Events

 

events


Here’s the schedule for ZCON 2015 – please check back as we augment the schedule and fine-tune things.

This schedule will be published in the Event Booklet which will be in your goodie bags – and possibly on the backside of your ZCON badge (assuming we can make it fit!)  :)

Note – we plan to use wrist-bands for the various events to gain entry to some events.  Others will simply require your event badge.

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TUESDAY (JULY 14)

  • Suds-n-Shine (Parking Lot Party) – ~1pm to 5pm
    • In the Hilton Memphis parking area, car wash stations available, music and beer.
  • Track Tech Inspections – during Suds-n-Shine @ Hilton Memphis – 2:30pm to 4pm
  • Registration and Z Store Opens1pm – 5:30pm
    • Note – Registration closes prior to opening reception, will reopen after reception.
    • ***Volunteers – please check in for assignments!
  • Opening Reception - welcome event for ZCON guests
    • 5:30pm - cash bars open (at Hilton Memphis), appetizers available
    • 6:30pm-9:30pm – welcomes, event schedule discussed, raffles
    • Texas Chili Party
      • Will happen toward end of Opening Reception in banquet hall (~8pm)

WEDNESDAY (JULY 15)

  • Registration and Z Store hours – 8am to 8pm
    • Note – our worker-bees take lunch from 11:30am to 1pm – registration WILL BE CLOSED during lunch hours.
  • Motorsports Activities at MIR (Memphis International Raceway) – 7:30am arrival, 8am Driver Meeting, 11:30-1pm Break, 12:30 parade laps and group photo (any/all Z’s welcome for photo)
    • TRACK DAY – HPDE Event is on this day.  Closed-toe shoes, 2005+ Snell-rated helmet, closed toe shoes required!  Spectating is free.
    • See Motorsports page for safety and tech-inspection info.
  • Self-Guided Driving Tours (all day – on your schedule!) – get instructions/routes from Registration “Information” table!
  • Local Attractions – see information table in Registration for local attraction pamphlets and information.
  • ZCCA Business Meeting – time 6:00pm – ~7:30pm at Hilton Memphis hotel.  See registration room for exact location.  Any/all ZCCA member clubs are welcome to attend (1-2 club representatives/club, recommended)

THURSDAY (JULY 16)

  • Registration and Z Store hours – 8am to 8pm
    • Note – our worker-bees take lunch from 11:30am to 1pm
  • Motorsports Activities at MIR (Memphis International Raceway) – 8am to 4pm
    • Autocross & Drag Racing Events – Closed-toe shoes, 2005+ Snell rated helmet, closed toe shoes required!  Spectating is free.
    • See Motorsports page for safety and tech-inspection info.
  • Movie Screening (NEW!!!)7:30 to 9:30pm
    Adam Corolla’s office has allowed us to show the movie, “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman” – at Paradiso Theatre.
  • Self-Guided Driving Tours (all day – on your schedule!) – get instructions/routes from Registration “Information” table!
  • Local Attractions – see information table in Registration for local attraction pamphlets and information.

FRIDAY (JULY 17)

  • Registration / Z Store8am to 6pm – Limited Hours so Convention Workers can enjoy downtown Memphis and/or Dinner Cruise.
  • Judged Car Show Competition on Beale St. – 8am Parking, 10am Judging Starts, 3pm target departure time
    Z’s on Memphis’ tourist strip – all ours through early afternoon!
  • Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Mississippi River – 5:30 boarding, cruise from 6pm to 8pm, transportation via busing starting at 5pm from Hilton Memphis to/from Riverboat landing and Beale St.
    * Dinner is a southern BBQ style meal – enjoy a taste of the south.
  • Z Enthusiast Invasion of Beale St.***- transportation via bus from Hilton Memphis starts at 5:30 for NON-riverboat cruise attendees – pickups every ~30 minutes thereafter.  Pickup/drop-off points will be the riverboat landing spot and Beale St.   Buses will loop downtown locations to Hilton Memphis – badge required!!  LAST BUS LEAVES DOWNTOWN at Midnight – miss it and you’re on your own to get back!

SATURDAY (JULY 18)

  • People’s Choice Car Show9am – 3pm - Food Vendors and music during car show, speech by Mr. Tamura, Nissan Corporation.
    **Car Show location is in the town of Millington, it’s a regional airport called the “Jet Port” – physical address for your GPS is: 8182 Hornet Ave, Millington, TN 38053

    • Music will be provided by “Memphis Jones” band from ~10:30-2:30pm, awards will be handed out ~3pm.
  • Awards Dinner Banquet – at Hilton Memphis banquet facility.
    • 5:30pm - Cash Bar
    • 6:00pm – Dinner started, Beef/Chicken served meal options (3-course)
    • 6:30pm-10pm – Awards Ceremony, Presentations, Auctions…

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We’re planning some great events in Memphis including a dinner cruise down the Mississippi, track events at Memphis International Raceway, while still bringing back ZCON traditions like the Texas Chili Night.