Farewell to the Z scene

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by tassiezed, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. tassiezed

    tassiezed Senior Member

    Well, after 35 years spent with 10 zeds of many models I have finally sold my last, an Aus spec pearl-white '93.
    This last car was probably the best I owned, and I am full of admiration for the way it handled the long haul from Hobart to Brisbane, where its new owner took delivery.

    I would like to thank the members of the forum for their invaluable advice and camaraderie over the years. I joined back in 2001 when I bought my first Z32, and have been active or a "lurker" ever since. I will leave it in my favorites and return occasionally, but I've reached the conclusion that because time is catching up, for one reason or another the Zed is really not that appropriate a car for me to drive any more.

    Of course, this is also supported by the local car thieves, who tried to get their grubby mitts on my Zed at least 4 times in the past year, in one attempt causing quite a lot of damage to our house in an effort to break in and get keys. My wife has become quite nervous about the situation (we were at home during that attack) and I hope can relax now that the Zed is gone.

    While I have a good degree of confidence in the local police, who have diligently investigated each attempt and in one case made an arrest, I have no confidence in the court system who will probably let this person walk with no more than a slap on the wrist.

    Just before I left for Brisbane I searched the forum for posts about travelling long distances by Zed. I came up with a lot of positive comments, and I would like to concur with them - Zeds are great for long distance travel. My car was a joy to drive, and used almost no "consumables" over the trip. Petrol consumption was a steady 10km/L, not great but not bad considering the amount of stuff we had loaded in the car and the often heavy traffic conditions.

    I hope that the Z32 will in time become a real classic, and I'm confident that owners on this forum will hold the best examples. I sold my car for good money and I hope this is part of an upward trend for owners of concours-class examples, the condition of mine being very close to that.

    So, all that remains is to say, in short, thank you, goodbye, good luck and happy Z'edding!
  2. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    What a lovely write-up. Glad you've had such a long period of Zed enjoyment! Hope you don't become too much of stranger on here though.
    All the best. :zlove:
  3. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    I am sad to hear that you are leaving the fold, and I believe this forum will be poorer by you making that decision.:(
    Hopefully you will still show a presence on here from time to time, once a Zed Owner, always a Zed Owner(you may stop using, but you will always have the addiction).:p:br:
    Best of luck to you and your loved ones, don't be a stranger.:zlove::zlove:

    Lloyd & Lynn Chilcott
  4. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    ... it is indeed a sad day to hear of your departure, John ...

    ... it has been a pleasure to have made your acquaintance via the Forum ... a fine example of a valuable member and a dedicated Zedist, the kind we cannot afford to lose ...

    .. not a frequent contributor, but every Post informative and to the point ..

    John, you will be missed .... visit us from time to time ....
  5. loud'n'proud

    loud'n'proud Challenge Accepted

    man what a cock tease!

    I saw this

    Farewell to the Z scene
    by black baz 16-08-2010 03:30 PM

    and i jizzed myself..

    haha na you will be missed buddy, valued member of the crew.
  6. Gazza

    Gazza Active Member

    Good luck mate, hope you can find a new pursuit that has as much passion as the zed scene.
  7. OZ-300

    OZ-300 Godfather

    Sad to see you go John,

    I remember back in '04 when I found the forum, I followed your article on relocating the S1 PTU on my trusty Ausspec.

    As I recall, it involved fabricating a bracket that mounted it in open space at the back of the LH headlight. Car had about 110,000 kms then, about 245,000 now .......... same PTU.


  8. tassiezed

    tassiezed Senior Member

    Thanks for your good wishes

    Thanks Benny, Lloyd, Barry, Garry and Peter and others for your kind words. I will definitely be back to the forum on a regular basis and it will be good to read how you're all going.

    Lloyd, what you say is true - though Zed ownership may be over, Zed addiction lasts!
    (I can vouch for this over the time between 2006 and 2008 when I did not own one!)

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