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The big 50 is coming

Discussion in 'News' started by STEVE BURNS, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. MaximG

    MaximG
    Z Club Member

    Donnigton, Silverstone or Brands would get my vote.

    Driving to Scotland doesn't really appeal.
     
  2. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    Never been brands hatch be nice to get there one day
     
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  3. Farmer42

    Farmer42
    Z Club Member

    I second that.

    Would be good to have a parade lap that shows off the full Zed /ZX range.
     
  4. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    As above.

    Full line up, from a 432r,432,ZG etc down?
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    My view is to combine it with our Donington event and include the Classic Z Register guys as usual.

    There is a race meeting to entertain those that want it, other car clubs to see and them to see us, some hospitality facilities (but a bit basic) and it's central for England. If we hold it 'up North' or in the South West we run the risk of poor attendance.

    For those wishing a circuit lap (slow parade) well they do that there too.

    Silverstone is so big, flat, bland and expensive.

    The main downside is that rough cart-track.
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    What is "our Donnington event" Rob?
     
  7. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Donington has too many negatives for me, not least the most appalling access track which is an absolute insult to all classic car owners, rock strewn, rough as **** and dust of Sahara proportions.

    Silverstone (Classic) gets the vote for any track based event with Oulton Park next best.
     
  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Really?

    Are you referring to my wording?
     
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Ok if you don't like Donington, my absolute favourite would be to combine it with the Spa Classic.
     
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  10. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Surly the 50th should be including all the relevant clubs that cater for any variant of the Z series no matter what age that car is

    Regarding the NC500 just spoken to a z member who did the whole loop last week and he said it was a great experience but it would not work for a large group of cars due to the nature of a lot of the roads
     
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Chris, at the Silverstone Classic where do the Clubs park?
     
  12. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member

    I'd do Silverstone classic and there loads of tarmac area to park on at Silverstone
     
  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    No people can only turn up if their car is 50 years old and they've owned it from new. ;)
     
  14. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    Just an FYI Steve (and anyone else for that matter) its become very much a tourist trail now with more traffic and police I would add. There's plenty of other really interesting roads that you can use to avoid a lot of traffic and unwanted attention for those that wish.

    Personally I'd stick off the beaten track if you're making the effort to go that far North, also with a big convoy of classic cars its stop chips galore up there. I personally wouldn't convoy my Z up there having destroyed the paint on the front of my MR2 earlier this year and I really do like using my cars but its not worth it!

    I'd highly recommend taking a trip that far North though :thumbs:

    As for the 50th meet, I think it will be hard to beat a relatively central venue such as Silver stone which has good access and facilities. It comes down to how public you want it to be as to whether its tied in with an event such as the classic which invites plenty of cost with that attention I'm sure.

    Just my 2p
     
  15. STEVE BURNS

    STEVE BURNS
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    What makes 2019 even more interesting is
    50 years of the Z
    30 years of the Z32
    10 years of the 350Z
     
  16. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    From experience of attending meetings if we (who?) organises an event just for Z owners the attendance will be poor. It will take a lot of work and there is high risk involved. I could go into a lot more detail but just making the point that it's far easier and safer to combine it with another meeting.

    I'll go with the Silverstone Classic if that's the consensus - is Spike's old premises still standing? ;)
     
  17. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown Staff Member


    I feel we will get stronger number of zeds at Silverstone As it's middle of the country may be see if we can camp at Silverstone

    We could see about a parade lap again

    Just a matter of persuading people to come out in there zed
     
  18. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Infield

    The posh marques like Ferrari and Aston on the tarmac and everyone else keeping it real on the grass which is a nicer place to be anyway.....
     
  19. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    To correct the typo, 10 years of the 370Z. Also, possibly the first year of the new Z??

    All very good reasons why we should mobilise the troops!

    It's difficult to come up with a venue that's not already been mentioned. That is, unless we stray from a car-themed destination.
     
  20. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    Do we know of anything else that is celebrating 50 years in 2019 ?

    A bridge or ship or train or the Beatles etc etc?
     
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