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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:05 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12976
Location: CT
John Taddonio's 240Z is becoming a national icon!

While showing his immaculate 1970 240Z at Carlisle this year, our member (and PreZident of the Z Car Club of Rochester) John Taddonio was approached by Tim Suddard, the photographer and publisher of the prestigious CLASSIC MOTORSPORTS magazine. He drooled all over John's perfect car, took a ton of pictures and asked Taddo if he would give him permission to write a feature story about his Z for one of the 2017 issues? John thought about it for one-half second, said yes, and got interviewed at length for details.

This is the Zeason most people send gift subscriptions for car mags to their friends, so ClassMoto included a full-color 2017 calendar as an incentive to subscribe to (and give) their very high-class (and considerably costly) magaZine.

Without warning or expectation, John's beautiful 1970 240Z was used in the calendar to start the year off right ~ he's the feature car for January 2017 :mrgreen: :thumbs_up: His car will still be used in a feature article in one of the 2017 issues of ClassMo.

John's 240 is one of the four "Hawaiian Pineapple" cars sold by Datsun of Honolulu during the summer of 1970. Three of those 4 cars have been found and today two of them reside in Rochester and the 3rd (mine) is here in CT. The 4th remains unaccounted for.

Congratulations, John, and thank you for representing these great cars in such an outstanding manner. :mrgreen: :thumbs_up: We are very proud and grateful to have this incredible car in our CTZCC Cyber Stable.

[If you're not too bashful, John, could you pleaZe add a few pictures of your car to this thread? My computer's on strike].


1970 240Z

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:32 am 

Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 9:24 am
Posts: 1250
Location: Webster, NY
Thanks for the props Frank. My goal is to get as much publicity for the CLASSIC Datsun 240Z as I can, so for Classic Motorsports Magazine to put my Z front and center on their yearly calendar is a huge boost for the Z's recognition as a classic. It's about time!

The January issue of Classic Motorsports will soon be on newstands, it's a great magazine! The calendar is pretty cool too!

My Z has been a member of my family for over 37 years now and still rolling down the highway, just like me! :lol:

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John Taddonio
President, Z Car Club of Rochester NY
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:50 am 

Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:39 pm
Posts: 457
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
CONGRATULATIONS John. You and your beautiful car (baby) deserve the recognition, like any proud daddy should be of their child. Enjoy clear skies and smooth roads. 8) :D :thumbs_up:

Howard J

1985 300ZX- GLL Dark Pewter Metallic - Survivor

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:56 am 

Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:21 am
Posts: 760
Location: Somers CT
Congratulations John, beautiful cars deserve recognition like this. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

W.Karl Walton
Somers CT

75' - 280Z - HLS30203249 - #304 Gold Metallic (stockish)
96' - 300zx TT - JN1CZ24d3TX960293 - Black on Black (enhanced)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:18 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:16 pm
Posts: 396
Location: Ansonia, CT
Congratulations John!

I look forward to getting a copy of the January issue. I've owned my Z for all of its' 45 years and we are still rollin' too!

John Kish
1971 240Z original owner

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:35 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:22 am
Posts: 163
Location: Bethel, CT
Congratulations John....Great stuff... absolute stunning Z, calendar all ready up on the wall.
My '70 240Z HLS002483 was in the the Classic Motorsports calendar for February 2007.
It was also the CM/Magazine Z project car a few years ago and articles in their sister magazine Grassroots Motorsports.
It was covered in several articles, some photos attached and a link to
the CM magazine.

Scroll down to see all the articles.
http://classicmotorsports.com/project-c ... tsun-240z/

the older one

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