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.

Other cars

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.

More cars

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.

3 Judge

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

260C Coupe

(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

– Ray