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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:01 am 
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This month's Member Ride of the Month winner (chosen randomly) comes to us all the way from France...Jarno's exquisitely classy 1976 Cherry 260Z...

Jarno has shared over a dozen photos of this luscious Z - to see them all, be sure to visit his Member Ride album HERE

Congratulations Jarno!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:14 am 
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HooooRAAAYYY! One of our International Zs gets spotlighted this month!
Congratulations Jarno, and allow me to tell your story ~

Jarno is from Finland, presently living in France. He always wanted a Z, so last Spring (2010) he joined the CTZCC and asked our help buying one. Jarno is no stranger to early Datsuns. He loves the old Datusn "Cherry" coupe (which are affectionately called "Apes" over there) and was seen working on and driving one so often, he became known as the King of Apes.

Our member Mike Englehardt graciously sold King his own 260Z and shipped it to France. Yes, this is Mike's old car and King's new one. Jarno has performed a year of work on the Z to get it the way he wanted it (and Mike has not bought another Z ~ yet 8) ).

It's good to zee this Z again. Most of us remember it at each Club function and event, proudly showing off its Automatic gearbox and 4-Bbl carb. Mike will probably cry when he zees his old beauty again, but Jarno can be very proud that he owns such a unique and beautiful 260Z!

Congratulations again, King, and thank you for being one of our most-active members. We are very proud to have you among us, and you well represent both Finland and France!

Frank


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:51 am 
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Way to go King!

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Frank T wrote:
HooooRAAAYYY! One of our International Zs gets spotlighted this month.

Our member Mike Englehardt graciously sold King his own 260Z and shipped it to France. Yes, this is Mike's old car and King's new one. Jarno has performed a year of work on the Z to get it the way he wanted it (and Mike has not bought another Z ~ yet 8) ).
Frank


If I can get some $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ put together I will pick up the Z
partZ Mike has stashed away for me, whereupon he will be that much
closer to being a Z owner once again. But I must say, it will be very
hard to find a nicer Z than the one that found its way to Europe!

And that, my friends, is my compliment to Yarno (that is how you say
Jarno in Finnish) for his beautiful car. It's hard for me to conceive of
his being able to improve upon a car of that quality/condition! (If you
Z people keep shipping all the nice Zs to people like Thor and Jarno
in Europe, there won't be any left here!)

All Z Best,..........................Kathy & Rick

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1969 Z.CAR (#00013 10/69) 8/30/76
1969 ITSA.Z (#00171 11/69) 8/24/73
1970 OLD.Z (#06289 6/70) original owner
1971 510 2dr since 12/31/75
1969 1600 rdstr (our 160-Z)
1971 (#19851 1/71) sold
1975 75.Z (#01343 1/75)


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hey everyone! I'm very honored to have my Z as the member ride of the month! I have not been very active on the forum recently as I have just moved out of France.
I'm back in Finland now for good, and moving back has been so busy I haven't had time for anything else. Just today I had my first day in new job - very exciting - and I still have no place to live, so I'm spending lots of time trying to find a house to buy.

My Z has fallen in love with Finland and I just love to drive her on gravel.. So easy to get the back out :)

I hope to find a good house with a garage soon, to be able to settle down and spend more time with you guys again!

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(I have lived in my Z for awhile......if you don't miss TV, it's not that bad)

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congrats King!!

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kingofapes wrote:
hey everyone! I'm very honored to have my Z as the member ride of the month! I have not been very active on the forum recently as I have just moved out of France.
I'm back in Finland now for good, and moving back has been so busy I haven't had time for anything else. Just today I had my first day in new job - very exciting - and I still have no place to live, so I'm spending lots of time trying to find a house to buy.


Just make sure to buy one with a multi-car garage from day one. I
promise you will be adding additional bays one or two at a time if you
don't. Carl Beck is out of room, Jim Frederick will always wish he had
more space, and I have to refinance the mortgage again to build some-
bigger out back because I didn't do it right the first time.

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1969 Z.CAR (#00013 10/69) 8/30/76
1969 ITSA.Z (#00171 11/69) 8/24/73
1970 OLD.Z (#06289 6/70) original owner
1971 510 2dr since 12/31/75
1969 1600 rdstr (our 160-Z)
1971 (#19851 1/71) sold
1975 75.Z (#01343 1/75)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Frank T wrote:
(I have lived in my Z for awhile......if you don't miss TV, it's not that bad)


There iz abzolutely no way that I can sleep in a Z,and I have tried. Don't miss tv;don't even own one...just sayin'...


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That is so true. i do hope to find one with a big garage but they are hard to come by. if i don't find one, i'll build one...

Kathy & Rick wrote:
kingofapes wrote:
hey everyone! I'm very honored to have my Z as the member ride of the month! I have not been very active on the forum recently as I have just moved out of France.
I'm back in Finland now for good, and moving back has been so busy I haven't had time for anything else. Just today I had my first day in new job - very exciting - and I still have no place to live, so I'm spending lots of time trying to find a house to buy.


Just make sure to buy one with a multi-car garage from day one. I
promise you will be adding additional bays one or two at a time if you
don't. Carl Beck is out of room, Jim Frederick will always wish he had
more space, and I have to refinance the mortgage again to build some-
bigger out back because I didn't do it right the first time.

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King

How did you make out after bleaching your tailight surrounds? Did you get them painted? Pics?

Al


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alllan71 wrote:
King

How did you make out after bleaching your tailight surrounds? Did you get them painted? Pics?

Al



I made a few consecutive mistakes that slowed down the process so that I didn't manage to complete them before I had to pack up and move. Ever since I've been too busy to work on them. I will post updates as soon as I get something done :)

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Congrats King! I had the honor to see and experience the Kings Z few weeks back. That's my first real contact with CTZCC. It was a one mean beast compared to my stock Z. Curvy roads of southern Finland is THE place for your car :)

Hope to see your Z again in Finnish Japanese Auto Extravaganza at the end of this month.

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Reverend wrote:
Congrats King! I had the honor to see and experience the Kings Z few weeks back. That's my first real contact with CTZCC. It was a one mean beast compared to my stock Z. Curvy roads of southern Finland is THE place for your car :)

Hope to see your Z again in Finnish Japanese Auto Extravaganza at the end of this month.


thanks pal! I'll do my best to be able to be there.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:57 am 
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hey jarno, your car looks great in all your pics! i forgot just how pretty that car really is. glad you got out of france, i know you were not happy there. i knew the car was going to a good home, you have proved it with all the improvements you have done already.good luck with my old ride and have fun with her.


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