Saturday, May 15, 2010

Turn Z: 40 Years of the Nissan Z at the Sonoma Historics

Turn Z, Celebrating 40 Years of the Nissan Z Car
at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

In Association With the Z Owners of Northern California and Motoring J Style

For immediate release. April 21st, 2010 – Sonoma, California – The Z Owners of Northern California (ZONC) and Motoring J Style are proud to announce “Turn Z”, a celebration of the 40thAnniversary of the Nissan Z Car and Japanese motoring culture at large, which will take place at Infineon Raceway during the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on Sunday, June 6th, 2010.
Race fans are encouraged to visit the ZONC/Motoring J Style display at Turn 7, which will welcome all Japanese car enthusiasts, with a special focus on the 40th anniversary of the Nissan Z Car.

Race fans can expect more than 50 Zs on display, as well as more than 100 Japanese classics in the area designated as "Turn Z". There will be several categories for judging by ZONC, with prizes going to owners of selected cars.

In addition to the festivities at Turn Z, sports car racing legend John Morton will be in attendance, competing with several cars in Sunday’s historic races. Z fans will be thrilled to see Morton, the man who famously won the 1970 & 1971 SCCA C-Production National Championships in Peter Brock’s BRE Datsun 240Z, as well as countless other victories for Nissan.
“We are delighted to be involved with this spectacular event,” said Tiffini Clark, President of ZONC. “It is a distinct honor for us as Japanese car enthusiasts to be recognized at the premier historic motorsports gathering in the United States.”

Attendees can purchase their discounted ticket and spot on Turn Z for $35 at this website. The password to use after linking to the website is “zonc”.

You can also enjoy a lap of the track at the end of the day with a $15 donation to Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of Infineon Raceway.

The Z Owners of Northern California is one of the oldest Z Car clubs in the nation, embracing all enthusiasts of Datsun and Nissan automobiles. ZONC is an active club with hundreds of members engaged in many aspects of the car hobby, from shows to driving tours to historic racing and track days. In existence since 1972, ZONC today carries on the tradition for an entire new generation of Z drivers.

Motoring J Style is dedicated to Japanese car culture at large, a product of Marin County residents and car enthusiasts David and Martin Swig. The Swigs have been Japanese car enthusiasts since Martin acquired a Datsun dealership in 1969, shortly before the original Datsun 240Z hit the streets. They also organize the annual California Mille historic sports car tour.
The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon Raceway, June 5-6, is a true celebration of the Wine Country and historic racecars. Nearly 400 historic cars will grace the road course, including machines from Porsche, Ferrari, Corvette and Lotus. Race fans will also be treated to the Wine Country Pavilion, featuring some of the best food and wine from Sonoma and Napa, headlined by notable Bay Area chef Victor Scargle. For more information about the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, please visit

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