First a brief history on our inception, or a look at ‘Who’ we are: On Saturday Dec 8, 2012, a new Z Club was born at Stingrays Bar & Grill on West Esplanade in Kenner, Louisiana. The new club was named the “Gulf Coast Z Club” with its base being Louisiana, it also encompasses Mississippi and Alabama, and open for inclusion of other adjoining Gulf Region States. The Club is formed by Z enthusiasts who share a passion for the Z sports cars and a pride of ownership that goes beyond the limits of age groups or a particular focus. Our Group spans younger members in their late teens, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and even beyond.
So, as diverse in age groups as we are, what is it that brings us together successfully, and grows our club? What is the focus of the Gulf Coast Z Club?We are not a racing type club, a show type club, an age or gender based club, or a cultural type club. We are a club founded in our love of our Z cars – our pride in ownership, our passion for driving a superb sports car, an icon of the road that turns heads and brings nods of appreciation from other drivers, and to further promote the Z sports car to other like minded individuals. But most of all, it is the camaraderie of being with other Z enthusiasts, to enjoy a get together where one can see close up the history of the Z and compare original with new, to be able to discuss the details of a stock Z or a modified Z amongst ourselves and find answers to questions about our vehicles that help us maintain them mechanically or aesthetically. To promote all of this, we hold regular meetings that bring us together to discuss club particulars, cruises to enjoy driving our sports cars to different events and venues, tech shops to educate us further about our cars, as well as organize trips for major Z events such as ZATTACK in Nashville, Tennessee, ZDAYZ in Branson Missouri, or other conveniently located major events that are within a weekend’s drive from our club’s base location.
Our club is also a Member Club of the Z Car Club Association (ZCCA
) which holds many advantages to our club members such as discounts with various Z parts vendors, provides for insurance coverage for our events, national Z convention registration discounts, and being associated with a national organization with direct communication to Nissan North America just to name a few. So finally, why Gulf Coast Z Club? It is because it is essentially your club for your Z. That is our focus, our mission, and our goal. So, welcome Z owner to your club
. We hope to see you and our Z at our next meeting!
We found a list of production runs for early ‘Z’ cars, courtesy of Zparts.com, click here.