see them all. Again, the best part was all of the helpful advice and information provided by all the Z owners.

    I have some pictures of my car and the first place car next to each other. I will try to post them when I can figure out the best way to do that.


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    Once again, a great show, and lots of beautiful cars. Took home 1st in Race Prep, but feel it is a little tainted since I was the only one entered. There were a few other cars that should have been in race prep...like the wide body 240 drag car that was entered and won modified. All in all a great weekend with great friends.
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    Ha ha ha, Russell, i share your pride. I tied for 3rd in the stock 260 class. There were about 8 cars total.

    It was my first time attending any z show. What an awesome experience!

    Felt bad for Walter traveling all the way from Georgia, then all the way to the stage for his award, only to be turned away at the last second by a late arrival (guess the other guy had further to travel to get to the stage ).

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    I ran into Bobc and talked to him a bit. It is great to hear that his car won the stock class. Unfortunately, that widebody drag car should not have been in modified. It was by no means a "modified" car and was clearly race prepped down to the wheelie bar. No sour grapes from me though.

    I found myself parked nearly in the same exact place I was last year down to being in the second row directly behind the red g-nose with the wide-zg flares (again!).

    The weather was perfect, certainly much nicer than last year. Bob and I both were of the opinion that there were more 240s there this year than last.
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    Had a great time, wish the awards went faster and that they would tell what the car is that wins vice just the entry number. The raffle was great, paid $10 and walked off with at Momo T-shirt and a $150 prothane kit so I was happy, would have loved to have won the Carbs. It was great day to get out and see some great cars in a really nice setting. Meeting guys and talking about our cars is always great fun.
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    Default Had a great time also!

    My wife and I got there about 7 am and the weather was a tad chilly. Turned into a beautiful day though. I havent seen the final numbers, but I thought there were fewer entries and fewer vendors. The people who sell the Z clothing like jackets and polo shirts were nowhere to be found. Also, Freeway Datsun was not present, and I think there used to be a vendor who sold toy cars. Nevertheless, had an awesome time. I wish they would enforce the "no revving your car while being displayed" rule, lot of jerks around me in the 280Z section. Also, missed the 510s, did they stop allowing those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cnixzgo View Post
    My wife and I got there about 7 am and the weather was a tad chilly. Turned into a beautiful day though. I havent seen the final numbers, but I thought there were fewer entries and fewer vendors. The people who sell the Z clothing like jackets and polo shirts were nowhere to be found. Also, Freeway Datsun was not present, and I think there used to be a vendor who sold toy cars. Nevertheless, had an awesome time. I wish they would enforce the "no revving your car while being displayed" rule, lot of jerks around me in the 280Z section. Also, missed the 510s, did they stop allowing those?

    no 510's, no Roadsters. But I am totally there with you about that ONE jerk who was revving his motor. Where's the Z patrol when you need them?!

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    Had a great time at the Motorsport show and met some incredible people!

    I just started working on the photos of the show and the back roads with Zs so check them out and enjoy!

    Check back for additions within the next few days.

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    Thanks for posting the pics Zlady. They look Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman7 View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics Zlady. They look Great!

    Rich
    Really liked your car, great car with a great history. The San Diego Z Club meets next Tuesday at the Denny's on Clairmont Mesa BLVD in the Clairmont Square Mall. I am sure the other club members would really like to see it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman7 View Post
    Thanks for posting the pics Zlady. They look Great!

    Rich
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    It was nice chatting with you. You have a great car! Thanks for sharing your Z story with me. Share the photos with your dad. He probably would enjoy that.
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    Beth,
    Great photos, cannot wait to see the rest of them. It was great to catch up a little on old times. Give Dan, Fred, and Mike my best, oh and Alex was so upset that he did not get to come.
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    Russ,
    I was so surprised to see you! Every time I see your car I .....well you know I have a weakness for red. Wasn't thinking it could be yours.

    I hope you guys end up back with us in Virginia with the club. Besides it would give me a great excuse to bring diecast Zs for your boys.

    Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you all the photos I have of your car.

    Took two cameras so I am working through the photos. At least last night I got the classics up except for the hotel lot shots. The newer models will be added later plus another folder of my weekend Z activities.

    Zya,
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