Spring is HERE!
Bring that Z Car to one of our many events!

Keep checking back as we add and finalize our Z events for 2017

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Main Club Sponsors

Continental Nissan


Bennett Coachworks


McGrath Nissan


May 4th 3:00PM-9:00PM
Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Track Night for the WCZC?
(Watch for E-Vite if interested)

Join us for our Z General Meeting at 5 PM at
Grove Sand Club Sports Bar and Grill
1211 Butterfield Rd. Suite B, Downers Grove, IL 60515
The club gets together to have an informal meeting
discuss club events for the upcoming year!
(Watch for the E-Vite)


April/May 2017
Spring Fling
(Date and Time TBD)

May 2017
Turtle Wax Tech Seminar?
(Date and Time TBD)

May 18th-21st
ZDayZ 2017
This is a southeast regional event for Datsun/Nissan Z-car, Infiniti G35/G37, and GTR enthusiasts. The main focus of ZDayZ is driving, but there are plenty of activities for all attendees. Click on the link below for examples of some of the past events we have hosted at ZDayZ along with the current schedule

(Click here for all the info)

Saturday, June 3rd
Turtle Wax Tech Seminar
(Time TBD, Check back often)

May 31-June 3 2017
(Click here for updated info)

June 20-24 2017
Plan that trip to Austin, TX for ZCON 2017 now!
Early Bird pricing expires on April 1st, 2017

(Registration is open, E-Vite sent out, Click here for updates)

June 30th 2017
Downers Grove Import Night Car Show
Join the club as we gather together and show our Z's
(Watch for E-Vite with updated info)

July 20th - 23rd 2017
Vintage Races at the Historic
Road America

July 21th - 23rd 2017
Midwest Heritage Fest
The Great Lakes Z Club is honored to host this year's show. The main event on Saturday will be held at the Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway. A 3/8 mile high banked oval speedway. MZH attendees will have track time included. Grudge match wheel to wheel with club mates or timed solo laps. E-Vite has been sent out!

Aug 3rd 2017
Westmount Car Show
Get there early to line up with other Z's
(Watch for E-Vite)

Joint event with the St. Louis Z Club
(Time and Date TBD)

(Check back often and watch our Facebook page for updates)

Lets welcome our new club sponsor

April Tech Session at Performance AFX

Chrome and Coffee at Iron Gate Motor Condo's
Past event Saturday, April 8th
How many Z's under the covers?
(Click here for a few more photos)

2017 March WCZC General Meeting
(Click here for a few more pics)

2017 Chicago Auto Show
(Click here for some Pic's from Walt)
(How about a few more pictures from Lee W.)

January 29th 2017 Prezidents Night Out
Photos of dinner at DOC's in our private room!

(Click here for more pics)

How about we start the new year of with a little
Z history! Click on the images below:

to our new 2017 Newsletter Editor
Jim Koolish and his 1982 280ZX

Check out our new men and women
WCZC Club Shirts below
Front logo's will be included with option's
Pick up orders at our April General Meeting!

Click here for official club shirt order form!
Click here for mens size and detail chart!
Click here for womens size and detail chart!
For non-official shirts click here!


Check out our latest Newsletter (click here)

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Press and hold the Shift key and left-click the Reload button or
Press "Ctrl + F5" or Press "Ctrl + Shift + R" for Windows or Linux
Press "Command + Shift + R" for a MAC

Try our Windy City Z Club Face Book Page?

Interested in what the WCZC has been doing
the past 5 years?
Check out our "Past Activities" here!


Nov 12th 2016 Iron Gate Motor Condo Meet
(Click here for a few more pics of the event)

2016 WCZC Birthday Party
(Click here for a few more pics from Glenn & Jeff)

2016 Fall Fling Z Drive to New Glarus, WI

(Click here for a few more pics)

2016 Continental Nissan OctoberFest!
Thanks for an Excellent Lunch and club gathering!

(Click here for a few more pic's of the event)

2016 luncheon at Starved Rock
(Click here for a few more pics from Jeff)

September, 2016 Cantigny Car Show

(Click here for a few more pics from Jim)

2016 Myasthenia Gravis Fundraiser

(Click here for a few more pic's from Jim K)

2016 Roadtrip to Starved Rock with Picnic at Keith & Ree's!

(Click here for a few pic's from the event. A beautiful day!)
(How about a YouTube video Larry put together, just click here)

2016 Z Car National Convention Toronto, Canada

Lots of Pictures if you have the time!
Click here for Pics from the Canadian Tire Motorsport Track
Click here for Pics from the Judged Z Car Show at the Hotel
Click here for Pics from the People's Choice Z Car Show
Click here for Pics from our Member Marlene's Camera
Click here for a few more Misc Pic's of ZCON 1016
Click here for a VIDEO of a 370Z on the track at Speed!

