Events Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
ZCCW VS. NW-Z Go Kart Challenge @ TBA
Apr 27 all-day

 

We have a date for our annual go kart challenge with NorthWest Z club (Oregon).

 

This year, it will be held down in the Portland area, which NW-Z is working on. They have a new facility that we may go to. So check back often to get all of the details. This is our opportunity to go down south, have some competitive and fun go kart racing, and hopefully we can bring the coveted Go-Kart Challenge trophy back home!!

Jun
7
Fri
Spokane Festival of Speed – Celebrating 50 years of the Datsun Z Cars @ Spokane County Raceway
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

CALLING ALL Z’S!!!!!  This year they will be celebrating 50 years of the Datsun/Nissan Z Car’s.  There will be a car show in Downtown Spokane, Car Corral, & Parade Laps on the track.

The Spokane Festival of Speed again gives us a three-day fix of vintage racing activities. Action starts Friday, June 7th with the Festival Test-N- Tune, followed by the Race Car Tour, a public-road run from the track to downtown Spokane’s beautiful Riverfront Park. There the Festival will host the very popular Bruce Hunt Vintage in the Park vintage racecar show and driver reception.

Saturday and Sunday will have full racing schedules, with some of the races televised for later viewing on network TV. The Festival Race Party will be Saturday evening at the track. The SFOS is again sponsored by Porsche of Spokane in support of the Parkinson’s Resource Center.

Datsun is the featured marque this year, look for some special examples of the marque as well as the usual great field of vintage Datsuns that race with SOVREN.

 

Jun
29
Sat
50 years of Z Presented by The Shop @ The Shop
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ZCCW is Proud to Present in partnership with The Shop “50 years of Z” Cars and Coffee. There will be plenty of parking for everyone we’d love to see examples of all generations of Z Cars. We will have reserved parking for some featured cars but this event is open to any and every one. More details to come soon.

Jul
5
Fri
Pacific NW Historics – Vintage Car Races @ Pacific Raceways
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

Sign up and join us in the car corral and watch some cool old cars race (including Datsun’s) Show off your Z pride for 1 or all 3 days.

Our Premier vintage event, and one of the country’s most prestigious, is the Pacific Northwest Historics. Every year we salute a special car or class of cars, this year we are featuring the great racing tradition of IMSA. Expect to see several special IMSA cars on the track and in the paddock. Three days of racing are offered, and over 200 cars are expected to enter. Special features include a great vendor’s row, Saturday’s Salmon barbeque, and many other events that make the PNW Historics special.

The Historics will continue to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital, last year we donated $25,000. For more information on the Historics, visit their web site, northwesthistorics.com

Aug
11
Sun
ZCCW All Nissan’s Car Show @ Snoqualmie Casino
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place Marker for the Car Show. Details will be added as they become official.

Oct
12
Sat
Leavenworth/Cabin Drive
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

You do not need to drive a Z to this event…..

We will meet at 9:00 am at the Chevron Station in Sultan just past the roundabout.  Leave there around 9:30 and drive to Janene’s cabin to drop off food and overnight bags (for those who would like to spend the night).  We will then drive some fun backroads into Leavenworth.

We will have lunch in town, do some shopping and maybe some wine tasting.  We will leave Leavenworth around 4 – 4:30 to drive back to Janene’s cabin for a potluck dinner.  This is a fun social event and if you like to play cards, we can have a fun game of 31 (bring your quarters).  We also have a pool table or ping pong table.

You can make this a day trip or spend the night, we have plenty of room. (3 open bedrooms and a loft with several beds)  Please let me know if you want to spend the night so we can plan accordingly.

May
1
Sun
Raindrop Rally 2022: Whidbey Island Tour @ Skagit Valley Square
May 1 all-day

This is a non-ZCCW sponsored event run by the Rainier Auto Sport Club. It is an all day event using a “route book” for directions. A passenger is highly recommended. It is a good event that is designed for Novice and first time participants. Usually involves lots of scenic back roads. Go to their website for lots of information:

Rainier Auto Sports Club

Raindrop is a leisurely paced Time-Speed-Distance (TSD) rally with fine driving roads, minimum traffic, and wonderful scenery. The rally is geared toward the novice entrant with no traps, and with mileages for every instruction, but precise timing will still be required to score well. Entrants receive instructions with specific, clear directions at speeds at or below legal limits, with specific times to start each section at one-minute intervals. Raindrop is a “closed control” (passage control) format where cars do not stop at checkpoints. It’s a pure touring rally, and equal penalty for passing a checkpoint (which may be hidden) early or late. Speeding is a sure way to lose as the goal is to pass at the correct second, and the car with least number of points wins. Precision timing is the main criteria, but Rainier also emphasizes remote areas and spectacular scenery.

Raindrop will start at Mount Vernon and last about 5-3/4 hours. It is approximately 147 miles long on all paved roads suitable for any automobile.

Date: May 1st, 2022.

Start Location: Skagit Valley Square, behind Denny’s, 100 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA. Just east of I-5 exit 227.
Richta Check-in 48.435240°, -122.339031°

Finish Location: Alfy’s Pizza at Water’s Edge, 916 SE Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor, WA.
48.288048°, -122.646336°

Rallymaster: Jim Breazeale

Registrar: Eric Horst Contact Eric for questions about your registration or to make any changes after you register.

Entry Fee: $50 per prepaid auto entry, $15 for extra route book. No on-site registration.

Classes: Unlimited, Equipped, Seat-Of-Pants, and Novice.

General Instructions: Raindrop will use the Rainier Auto Sports Club Touring General Instructions (PDF format) available in Rally Reference along with Supplemental General Instructions specific to this event. Please be familiar with the definitions of your selected class. Supplemental Instructions may change at any time until provisional start order is posted.

Scoring: Raindrop plans to utilize Richta GPS Checkpoints. You must load the Competitor app on an Android or IOS phone or tablet to be scored. For info see http://drscca.org/rally/using-the-richta-competitor-app/ or http://www.cascadegeargrinders.org/Files/Competitor_Richta_App_Instructions.pdf

Jul
2
Sat
PNW Historics Car Corral – 2022 @ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pacific+Raceways/@47.320672,-122.147423,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa65041ccba4010ac!8m2!3d47.320672!4d-122.147423
Jul 2 all-day

The number participants is growing and we have decided to do a group parking space for the club which is limited. July 2nd

I am creating a list for tickets and will submit by June 1st

Email me or Text if you are planning to attend

206 300 6148

dpappe@gmail.com

 

Sep
24
Sat
DRIVE: RIVERS 2 SUSHI RUN @ Southwest Washington Back roads
Sep 24 all-day
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 for the maps
We will meet in Orting at the Safeway Parking lot, the address is 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 route and 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 is a 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 here but super scenic. Perhaps some photo ops in here too.
We exit the forest in Boudeaux near The Mima Mounds I spoke of at the last drive. There is a park 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 for the run plus your drive to get there and back. We have plotted additional rest 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

Jan
11
Wed
January Club Meeting in Everett @ “Scuttlebutt Family Pub” @ https://scuttlebuttbrewing.com/
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join us for dinner and comradery as we discuss upcoming events, catch up on past events, and talk all things Z related.

Our monthly club get together.
Catch up on events.
See friends, meet new ones.
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