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18th Annual Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals!

 
Friday - Sunday, April 26-28, 2013
 
18th Annual Show Awards
 
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Awards!
 
We ran into a number of technical difficulties in creating this simple gallery of the winning Z's and their happy owners, but were finally able to fix the problems and post them here. Congratulations to all!
 
Awards Gallery (Sunday 2pm):  Large (Flash)  |  Standard
 
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
 
The 2013 Z-Car West Coast Nationals Review
The 18th Annual Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show was a great example of why we all love Z-Cars. The quality of the cars was excellent, and partially completed projects proved just as interesting as those that were finished! Whether you're more interested in restored Z gems, or custom concept Z's, there was plenty to look at and ideas to discuss with willing participants.
 
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
 
Once again for this year, the images are in order of time, as if you showed up for the Kick-Off party on Friday night, and stayed through the big show awards on Sunday afternoon. We had three different photographers at different times, and while our main photographer is freelance, he is a Z-Enthusiast, and took images of whatever caught his eye. So some cars might have more angles than others, depending on what stood out to each photographer. Hopefully this matches what you would do if you walked the street at the Nationals. We tried to catch all of the Z's at least in some way. Even with almost 900 photographs below (not including the awards), we still didn't catch every cool engine, interior, body creation, or perfect stock restoration, but hope you enjoy some of them through our photographer's eyes. We'll let you review the show images out for a time, you can decide on your own favorites, and we'll post the award winners, and as many of their Z's as we were fast enough to catch.
 
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
 
Please note that each gallery below has around 300 images, so they may take a minute to load initially, depending on your internet connection and network traffic. Each will open in a new window. The Standard galleries are recommended for slower connections or smaller monitors/resolutions (below 1024x768). Adobe Flash is required for the large galleries, which will take longer to load. If the first image doesn't show up immediately, please be patient. The Flash galleries also have automatic slideshow controls on the bottom right of the screen.
 
18th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
 
The 2013 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Image Galleries!

Gallery One (Friday 7pm - Sunday 10:30am)Large (Flash)  |  Standard

Gallery Two
(Sunday 10:30am - Sunday 12pm):  Large (Flash)  |  Standard


Gallery Three
(Sunday 12pm - Sunday 2pm):  Large (Flash)  |  Standard

Awards Gallery
(Sunday 2pm):  Large (Flash)  |  Standard

 
  The First Annual Motorsport Auto Z-Car Show Ride Along!  
 
The First Annual (2013) Motorsport Z-Car Show Ride Along!
 
While we're new to taking our own video, we did take a camera down Collins Avenue on Sunday for the first annual Z-Car Show Ride Along. Our first video attempt didn't come out great, but if you've never been to the show, you'll get a perspective you've never had of what it's like at the Nationals.



Just in case you missed them, you can now check out the more extensive videos from the 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show in the 17th Annual Review below!

 

 

 

17th Annual Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Video

 
  17th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals HD Video  
17th Annual Motorsport Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
Part 1 - The Street

 
This short video shows only a very small portion of the hundreds of awesome Z's that were there on the final day of the Nationals, the Back To The Streets Z exhibition, on Sunday, April 29, 2012, on Collins Avenue in Orange, California.
 
 
  17th Annual Z-Car West Coast Nationals HD Video  
17th Annual Motorsport Z-Car West Coast Nationals Car Show!
Part 2 - The Awards

 
This video shows the full awards presentation, followed by the award winning Z's themselves (Just want to see the cars? Skip to 27.56). The main class awards were voted on by others registered in the same class. The "best of" awards were voted on by Sport Z Magazine (now a part of Grassroots Motorsports). So many put in so much time and love into their cars, we wish they all could win trophies.
 

17th Annual West Coast Nationals Review & Car Show Images!

 
Your 2012 Award Recipients
  

2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Award Winners!

The Z-Car West Coast Nationals is all about loving the cars, not winning awards... But it is still fun to win! In our survey before the "Back To The Street" Show, there were almost as many votes for just enjoying the cars without the awards, as there were votes for keeping the awards. So while we are a bit late in posting the awards (please accept our apologies), here are your 2012 Show Awards Winners! The Galleries first display all of the Award Recipients (Congratulations to all). Then, the Award Winning Z's, by model, in no particular order (they are all winning Z's!). Remember that the class winners were decided by peer voting (other entrants in the same class), and the overall category winners were decided by Nissan Sport Magazine.

The Flash gallery (Adobe Flash Player required) is an automated slideshow. Note the slideshow controls at the bottom right corner of the gallery window (the slideshow is turned OFF by default, click the "play" button to start, or browse manually). Hold the mouse over part of the image to see the caption for that image. You may also click the question mark in the slideshow controls to show this information all the time (Recipient names/etc.).

Be sure to go all the way to the final images for a special "Best Of Show" tribute from your Motorsport team...


The 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Awards!

Awards Gallery
(Sunday 2pm)Large (Flash)  |  Standard





The 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals!

2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Picture Review

The 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals was a great "return to the roots" for the car show. Many had expressed their desire to have the show back on the street where it all began, that it was more "intimate", and just seemed fitting for the Z. For the first Z-Car West Coast Nationals since 2009, and the first on the street since 2006, it was a great turnout.

For the images taken of the show this year, we decided to give you the whole experience by timeline, as if you showed up for the Kick-Off party on Friday night, and stayed through the big show awards on Sunday afternoon. The first 81 images of the 311 in Gallery One below are of the Friday and Saturday events (Z's at the Kickoff, Z's at the Dyno, etc). From the start of the Sunday show at image 82 all the way through the end of Gallery 2, over 540 images later, are all car show images! We tried to catch all of the Z's there in some way, and hope you enjoy them.

As far as the Car Show, the first Gallery shows the Sunday morning earlybird lineups (around 7am) and some of the first cars on the street (just before 9am). The second Gallery starts with the "end of the line" of cars waiting to get on the street (just before 10am), and stays on the street right up to the start of the award presentations. We'll let you check the show images out for a short time, and you can decide on your own favorites. Then we'll post the winners, and as many of their Z's as we were able to capture.

Note that the galleries are quite large, and may take a minute to load depending on your internet connection and network traffic. If no image shows up to start, please be patient, as each gallery has over 300 images!


The 2012 Motorsport Auto Z-Car West Coast Nationals Image Galleries!

Gallery One
(Friday 7pm - Sunday 10am)Large (Flash)  |  Standard

Gallery Two
(Sunday 10am - Sunday 2pm):  Large (Flash)  |  Standard



If you couldn't make the show this year, below are listed all of the events you missed!


Z Kick Off Party

Friday, April 27th, 2012, 6:00 PM, at Motorsport

Z Garage Sale

Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 9:00 AM, at Motorsport

Z Dyno Runs

Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 9:00 AM, at Motorsport

Z Detail Area

Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 9:00 AM, at Motorsport

Z Banquet

Saturday, April 28th, 2012, 7:00 PM, at Citrus Café in Tustin

Z Car Exhibition

Sunday, April 29th, 2012, 9:00 AM, at Motorsport

Z Cars For Sale Area

Sunday, April 29th, 2012, 9:00 AM, at Motorsport




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