Let's welcome our newest sponsor "Hagerty Insurance!"
What's that Z really worth? Click below

Check the Classified Ad's link for used parts & Z's for sale!!!

1981 280ZX Turbo with 47,000 miles

1985 Mint 300Z just added to clasified!

1975 DATSUN 280Z 2+2 SPORTS COUPE sells for 49,500.00
at Scottsdale Auction (Click here for more info)

How about a 370Z running around Road America at a
Midwest Council Sports Car Club HPDE event!

Ever drive your Z on a real RACE TRACK?
(Click here to check out TRACKNIGHT!)

Have you seen the 240Z - 370Z Challenge?
(Click here for the youTube Video)

Seen what Nissan is up to Lately-CLICK HERE!

How about some Nissan Racing-CLICK HERE!

Click here to check out the new
Nissan Heritage Collection Website?

The DATSUN Brand in RUSSIA (Click here!)

See more of the Delta Wing Nissan below!

Keep an EYE on The Z Car Club Association
(Click this link for the ZCCA)

Datsun Gen One EFI Delivery System

Hello, Larry Klem here, I wanted to share a unique plug & play product offering for our beloved Z Cars. I initially made one of these systems for my personal car and after running this custom setup on my 77’ 280Z for a year now I have to say am very happy with it! I’ve had so many inquiries about the set up, we decided to do a limited production run. If interested please contact:
Larry Klem 1219 Golf Lane Wheaton Il. 60189
Office: 630.949.8802 Fax: 331.806.3583 E-Mail: LPKlem@FleetGPSsolutions.com

How about a trip in a 1977 280Z across Route 66!
(Click here for a Video)

Check out Jay Leno's Garage
Just updated with Sung Kang Sept 5th 2016
(Jay drives a 240Z - Click here!)

Order your Z accessories today: email Ty at "tmo212@aol.com"
Shirts, Patches, Stickers, License Plate Frames $3.00 or 2 for $5.00

SCARAB just sold for $17,000.00!
Who was at Bennett Coachworks a few years back and heard it run???

Thursday, July 21st 2016 Westmont Cruise Night
(Click here for a few more photo's)

July 15th -17th
Brian Redman-Hawk Vintage Races and Show at
"ROAD AMERICA" Elkart Lake, WI
(Click here for a few more photo's)

July 8th - 10th 2016 Dublin, Ohio
ZROC hosts the Midwest Z Heritage-Track day at Mid-Ohio!

All WCZC Members in attendance won a Trophy!
(New pics just posted. Click here to see all the Z's and Monkeys)

How about a few members at the SCCA Track Night at BFR
How about a ride around Blackhawk in Larry's 280Z
(Click here for a link to Youtube)

June 11th, 2016 Spring Fling Z Trip down Route 66
A perfect day with 12 Z's driving 300 miles on some great roads!

(Click here for a few more pic's from Glenn & Tracy)

May 28th Lisle Car Show
(Click here for a few more pic's from Lee)

May 14th WCZC Tech Session at
Performance AFX

(Click here for a few more pic's)

Sunday, May 15th WCZC General Meeting

(Click here for a few more pics)


April 30th Clinic with TURTLE WAX

Check out the Goodie Bag all WCZC members brought home!
(Click here for a few more pictures)

(Click here to meet Larry Klem)

April 10th Z Club General Meeting

March 13th Z Club General Meeting

(Click here for a few more pic's)

WCZC Meet at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

(Click here for a few more Pic's)

Media Day at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan knows what winter is in Chicago, Keep the Z in the Garage!
(Click here for a few more Pic's)

WCZC Congratulates Jeff Pleiter as our new Z President
Lets all thank Ty for his past 14 years in the position!
(Note Jeff's tie with the matchbox Z!)
Photos of our Annual Birthday Party below
(Click here for a few more photos)

Oct 3rd Octoberfest at Continental Nissan
(Click here for a few more Pics)

2015 Fall Fling to New Glarus, Wisconsin
(A few girls with the WCZC! Click here for a few more pics)

September 19th at Bennett Coachworks
(Click here for a few more Pic's)

September 20th Cantigny Car Show
(Click here for more shots from Lee, Jim & Glenn)

September 13th WCZC Picnic at Smart Oaks Park
(Click here for a few more Pic's)

Aug 15th 2015 Z's in the Woods Picnic/Party!
Hosted by Dave and Barb from the Indy Z Car Club

(Click here for more pics of a great party)
(How about a few pics of the Z's in the woods!)
(Z Girl videos will be uploaded soon!)

