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Main Club Sponsors

Continental Nissan


Bennett Coachworks



Nov 3rd 2018 WCZC 42nd Birthday Party
Elections, Door Prizes and Slide Show
Glen Prairie Restaurant at 6:00PM

E-Vite has been sent out! Don't miss a great time!
This is a Pre Register event before Oct 26th!

October 16th-20th
National ZCON Event
Track time on Road Atlanta, Georgia!

(Click here for more info! Book your room early)

Oct 13th 2018 Chrome and Coffee at Iron Gate Motor Condo's
(Click here for a few more pics!)

Oct 6th 2018 Continental Nissan WCZC BBQ
(How about a few more pic's?)

How about Lou Costabile taking a video and interviewing our past Z President Ty's 300 Twin Turbo at the Iron Gate Motor Condo's
(Click here for the Youtube Link)
(Click here for Ty's 1980 Anniversery 280ZX Youtube Special)

Check out our latest Newsletter (click here)

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Try our Windy City Z Club Face Book Page?

(Check back often, watch our Facebook page or E-Vite for updates)

Check out this great story of the BEST Z!

(Grassroots Motorsports by David S. Wallens)

12 Cars That Raised the Bar for All Sports Cars

(Check out another story by David S. Wallens, click here!)

Check out the Car Mr. K designed but never built!
(Click here to read the story by Jason Torchinsky)

Check out the new Series JDM LEGENDS on the Velocity Channel

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

Oct 6th 2018 Continental Nissan BBQ

Check back for more pictures soon!

Cantigny Park Car Show Sept 16th 2018

Ty and Bill the big WINNERS!
(Click for a few more Photos from Jeff P.)

2018 Summer Fling Road Trip to the Laurent House
(Click here for some pics from Jim and Glenn)

2018 Dekalb County Barn Road Trip Tour
(Check here for a few pic's from this road trip)

2 members at the July 24th SCCA Track night at Blackawk Farms

Steve (no Z this time) and Glenn at the sold out track event!

July 20th Road America Historics

(Check out our WCZC Facebook page for more pic's)

July 10th Car Show in Plainfield, IL

(Check out the WCZC Facebook Page for more Pic's)

A few Z's at the June 19th SCCA Track night at Blackawk Farms

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

June 15th-16th Midwest Z Heritage, Nashville, IN
What a great (hot) time the members had!
(Check out some pic's from Glenn, click here)

May 19th Bennett Coachworks Open House
(Click here for a few more pic's from Walt)

May 6th 2018 WCZC General Meeting
Hardware Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery

April 8th 2018 WCZC General Meeting

Monday, February 12th 2018 Chicago Auto Show
Tony finding a ride home from the Auto Show during the snowstorm!
Click here for a few Pic's from the Nissan Pre-Media day

(How about some photos from Walt and Glenn on Monday night!)

November 4th WCZC Annual Birthday Party

Our prez Jeff congratulating our new VP of Activities
Walt Kreitling and his 2013 370Z!
See Walt below on the road trip to New Glarus
More pic's on our Facebook Page

Check out this link from Grassroots Motorsports of
Dave Scholz’s 1970 240Z

(click here for the Video)

Continental Nissan October Fest, Oct 7th 2017
(check Facebook page for photos)

Walt on the Road Trip to New Glarus Oct 1st 2017

(Check out the WCZC Facebook page for more pics!)

Glendale Heights Car Show Sept 17th, 2017
WCZC Sweeps the Import Class 1,2,3!

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

Westmont Import Car Show Aug 31 2017
(Click here for a few more Pic's)

Aug 26-27 2017
SCCA weekend at Autobahn Country Club
(Check back for pic's and Videos)

Saturday, Aug 19th at the Autobahn
(Perfect Day, click here for a few more Pics)

(How about some Pics from the Autobahn website)

Autobahn with Z's on the Track
(Check out a few Z's on the track from Ree)

2017 Cruisin 66 Burr Ridge Car Show
(Check out the WCZC Facebook page for Photos)

2017 Vintage Races at the Historic Road America
(Check out the WCZC Facebook page for Photos)

June 2017 ZCON Convention in Texas!

(Click here for pic's from Jeff and Allie)
(Click here for pic's from Carl and Judy)

Friday, June 16th 2017
Cantigny Car Show

(Click here for a few more Pic's)

Saturday, June 3rd 2017
Turtle Wax Tech Seminar in Addison

New Turtle Wax Products Available TODAY!
(Check out thier Web Site)
(For a few more pic's click here)

Just a few goodies thanks to our SPONSORS!

Lunch after the Turtle Wax Tech Session
(For a few more pic's click here)

May 18th-21st ZDayZ 2017

(Pic's from Jeff Click here!)

What a GREAT turnout with 38 members! Parking lot full of Z's.
Check out the photos of R200 Differentials being passed around in the parking lot.
(For a few more pic's click here!)

May 4th 2017 SCCA Track Night at
Blackhawk Farms Raceway

(Click here for a few more Pictures!)
(Click this link for a Video of a few Z's
at speed on the track!)

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

Lets welcome our new club sponsor

April Tech Session at Performance AFX
Saturday, April 22nd 2017

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 WCZC Shirts!

(Click here for information on placing an order)

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

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!!!

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!)

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"
Patches, Stickers, License Plate Frames $3.00 or 2 for $5.00

Check out Dave Jarvas's 240Z Blog Page!


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)


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)

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 Oct 16th, 2018

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