January Meeting January 11, 2020 TDA

Spring Springs @ Pacific Raceways
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day


The 2019 vintage racing season kicks off with three days at Pacific Raceways. Friday is a racers-only tune-up and novice day; Saturday and Sunday will see two full days of racing.

Saturday morning will see practice and qualifying sessions. Racing starts before noon and continues all day on Sunday.

This is the first time since last September the racers have been on the track so look for lots of action throughout the day, from the smallest formula cars to ground pounding Can-Am cars.

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. each day. Spectators have full infield and paddock access!

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!!

May 3 – May 5 all-day

Details to be announced soon.

Cruise to Mary Hill Loops Weekend @ Star Lake Park and Ride
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Come and join us for a drive along the Columbia River Gorge!
(ZCCW / NWZ Club members and invited guests only!)

We will be leaving the Star Lake Park and Ride in Federal Way promptly at 7am. Make sure that you are ready to roll then, with a full tank of gas and an empty bladder!  Bring walkie talkies set to Channel 1, subchannel 1.

Star Lake Park and Ride
27015 26th Ave. S.
Federal Way, Wash. 98063
I-5 N. or S. exit #147

The first leg of this drive is 152.9 miles; 2hrs.30min.
We will Leave Star Lake Park and Ride AT 7:00am, To arrive at the Camas IHOP / Fishers Landing Park and Ride by 10:30am to meet with Northwest Z Club members, and eat lunch.

STOP #1.
53.3 miles
Maytown Rest Area, Exit #95.
Exit Only Lane.
15min. Bathroom Break.
Leave Rest Area
STOP #2.
133.9 Miles
Rest Area,
Exit #12.
15min. Bathroom Break.
Leave rest area.
At 139.0 Miles.
Take exit #7 towards Highway 205 S.
Merge onto Highway 205 S.
At 149.2 Miles.
Take exit 27 to Highway 14 E. towards Camas.
Stay In the Left Lane.

At 151.6 Miles.
Take Exit #8 to;
SE 164th Avenue.
At 152.5 Miles.
Take Left Turn at the Light onto SE 164th Avenue.
Stop #3. 152.9 Miles.

IHOP! 2900 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA98683-9137
After breakfast, get fuel as needed and meet back at the Fisher’s Landing Park and Ride (just across the street from the gas stations) for a quick meet up with NWZ members and then be ready to leave at approx..12pm to continue with the drive.

We will use I-84 East and parts of Hwy. 30 on the way to The Bonneville Dam, The Dalles, and Cousin’s Country Inn.

Here is the route for departing IHOP / Fisher’s Landing on the way to the Bonneville Dam. We’ll get back on the freeway, going westbound.

2900 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683, United States
Depart SE 164th Ave toward SE Cascade Park Dr
0.5 mi

Take ramp right for WA-14 W
Minor Congestion
1.9 mi

At exit 6, take ramp right for I-205 South toward Salem
Moderate Congestion
Entering Oregon
5.2 mi

At exit 22, take ramp right for I-84 East / US-30 East toward The Dalles
Pass Shell on the right in 8.4 mi
Minor Congestion
31.4 mi
At exit 40, take ramp right and follow signs for 40
0.2 mi
Turn left onto Tanner Creek Rd
0.2 mi
Bear right onto Dam Rd
0.8 mi
Arrive at Dam Rd on the right
The last intersection is Bradford Island Rd

This year, on the way to the hotel, we’ll take a side trip to the Bonneville Dam and skip getting caught up in the tourist traps along the Falls roads on Highway 30. We’ll hang out at the Dam for restroom breaks and leg stretches. We’ll plan to get back on I-84 East after about an hour’s break.

We’ll then drive to the town of Mosier (Exit 69) and take Old Hwy 30 to the viewpoint at Rowena Crest for a photo op, if the parking spaces are available. In the past there have been many tourists parked there to prevent us from lining up our cars…We’ll see how that goes on Saturday, we may just drive through and continue to the Hotel if that’s the case.

Arriving at Cousin’s Country Inn, get checked in and get ready for a group dinner in the banquet room at 6:30pm.

