September 2013



September 2013
Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show
By Catherine Carter
The Southern Knights Cruisers is a non-profit club formed in 2004 by local car hobbyists who enjoy showing
and driving their old cars. The annual car show usually raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
here in Virginia. This year the 14th annual Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show money went to benefit the charities that help our country's veterans. The charities were the Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House &
McGuire Veteran Hospital. The show attracts the highest quality show cars from Virginia, Maryland and North
For the third year, the Z Car Association of Richmond participated in the Southern Knights Cruisers Car Show
on August 10th. Members Greg, Catherine and Michael Carter, Jack & Juanita Waters, Chris Grigg, Willie Wilson, Darrel Scruggs and Andre
Hebert represented the club, two
other Z owners who are not members joined us. We met early that
morning at Hardee's on Route 10
for a bite to eat and then headed
out for Richard Bland College in
Petersburg where the show was
held. This year we were able to
park closer to the front instead of
the back where we were last year.
As we each parked our cars we
proceeded to wipe down our Z's and put our best wheel forward. It was really very warm and humid that day
and we were under threatening skies all day long. I don't believe there were as many cars present this year as
last, the weather seemed to keep many away. I am just glad I brought a case of water, for we went through most
of it. Something to remember for next year, bring cash if you plan on buying something to eat, they do not take
debit cards. In this day and age I never considered that, who has cash anymore!
There were so many classic American and muscle cars as well as imports. We enjoyed walking around and seeing all the classic cars along with all the other vehicles.
During the show, soldiers from Fort Lee marched in formation in honor of the Wounded Warrior Project. It
was quite a sight to behold. We got a chance to talk with some of them as they walked around. It was an honor
to meet them and we thanked them for their service, they seemed so young it was hard to believe they were soldiers. The two we talked with were getting ready to go to Ranger School.
Awards were supposed to begin around 4pm but due to the threatening skies they started around 3pm. The
weather seemed to dance all around us and we were getting reports from back home of severe storms, with hail
and wind. We never got a drop. Those that received Top 25 Awards in their year were Michael Carter, Chris
Grigg, Catherine Carter and then Willie Wilson.
It was a good day and another chance just to cruise together.
The Northern Neck Cruise
By Catherine Carter
Our cruise to the Northern Neck began on Saturday, Aug. 24th. Chris Grigg
planned the trip but unfortunately he wasn't able to make it. Andre Hebert and
his friend Dee, Greg, Catherine& Michael Carter, Jay & Kathy Baird, Mark &
Lorraine Meade, Willie & Maggie Wilson all met at Shoney's in Mechanicsville
and then headed out around 9am. We met up with Harold Hinson in Warsaw and
from there we altered our route and headed down to Deltaville. Greg and I had
been down to our boat the previous day and had forgotten to shut off the water
lines coming into our boat. Everyone graciously
agreed to make a run down to our boat, saving us
from having to make another trip down the following
day. We crossed over the White Stone Bridge, which
afforded us a beautiful view of the Rappannock River,
and then on toward Deltaville. After arriving at
Stingray Point Marina and taking care of the boat, we
enjoyed a short visit just to take in the view. The
weather was beautiful and the scenery was restful.
From the marina, we headed back toward Reedville
and on to The Crazy Crab, on the Great Wicomico
River, for lunch. We enjoyed a great lunch, and the
view from the waterfront restaurant was a perfect
touch. We all decided not to have dessert at the restaurant but to head out to a favorite little ice cream
parlor of Mark and Lorraine's for delicious flavored
soft ice cream. As we left the restaurant we saw an
opportune place for a photo shoot by the river. As we
all love our Z's, it was ironic , as Lorraine pointed out
that the boat in the background was named Obsession.
We took several shots of our Z's then made our way
to the ice cream parlor,
we were all glad we had
waited for dessert. After that, the day was getting
away from us and some had obligations to meet; so we
headed down west on 360 toward home. We all enjoyed a great day of cruising and just being with
friends. Can't wait ‘til the next cruise.
ZCAR was well represented at the Southern Knight Cruisers car
show on August 10th at Richard Bland College in Petersburg.
The Northern Neck Cruise August 24 was a lot of fun, I would
like to thank Chris Grigg for planning a really nice cruise and
Mark Meade for leading our group; check out both articles in
this issue of the newsletter.
As we get closer and closer to Ztoberfest 2013, I want to thank
those who have already emailed me volunteering to do what ever it takes to make this the best show ever. The GM of Sheehy
Nissan is also excited to host this years show. I have already ordered our trophies from Bunkie Trinite Trophies and again
Chris has given us a really great price.
Mark and Lorraine are working on designing our T-Shirts for
this year. I think everyone will be impressed by the art work
and quality of this years t-shirt.
The registration form is on the front page of our ZCAR
webpage, so sign up those awesome Z's ; we already have about
five signed up.
Remember our Z Club meeting is Monday September 16th 2013, so
come join us!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Greg Carter
ZCAR Officer’s & Appointed Chairpersons
ZCAR Meeting Minutes
August 2013 Meeting
President Greg Carter welcomed everyone to the monthly meeting and opened
the meeting with the Officer’s and Chairperson’s reports. See the reports section
of the newsletter.
