If you think of catching a few Zs during the summer, it more often than not refers to a nap, typically on the beach or in a backyard hammock. Recent visitors to Coastal Nissan, located 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 offer their vehicles at the Norwell dealership.
“This was one of the best turnouts we’ve had for Z cruises,” said John Jeffries, president of the Z Club of New England. “We had a real wide variety 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 throughout 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.
“The Z car owner is a little different than other sports cars,” said Jim Della Volpe, a Z Club of New England member and the proud owner of a 2006 350Z. “Z car owners are not necessarily mechanics or gearheads. We come from all walks of life and we have one thing in common, a love of Z cars.”
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 www.zccne.org.. For information on all Nissans, including the new Z cars, visit 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.
About Coastal Dealerships Group
For more than 10 years, the Coastal Dealerships Group has not only made looking for a new or pre-owned automobile easy…but fun. Coastal Nissan, located at 109 Accord Drive in Norwell, and Coastal Auto Center, located at 742 Cushing Highway in Cohasset, and Coastal Volkswagen, which will be opening soon at One Saturn Drive in Hanover, offer first-rate customer service and professionalism, with no pressure sales and straightforward, bottom-line pricing–including fair trade-ins every time.
For more information on Coastal Dealerships Group, please visit www.coastaldealerships.com.