Reminder: ZCon 2014, August 5-9

ZCon 2014

ZCon 2014 is coming up soon, and this year the organizers have a lot of great thing planned. First and foremost, you should know that this is not a Z-only gathering. While Zs from 240 to 370 are definitely a large part of the festivities, the organizers have plans to include Nissans and Datsuns of all stripes. 

The week-long celebration of the Z takes place in San Diego this year, and is a 27-year tradition of the Z Car Club of America. You can see the full calendar here, but highlights will include:

  • A judged car show on Thursday for Zs of all generations. This gives owners a shot at the famed Gold Cup, an award that has been given out about a dozen times in ZCon’s 27-year history.
  • A Thursday night dinner reception that welcomes Yoshiko Matsuo, designer of the 240Z, Toshio Yamashita, designer of the Z32 300ZX, and Randy Rodriguez, designer of the 370Z.
  • Matsuo-san will unveil a very special custom Z, a design that he intended for the original S30 Fairlady Z.
  • A Friday tour of Nissan’s La Jolla, California design studio
  • A People’s Choice Nissan/Datsun/Infiniti car show on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium. Awards there will be given in the following categories:
    • Datsun 240 to 280Z
    • Datsun Roadster
    • Datsun 510
    • Datsun Truck
    • Datsun 610/710/810
    • Datsun B210
    • Nissan Sentra
    • Nissan Truck
    • Nissan SUV
    • Nissan Maxima
    • Nissan 200 to 280ZX
    • In additon, the three aforementioned gentlemen will each choose 2 winners, one for the car they were responsible for designing (ie, Matsuo-san will choose his favorite 240Z), and one for their favorite car in general at the show.

Registration can be done here at the ZCon website. See you there!


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3 Responses to Reminder: ZCon 2014, August 5-9

  1. Ken S. says:

    If one is tired from all the showings and awards, don’t forget that on Saturday, there’s a Zcon autoX at the West lot, happening around the same time as the people’s choice show. I’ll be volunteering as well as driving, hope to see some JNC’ers there!

  2. Michael McDonald says:

    Once again the 410 and 411 versions are ignored!

  3. Dave says:

    I’ll be in San Diego that weekend, so I can make some of the Saturday events! I think the NDA tour is by raffle, however 🙁 Still, this’ll be fun and I can’t wait!

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