A fun activity on Saturday night could be to drive over to the temporary Stonehenge/Goldendale Observatory for some night time sky viewing through their big telescope. It’s about a 15 minute drive to Stonehenge from the Hotel. The park ranger is brilliant!

Sunday Morning! Bring lots of water, sunscreen, walkie talkies, sunglasses, and food.

We can buy a great boxed lunch from the restaurant at the Hotel. Totally worth it, as there are no places to get food or water near the Loops Road.

We‘ll leave the Hotel at 9am to meet up with other members of both Z Clubs. Be ready to depart the Museum grounds at approx. 10:30am to drive over to the Stonehenge Memorial for photo ops. We’ll hang at Stonehenge for an hour or so for photos, and then drive just down the road to The Loop Road entrance. Everyone drives to the top of The Loops Road for a quick meeting on road safety, before we start the driving on the hill.

Our club is getting an extraordinary deal on the Loop Road rental, so it’s IMPORTANT to make sure that we leave the Loops Road site cleaner than is was when we arrived. We need to pack out ALL of our trash for the day, and grab / pick up anything else that previous groups may have left. The Museum staff trusts us and appreciates how we take care of their area. They kindly welcome us back to drive every year. ;0)

We’ll stay at The Loops Road until everyone decides that they’ve had enough! That’s usually around 3:30 or so. This would conclude our Maryhill weekend.

After The Loops Road, some people drive west to have a rest stop at the Maryhill Winery before they head out for home…It’s a few miles west of the Museum on the same highway.

Cheers, Marty Molloy Cell 425-367-9065

May Club Meeting @ Bucks American Cafe
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hey All, Sorry for the late post on this meeting as some of you may have noticed many of us were busy getting ready for our annual Mary Hill Loops weekend. If you werent’ there with us you missed out.

For this months Meeting we are heading North again to make up to the North Meeting that fell short due to the snow. We have the “private” back room. There are happy hour specials. hoping to see some of you make it out on short notice.


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.


Old School Reunion @ Kelley Farm
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The club has secured a parking area for this Car Show. this is one of the largest vintage import shows in the world. The club will be BBQing up some lunch for members that join us for the show. this is for 1988 and older imports. if your car is newer you can park in the public lot and still come hang out with the club.

June Club Meeting @ Katie Downs
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

June Meeting at Katie Downs. Still working out Details on this one but would love to have people bring their Z’s out for a Cruise through the park after and maybe a quick stop at Sonic for a dessert.

Hoping to bring in a photographer to get everyone a high quality shot or two of their cars.

Should be a fun night!

Belfair Cruise @ Star Lake Park & Ride
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hey All,
I know this email is last minute, I haven’t had time to breathe in weeks. But a few club meetings in a row we have spoke about doing a Drive to Belfair, Washington on June, 23rd. There is a Google map link to the route below. We will be making a few stops along the way. Our, Beach destination fell through due to a family illness we will try the park instead. You should be able to open the link directly on your phone or GPS device.


There is a link to the route provided. There will be a breakdown with Estimated times below.


Departing at 9AM

Star Lake Freeway Station(I-5 & S 272nd Street)

Kent, WA 98032


9:50-10AM First Stop, Law Firm Parking Lot, Regroup, pick up additional people, 10 Minutes

4045 Ruston Way

Tacoma, WA 98402


10:35-10:50am Photo Opportunity in front of the bridges.

1136 Fir St

Tacoma, WA 98406


11:10-11:30 Quick Stop at Local Boys Tap Room and the Bridgeway Market

14004 Purdy Dr NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332


12-12:30 Stopping at another Tap Room, (Yes I enjoy beer!) picking up the last of our group before heading out to the final destination for lunch.

Bent Bine Brew Co.

23297 WA-3, Belfair, WA 98528


1PM to 3PMish

Going to grill up some food at the park, vist it with those of you that choose to make the trip then head out after a meal. It’s up to us to keep the park clean so let’s take out what we bring in.

Menard’s Landing

18921 NE North Shore Rd, Tahuya, WA 98588



If anyone has any questions or concerns call me. Or email. My contact info is below. I will be at Hot Import Nights this evening but will be available.


Thank You,
Stoph Johnson






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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.