I made a slide show of the ZROC Crew at the Columbus International Auto Show. It includes some pictures of the 370Z and GT-R from Nissan’s display. I hope you enjoy it.


Lee’s Nissan Z Roadster turned out to be a show stopper. It’s also quite a chick magnet. ( A Z chick magnet that is.) More women gravitated to this car than any of the other cars. Many of them remarked that they would love to have a car like this. Here is a hint for Nissan: You might want to consider this when designing and marketing your cars. I’m sure there’s a way you can figure out how to get more women into the drivers seat if you put them into a roadster.

Of course it could also have a lot to do with the shine on this car. Check out the reflections:


One family that visited the ZROC area had a little boy about three feet tall who walked around the car several times watching his reflection in the car. It was really cute to watch.

Earlier, a young girl, all dressed in pink with a pony tail, walked into the center of the ZROC space, stopped to look around, spotted Lee’s car and grabbed her father by the hand to drag him over to the car. Truly this young lady is a Z Chick in the making.

A few more pics of Lee’s Roadster:





Still to come, pictures of the 370Z and the GT-R.

I got into the convention center before the doors opened this morning. I came in early just to see if they would unlock the GT-R for me so I could get some pictures. The staff working over at the Nissan display are a really great bunch of friendly, accomadating folks, so I will have some pictures for you tonight or tomorrow of the GT-R and more of the 370Z as well as our club cars.

This morning has been pretty busy and we have been enjoying some great stories from other current and former Z owners. A lot of the older folks go for the Datson Z’s with that far away look in their eyes. Most of them recalling their youth and their first Z car. The younger set naturally gravitates to the newer cars. They’re more attracted to the idea of twin turbos and four whell disk brakes.

Last night, Jim and I watched a man from several yards away, walking towards the ZROC area with his eyes fixated on the Datson Roadster we have on disply. He was aman on a mission. Jim and I joked about it while we watched him approach. There are Z lovers and then there are those of us who freely admit we have the sickness. At ZROC, we understand you. Hope to “Z” you here sometime today. We would really like to hear your stories. You can also follow me on Twitter (@merrycricket) I will be posting a few picks through out the day.

I have a ton of pictures. These are just a few of them. All of the cars pictured here belong to members of the Z and Roadster Owners Club (ZROC). I have pictures of the new Nissan 370Z and the GT-R for you. If you check my flickr pics in the sidebar, you will find a picture of me in the 370Z. I think I look pretty good in it even if it isn’t my favorite color. 🙂



That’s enough for tonight. I’ll have more tomorrow. Plus I will be at the show all day tomorrow. Stop by the ZROC area right beside the Nissan display along the north wall of the convention center. If you have a Z story, we want to hear it.

At the auto show, the ZROC club is displaying multiple Z cars that best cover the history of the Z car. In 1984, Nissan issued a special edition 300ZX Turbo to celebrate 25 years. One of our members, Todd, has his on display. Todd is here tonight along with his car. Stop by and talk to our club members.

This is a test post from my cell phone. I will be live from The Columbus International Auto Show at 3pm today. Stop by the Nissan display and say hello. You can also follow my tweets: http://twitter.com/merrycricket
I will also be there from 11 am to 7pm on Saturday. Come see the history of the Nissan Z!

OK, I have my schedule set for when I’ll be at the Columbus Auto Show. Feel free to come by the ZROC display on Friday any time between 3 and 7pm. Or on Saturday between 11am and 7pm. Hopefully, I will be able to do a little live blogging from the show in between meeting and talking to other Nissan Z enthusiasts. The ZROC crew and cars will be along the north wall of the Convention Center near the Nissan dealers diplay.  I hope you will stop by and introduce yourself. Z you there!