Vice President Chris Grigg mentioned he is working on a cruise for September
and the upcoming Z Nationals if anyone wishes to cruise down with Chris, let
him know. Chris also mentioned a weekend trip cruise for the end of October
which is still in the planning stage.
Greg Carter mentioned the 2nd Annual Kids Come First Car Show being held on
September 7th at 8000 W. Broad St at the Quaker Steak and Lube.
We have flyer’s for the Ztoberfest car show. Contact Mark Meade to get some to
distribute to your local shops and vendors.
Mark Meade has sent out requests for the bids on the T-Shirt costs for the upcoming Ztoberfest to several vendor’s and has gotten a couple replies and still
waiting on a few to get the best cost for the best quality shirts.
Please contact any vendor’s you know that would like to donate for raffle items for
Ztoberfest. We need volunteers' for the doing Goodie Bags for the show as well.
We need volunteers’ for cooking at Ztoberfest event and picking up the food as
Monthly meetings are still being held at River’s Bend Bar & Grill until further
notice. We are still looking for other venues if anyone has any ideas of place that
would welcome our club and have a separate room to host the meeting.
ZCAR Officer’s/Chairperson’s Reports
Treasurer’s Report
Beginning Balance
PayPal Account
Total Funds Available
Webmaster’s Report
Our club's Website had 399 unique visitors in July, 2013. That compares with 452 visitors in July 2012, and 656 visitors in July 2011. The ZCCA Website was the leading source for inbound links in July, followed by Facebook, and
then the Car Club Council of Virginia.
In terms of work done to the site, I revised the landing page so it now includes a countdown to Ztoberfest, along
with a link to the Ztoberfest registration. I also revised several of the scripts within the administrative area, for processing registrations and managing member-related data.
Membership Report
Scott Leake (member #2, and owner of a yellow 1972 240Z), renewed his Individual membership through the end
of 2014, taking advantage of the $10 discount offered for renewals concurrent with Ztoberfest registration.
Harold Hinson (member #155, and owner of a gold 1974 260Z), renewed his Family membership through the end
of 2014, taking advantage of the $10 discount offered for renewals concurrent with Ztoberfest registration.
ZCAR Birthday Report
Ellsworth Jackson Jr.
Sun., Sep. 8th
Evienne Calame
Mon., Sep. 9th
Yutaka Katayama
Sun., Sep. 15th
Chris Grigg
Wed., Sep. 18th
Chuck Pearson
Sun., Sep. 22nd
Ken Harmon
Tue., Sep. 24th
Old Business
Ztoberfest 2013
Ztoberfest as of now will be held at Sheehy Nissan on W. Broad St on October 13th
Sheehy donating $1500 (providing tables/grills). Matching Club funds $1500 for
remaining items as T-Shirts will cost around $1400 for 100 shirts, Flyers $250, Food
$500, and Magnets $350 for 100.
Trophy Breakdown:
240z-280z (1st - 3rd)
280zx (1st - 3rd)
Z31 300zx (1st - 3rd)
Z32 300zx NA (1st - 3rd)
Z32 300zx Turbo (1st - 3rd)
Z33 350z Coupe (1st - 3rd)
Z33 350z Roadster (1st - 3rd)
Z34 370z Coupe (1st - 3rd)
Z34 370z Roadster (1st - 3rd)
Infiniti (1st - 3rd)
Best in show
Diamond in the Rough
Dealers Choice
Furthest Distance
Plaque for the Dealer
The expenses were presented and accepted by the members attending the monthly
Monthly Meeting Night & Location:
Moving to a more visible location for our Monthly meeting still being discussed and
Upcoming Event’s
ZCAR April Club Meeting
Monday, September 16th, 2013 7pm
Address: 13283 Rivers Bend Boulevard, Chester, VA
Phone:(804) 530-9953
Cars and Coffee Richmond*
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 8 am - 4 pm
Boychik's Del
4024 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060
2nd Annual Kids Come First Car Show
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 8 am - 10 am
Quaker Steak and Lube
8000 W. Broad St. Richmond, Va
American Lemans Series*
October 5th
Address: 1245 Pine Tree Rd, Alton, VA 24520
Upcoming Event’s
ZCAR Annual Ztoberfest
Sheehy Nissan of Richmond
11401 W Broad St Richmond, VA 23233
(877) 600-4491
October 13th, 9am - 4pm
The 2013 Z Nationals will be held October 4th-6th.
Online registration will open in January 2013.
Z Nationals Meet & Greet at the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton GA.
Show, Dyno, Giveaways & much more at Z1 Motorsports followed by dinner &
Track Day at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, AL. Drive your Nissan or
Infiniti on a world class track!
Presented by:
Z Nationals is an annual event focused on the Nissan Z family. Z Nationals gives
you the opportunity to showcase your vehicle and participate in a variety of
activities for owners and enthusiasts alike. Everyone is welcome; however
only Z, Infiniti G, and GTR owners may participate in most of the events and be
eligible for awards, prizes, and giveaways.
Catherine Carter
Mark/Lorraine Meade
Michael Carter
Maggie & Willie Wilson
Chris Grigg
1st place with 30 points
2nd place with 27 points
3rd place with 20 points
4th place with 18 points
4th place with 18 points
Detailed and up-to-date standings for all members are at:

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