Happy new year everyone!!!

>>>>>January luncheon this coming Sunday, the 19th in Lompoc at The Jetty on Ocean. 12 noon. Let's caravan! Those of you coming from the North, meet at my house no later than 10:30am. My place is just off the 101. I am at 746 Via Bandolero, first street behind Trader Joe's in Arroyo Grande. You can take either the Oak Park or Halcyon exit.

>>>>>I am hoping (fingers crossed) the 2003 CCZCC WINTER EDITION shirt will be ready in time for Sunday. These are light-coloured denim, heavy-weight long-sleeved, pocketed, button-down shirts with our logo embroidered on the breast. All I have changed is the colour of the Z in the logo. For this shirt the car is ORANGE! Not sure about pricing yet, probably in the $25-30 range. You will LIVE in this shirt!

>>>>>Remember the Vintage Auto Racing Association race clinic at Buttonwillow February 1st and 2nd. I am going...who else? Sounds like a great experience.

>>>>>SAD, LONELY Z OF THE MONTH: '72 auto, Chartreuse, repainted, but same colour as original. Nice interior. Really clean inside and out. Motor spotless (e88). All stock with slotted mags. Just starting to rust. A few bubbles around the hatch '240z' badge...a few bubbles in the rockers...battery tray surface. Unfortunately, they want $2000 for it. It is MAYBE a $1000 car. Little used car lot down on Hwy. 1 in Oceano. Alianza Motors. 805-473-2095......So sad.....

>>>>>Don't forget the Ragged Point Run Feb. 16. Bring your sweetheart or a sweetheart of a Z! The restaurant and parking lot is reserved. I need to start getting a list of who's coming. I have to give the restaurant a rough idea by the first of Feb. And be sure and don't forget brekky at the Istead's in Paso the morning of.

>>>>>Time to start planning for the Motorsport Automotive 2003 West Coast Nationals. I am expecting at least ten from this club to be in the show. The date is April 27. Register at www.zcarparts.com

>>>>>Be sure and put March 16 in your calendars. This will be our Second Annual Scandinavian Smorgaasborg at the Danish Inn. Restaurant and Parking reserved for Z's!!!!

>>>>>For those of you keeping score at home, this January basically represents our first year anniversary. A little over a year ago I hesitantly placed a post on ZCAR.com asking if anyone from the Central Coast area would be interested in getting together for lunch with their Z's. What an unbelievable response we have received. We are now ZCCA sanctioned with an 'official' membership of 25 and an e-mail list of over 100 local Z owners. Together with the generous support of GROUPZ in LA and SDZC in SD, and Central Valley Z Car Club, we communicate with several hundred enthusiastic Z folks every time I press 'SEND'! If I attempt to list all the wonderful folks who have been instrumental in getting this thing off the ground, I will undoubtedly leave far too many out. SO THANKS TO ALL!!!! You know who you are!

See you in Lompoc!

Steve McConnell
746 Via Bandolero
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420