2015 WCZC Z Car Convention Winners!

What a great time it was! Click below for some pics!
(Opening and Closing Banquets at the Hilton)
(Z Car show on Beale Street Friday)
(Z Peoples Z Show at JetPort Airport Saturday)
(Members and Z Lovers checking out Memphis!)

Memphis International Raceway Trackday!

(Click for more pics from the track)
(370Z 6 Speed ST Running 13.8 101MPH 1/4 Mile)
(Parade Laps with All Z's on Track)
(Hot Laps Chasing a 370 Nismo)

Check back as more photos are uploaded!
New photos by Bill O'Connell
Sud's and Shine photos by Lee
Car Show photos_a by Lee
Car Show photos_b by Lee
Car Show photos_c by Lee
Awards Banquet photos by Lee
A Few pics from Jim Koolish
(Click here to access the MZH Sponsorship page)

May 9th Spring Fling Road Trip to Kankakee

(Click here for a few pics from Walt)
(Click here for a few pics from Jim K)

Check out Dave Jarvas's 240Z Blog Page!

May 2nd Car Show at Bridgeview Sports Dome
(How about some pics from our member Walt)
  (Click here for a few more pics from Glenn)

April 4th 2015 WCZC General Meeting

At last a couple Z's make the meeting!
(Click here for a few more pics)

Feb 28th Road Trip to Bennett Coachworks
(Click here to see a real Scarab Z at Bob's shop!)

Mr. K, (Yutaka Katayama) Datsun pioneer and father
of the Z car, dies at 105 years of age!
(Autonews link to Mr K here)
(Racer.com link to Mr K here)
(Wall Street Journal link to Mr K here)

Feb 16th 2015 Chicago Auto Show
It's time our Prez Ty bought a roadster!
Did he "JUMP" the fence to touch the Z?
(Click here for a few more pic's of the group)


A few early pic's from the Chicago Auto Show
How about the first look at a Nismo Roadster!
(Interested in the Nissan Press Conference?)
(Just Click here for a few more before Monday)

Congrats to 2014 Formula DRIFT Champion
Chris Forsberg and his 370Z

Look what Tom & Sharon found under their Tree


Thanks Stan for tracking this down! Did you win?
(Click here for more info on the GAME)

What a year 1972 was! A lightly tuned Datsun 240Z paces the USAC Champ car California 500
race at Ontario Motor Speedway-The first major race paced by a Z car!
The father of the Z car, Nissan president Yutaka Katayama (Mr K) presented the car personally
and 50 SoCal Datsun dealers took delivery of one replica car each and followed reigning
USAC NationalChampion Joe Leonard on a parade lap of the late, lamented 2.5-mile speedway!
(Credit to Frank Markus-Motor Trend Classic, 2014)

If a member of the WCZC locates a replica let me know, I might have room in my garage!

Thanks for the update Bill (WCZC Treasurer for LIFE)

Feb 8th 2015 WCZC General Meeting at Buona Beef
(Click here for a few more pic's)

Jan 11th WCZC General Meeting at Buona Beef

2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo!

Would you like a brochure on the new 370Z (click below)


 Like to read a few articals about the new 370Z?

Overview.pdf or Shift.pdf or Specs.pdf



The new 2009 370Z


Plan to attend the next monthly meeting of the club
at Fuddruckers May 3rd at 6pm

Check out the Video of Peter Brock of BRE testing the new 370Z

Getting tired of seeing the same Z Photo all the time.
Web Site Images Needed

Want to put your Z on the Web Site. Yes that's right, your car

can be featured in the "Members Z's" section or one of the photos on the home page. Just send your

Pictures and a brief description of your Z to:

All Datsun and Nissan photos invited
General Informationglennsz

The Windy City Z Club was founded in 1975 by a group of people dedicated to enjoying their passion for the Datsun Z Car. The first enthusiasts were mainly amateur racers who spent their weekends racing their Z Cars. As the club grew, Datsun evolved into Nissan and the Z Car evolved through five generations. New members brought in new and varied interests, and club events expanded to include rallies, road trips, car shows, tech sessions and social events.


The Windy City Z Club is a group of Z Car enthusiasts drawn mainly from the Chicago land Area, but includes active members from the surrounding states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana , and a few from farther states as well. Membership is open to anyone owning or interested in the Datsun/Nissan Z Car.


So feel free to explore the rest of the site for articles and photos of past events, a calendar of future events, club members cars and a new members manual of typical events and the advantages of Windy City Z Club (WCZC) membership.


Updated April 26th, 2017

If you have problems with any of these web pages, please contact the WCZC Webmaster, Glenn Johnson at: