This weekend is the Arthritis Foundation’s Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In and ZROC, of course, will be there. I finally got my rear brake calipers rebuilt last week so I will have the Girlie Z there. General admission is only $10.00 and children under 12 are free so it’s not a bad deal for the family and you will be supporting a worthy cause.

I will be twittering and possibly making a post or two from the show. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

I was pretty busy last month working on PodCamp Ohio and so didn’t really have a whole lot of time to post here, but the bonus is I was gifted with a Kodak Zi6 as a thank you for my work! You can look forward to better pictures of events and video! Woo Hoo!

Now, a note about those rear brake calipers….

I own four (count them FOUR) repair manuals. One of which is the official service manual for my car and NONE of them tell you some fairly specific information you need to know when working on the rear brakes for this car. First is getting the parking brake disconnected and subsequently re-connected. Second is putting on the new piston seal. Need to know these things? Email me and I can walk you through it.


The ZROC crew participated in this years Arthritis Foundation Auto Show. Jim Corbett from ZROC took 1st place in the Nissan – Datson class. Congratulations Jim! The rest of us had a great time talking to the show visitors about our cars. We may have picked up a couple new members among the guests. As usual, we brought our canopies and coolers showed how ZROC rolls! I can’t tell you how much fun it is just to be around such a great group of Z enthusiasts.

Because it was for a good cause, I cleaned up the Girlie Z and entered her into the show, knowing I wasn’t going to win anything. My car is what I call a work in progress and is pretty far from being in arms reach of a trophy but getting there is part of the adventure. It was nice to meet some other female Z lovers while I was there. I had a wonderful conversation with a woman that onced owned an 86 300ZX like mine. She said she loved to drive it and really misses it. Maybe after today she will consider another Nissan. If you live in the Central Ohio area and you have the Z sickness, please join us! We would love to have you!

Me with the Girlie Z

Me with the Girlie Z