Norwell, MA (PressExposure) August 12, 2011 -- Recent visitors to Coastal Nissan at 109 Accord Drive in Norwell, Massachusetts caught more than a few "Zs" during the course of the Z Club of New England's Cruise Day.
The "Zs" in question refer to the name affectionately given to a line of sports cars issued by Nissan Motors since 1969, the first being the Datsun 240Z. On Sunday, July 31, more than 20 proud owners of newer and classic Z cars showed off their vehicles at the Norwell dealership.
"This was one of the best turnouts we've had for Z club cruise," said John Jeffery, president of the Z Car Club of New England. "We had a nice selection of Z cars on display, from the original 240Zs to the new 370Zs."
In addition to owners showing off their "rides", the event included a cruise through the South Shore town of Hingham, topped off by a stop on Turkey Hill. Following the ride, the group met at Not Your Average Joe's in Norwell for lunch.
"What sets a Z car owner apart from other sports car owners," said Jim Della Volpe, a Z Club of New England member and the proud owner of a 2006 350Z. "is that we are not necessarily mechanics or gearheads or that we all own one model or generation of these cars but rather our common love of Z cars, their history and the way they drive."
According to Wikipedia, "The Z-car is a series of sports cars manufactured by Nissan Motors Ltd. The original Z was sold in October 1969 in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and was exported as the Datsun 240Z. Since 2009 Nissan has manufactured the newest Z, the 370Z... Nissan Z cars currently hold the record for the best selling sports car series of all time with over 2 million cars sold."
"The Z cars are truly a phenomenon. Customers may walk onto our lot looking for an SUV for their family or maybe a van for their business, but you'd be surprised how many of those folks ask what we have for Z cars on the lot," said Tom Norton, owner of Coastal Nissan. "We're thrilled with the turnout for this Z cruise and look forward to hosting another, probably this fall."
To learn more about the Z-Car Club of New England, visit http://www.zccne.org.. For information on all Nissans, including the new Z cars, visit http://www.coastalnissan.com or go to Coastal Nissan's showroom at 109 Accord Drive in Norwell, off Route 3's exit 14 for a test drive.
For more information on Coastal Dealerships Group, please visit http://www.coastaldealerships.com.