Everything looked good for this excursion. Great weather with a mild breeze and no rain. It was decided (due to logistics) not to have a convoy , but everyone who attended had a good run to the venue with fairly light , smooth flowing traffic . Only one member of the constabulary was noted.
Ample space had been provided for the Z Car group – so parking was effortless. All the Zedders had polished and detailed their vehicles to perfection – so the judges were going to have to make some difficult choices for The Z Car “Show and Shine”.
Over two hundred vehicles were on display and a very large number of motor bikes – all immaculately prepared. Various stalls were available, selling everything from spare parts to food and beverages as well as a remote control car display, the jet engine display (groan!) and a helicopter flight overhead.
A live band added some impetus to the proceedings and free skin cancer checks were provided by a group of Doctors – if you didn’t mind the wait.
The cars on display were quite varied and included Buicks, Pontiacs, MGs, Studebakers, Porsches and a brace of antiquated Fords, Chevrolets , hot rods and even an antiquated “woody”. There was a reasonable number of Zedders and their guests – eighteen in total, but car numbers were down from last year – with only eleven vehicles on show.
However, despite the limited numbers, the Z Car display attracted a significant amount of attention from the public.
The weather was definitely starting to warm up – so Jamie unpacked the Z Car corporate tent and with some help from other Zedders had it erected to provide a more comfortable area for the attending members.
In the interim, Terry and Ray carried out the judging for the Z Car Club Show and Shine for 2017. Finding that there were no available chairs inside the room that was used for the trophy presentations in 2016 – it was decided to hold the presentation ceremony outside.
There were two presentation ceremonies in 2017. One for “Best in class” vehicles (Z Car Sydney Show and Shine) and the other awards based on the point scores collated by Jamie (Point Score Officer) during 2017.
Best in Class
260Z Brad Twyman
260Z 2+2 Terry Stevens
300 Z31 Barry Godfrey
280Z Corey Smith
350 Z Craig Tebbet
300ZX Z32 TT Courtney Marsh
240Z (Highly mod) Darren Hill
370Z John Wakeling
(Best Display vehicle) Jamie Gigg
Point Score Awards
Club Champion Trophy 2017
(Award dedicated to Les Hampson) Ray Marsh
Distinction pennant Jamie Gigg
Credit pennant Robyn Marsh
Merit pennant Barry Godfrey