Upcoming Events: Our next monthly meeting will be held on June 8th at RDZ Motorsports, with a caravan to On-Track Karting in Brookfield. Please see the calendar below for more information.
This is the home of the Connecticut Z Car Club. We are a group of people from in and around Connecticut and the Northeast who enjoy Z cars of all years, varieties and conditions. Whether you're a fan of the vintage Z's, the popular ZX's, the newest 370Z's or anything in between, you've found the place to discuss what's on your mind.
The goal of The Connecticut Z Car Club is simple: to make owning a Z car
an even better experience.
Joining our club is FREE and easy using the big red button at the right. All member information is kept strictly CONFIDENTIAL - we do not send spam or disclose your e-mail address to anyone without your permission.So browse around and feel free to participate, we promise to be friendly and helpful.
CTZCC 10th Annual Fall Outing - held October 24, 2015 in Darien, CT.
Time & Place: 6:00PM - RDZ Motorsports, 493 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
8:00PM - On Track Karting, 100 Silvermine Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
The first doubleheader CTZCC meeting!
We'll begin at 6:00pm at RDZ's new location in New Milford, where we'll hang out, enjoy pizza and drinks, and get a tour of RDZ's expansive new facility.
Then we'll caravan the 10 minutes down to arrive at On-Track Karting in Brookfield by 8:00pm, where we'll put on our helmets and strap ourselves in for an thrilling, high speed race.
The club will once again be awarding a trophy to the driver with the fastest single lap time! Even if you don't race, it's lots of fun to watch!
$16 (20% discount) + $2 reusable headsock gets you 8 minutes of thrills on the Kart track at surprisingly high speeds.
For more info about On Track Karting, please CLICK HERE.
Monthly Meeting - Location: County Line Nissan, Middlebury CT - 7:00PM County Line Nissan
2191 Straits Turnpike (Route 63)
Middlebury, CT 06762 [ GOOGLE MAP DIRECTIONS ]
We salute CTZCC member LIAM DWYER, who was seriously injured while deployed with the Marines in Afghanistan.
Liam has two passions: serving his country and racing his Z. Liam has been a Marine since 2001. His first tour was in Iraq, but it ended after he was hurt when his convoy was ambushed. Liam returned home and devoted his time to school and racing. He then rejoined the Marines to deploy to Afghanistan, where he served with K Company 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment and B Company 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment.
On May 22, 2011, Liam was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device). The explosion cost Liam much of his left leg and seriously damaged his right arm and right leg. Liam has undergone over 30 surgeries since then...
Liam remains committed to returning to racing. In fact, with the generous support of others and with custom work to his 350Z, Liam expects to be competing (and winning) behind the wheel again this year.
As Liam has told us, "I'd like to say thank you to all the CTZCC members for their support and love. Support is the biggest thing that motivates me and drives me."
Please continue to support Liam and all who serve and sacrifice on our behalf - they truly are heroes.
Please consider sending a donation to:
Liam Dwyer Wounded
Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan
1570 Southford Road
Southbury, CT 06488
We continue to mourn the May 2010 passing of our friend and club member Colin Foote.
Please click HERE to learn more about Colin's tragic death. Also, we urge you to visit ColinsLaw.org for information about how Colin's family is working to make our roads safer through better use of technology.
New and Noteworthy:
CTZCC member and club graphics director Mike Tubiak suffers from Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often blindness.
Please join Mike in his fight to find a cure by supporting his fundraising efforts as he runs the NYC Marathon this November.
To donate to The Race To Cure Blindness, please see the information in our forums HERE.
New and Noteworthy:
The Z car made its debut in the United States in 1969. During the period of October 1969 through September 1970, Datsun made about 7,000 1970 model 240Z's for the U.S.
The Z with the lowest VIN number ever sold in the U.S. was VIN HLS30-00013. "Lucky 13", as it later became to be known, was long thought to have been lost to the crusher or otherwise gone forever.
Through an almost miraculous series of events, #13 was discovered here in Connecticut - very much alive and well.
The discovery of #13 is so extraordinary that Nissan Sport Magazine featured it as the cover story in a recent issue.
To read all the first-hand details about how #13 was uncovered, please see this thread in our discussion forum.
New and Noteworthy:
CTZCC member Colin Gentle Jr. had his red 240Z featured in a short film
recently directed by Dylan Osborne entitled "Inheritance".
The 4 minute film was shot in HD during May 2009 with a small but professional cast and crew from NY.
STORY LINE: On the day of their father's death, a family gathers at his mansion to read the will. But his last wish is an anything goes, high speed race pitting them against one another to see who deserves to earn his fortune. Only Emily, the 'Cinderella' in this modern day fairy tale, brings more to the race than just a fast car.
Colin's Z is the car that Emily is "driving" en route to the mansion for the reading of the will. In reality, the car was driven mostly by Colin (and by his father on the second day of filming).
To view the film on YouTube, please click the logo at the right or click HERE.