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Old 04-06-2012, 04:09 PM   #31
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Hopefully both cars will be there
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:54 AM   #32
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

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"downtime with nothing to do" won't be a problem here
I concur. Visit www.arizonaguide.com and request a free tourist guide. This area offers something for everyone!

Also, if you register for Z-CON 2012 by the end of May you get a 5% discount.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #33
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

bummed i'll miss this.. gonna be in florida for work .. would have only been a 6-8 hour drive from vegas
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #34
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.. would have only been a 6-8 hour drive from vegas
I drive to Vegas from Phoenix twice a month. It is about a 5 hour drive - and beautiful scenery. Perhaps your work schedule will change. It is a very enjoyable drive and Z-Con should be great! I hope we get a lot of NV Z's!
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #35
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

I can't make this trip to ZCon this year, unfortunatly. Too far and not enough funds.
Just as well I imagine since it seems that most folks I talked to at ZDayZ last week are not going as well. Maybe that's why there were over 700 registered participants at the 2012 ZDayZ this year - most decided to take in ZDayZ rather than doing ZCon this year.
I think ZDayZ has superceded all other Z events as far as registered attendance goes.

I think I heard that the 2013 ZCon will be in the Northeast which means it should be very doable for me. I'll have to wait til then.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #36
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

I enjoyed the heck out of my time during ZDayZ and attendance was close. However, it did miss the ZCON (2010) attendance record by ~30 registrants. We also had a couple hundred non-registrant Z owners show up to spectate that year in addition to the registered folks.

Some folks won't do certain ZCONs just because they move around the country (by design, btw)...and for east US folks, Phoenix is really far away. I believe the majority of the ZDayZ folks were eastern U.S. so that wouldn't surprise me if some folks don't make it. It's much, much easier to hold an event in the same location year after year and get good attendance.

The ZCCA convention (ZCON) is and has been a new event every year though we try to keep part of the agenda consistent. Each year there's a different team hosting, different location, different venues. That's both a big part of the attraction for folks who like to drive their Z's and see different parts of the country...but it's also a detractor as well when folks have limited funds and vacation time. Gas prices certainly aren't going down and for us here in the eastern US it'll be a 3-day drive in many cases (one way).

Personally, I love ZDayZ, but every year I long to see a different part of the country and try new events and see different regions. I skip ZDayZ every now and then for that exact reason (bit of boredom and not wanting to go the same place over and over...). For me, that's where I see ZCON being attractive to those seeking to wear their tires on new roads, test out new tracks and generally just see an area they haven't yet.

The Desert Z gang hosting this year have a great event lined up...HPDE at Firebird Raceway, Nissan Testing Facility (with banked oval laps and skidpad area use for our autocross), a nice casino/hotel for the host hotel and a bunch of other events throughout the week.

This year is also the 25th Anniversary celebration for us so it'll be a special year with the likes of Peter Brock, Bob Sharp, Steve Millen, Randy Rodriguez, John Morton and others from Nissan past and present history there. Rumor has it several folks from Japan and Europe are also coming over to hang with us...

Nissan North America is planning something special as well - Innovation tent display and Project 370z (like ZDayZ) will be there, but we'll also have special car displays and some unique enthusiast offers for ZCON attendees.

Hit up the website - www.zcon.org - and pose any questions to the Desert Z convention team or those of us in the ZCCA at www.zcca.org. It'll be a good time.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #37
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Forgot to mention...I believe MSA has the record for most cars if memory serves...along with most registrants (over 900).
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:36 PM   #38
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

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I enjoyed the heck out of my time during ZDayZ and attendance was close. However, it did miss the ZCON (2010) attendance record by ~30 registrants. We also had a couple hundred non-registrant Z owners show up to spectate that year in addition to the registered folks.

Some folks won't do certain ZCONs just because they move around the country (by design, btw)...and for east US folks, Phoenix is really far away. I believe the majority of the ZDayZ folks were eastern U.S. so that wouldn't surprise me if some folks don't make it. It's much, much easier to hold an event in the same location year after year and get good attendance.

The ZCCA convention (ZCON) is and has been a new event every year though we try to keep part of the agenda consistent. Each year there's a different team hosting, different location, different venues. That's both a big part of the attraction for folks who like to drive their Z's and see different parts of the country...but it's also a detractor as well when folks have limited funds and vacation time. Gas prices certainly aren't going down and for us here in the eastern US it'll be a 3-day drive in many cases (one way).

Personally, I love ZDayZ, but every year I long to see a different part of the country and try new events and see different regions. I skip ZDayZ every now and then for that exact reason (bit of boredom and not wanting to go the same place over and over...). For me, that's where I see ZCON being attractive to those seeking to wear their tires on new roads, test out new tracks and generally just see an area they haven't yet.

The Desert Z gang hosting this year have a great event lined up...HPDE at Firebird Raceway, Nissan Testing Facility (with banked oval laps and skidpad area use for our autocross), a nice casino/hotel for the host hotel and a bunch of other events throughout the week.

This year is also the 25th Anniversary celebration for us so it'll be a special year with the likes of Peter Brock, Bob Sharp, Steve Millen, Randy Rodriguez, John Morton and others from Nissan past and present history there. Rumor has it several folks from Japan and Europe are also coming over to hang with us...

Nissan North America is planning something special as well - Innovation tent display and Project 370z (like ZDayZ) will be there, but we'll also have special car displays and some unique enthusiast offers for ZCON attendees.

Hit up the website - www.zcon.org - and pose any questions to the Desert Z convention team or those of us in the ZCCA at www.zcca.org. It'll be a good time.
Great post... Thanks!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #39
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

I would've liked to attend ZCON in GA, however military commitments over-ruled that one. I've been to ZDayZ 4x and I can truly tell you it's the best of the "mega Z meets". I've also attended Z1 Nationals and honestly, I was expecting more, or different. It was good seeing friends I would only see during ZDayZ. The Z owners I've talked to that attended ZCON in TN & GA say it's a slightly better than regional Z meet. I also like the fact that ZCON does move to different locals and having a new experience each time.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:01 AM   #40
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

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Forgot to mention...I believe MSA has the record for most cars if memory serves...along with most registrants (over 900).
What's MSA?
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:41 PM   #41
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

MSA = Motorsport Auto in CA...West Coast Nationals is their annual event.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:10 AM   #42
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

So would the innovation tent be at the hotel or at one of the events. Never been to zcon but seriously thinking about it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #43
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So would the innovation tent be at the hotel or at one of the events. Never been to zcon but seriously thinking about it.
Not sure the convention team knows that yet, but I'd wager it'll be at the car show given it's the "longest" event during convention week.
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Innovation tent?
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #45
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Piranha...they have a tent display under which they highlight Nissan technologies, have displays and screens for visitors. At zdayz a few weeks ago, they also had a couple cars in there and kiosks and gaming machines.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:44 AM   #46
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Nose to the grind stone time. Have to get 2 cars finished....wish me luck!
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

All set for Phoenix. This will be our first time to the West Coast, so excited to see that side of the country.
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

2 months away!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #49
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Getting close as ever. Should have the car up and running in 2-3 weeks!
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

my car's still sitting in my parking lot broke...
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

I hear that Fowler might be at Zcon this year
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Re: ZCON 2012 Phoenix, AZ Sept 18-23

Well I know what is going on my to do list..........

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