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Hi to you in the red Z cruising through Windsor Heights after 5pm! (No, you didn't miss me, I don't have my Z out yet.) Only seen 2 Zs all

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Hi to you in the red Z cruising through Windsor Heights after 5pm! (No, you didn't miss me, I don't have my Z out yet.)

Only seen 2 Zs all winter (silver parked at WDM Met Life visitors lot a week ago and the silver winter DD a buddy has), so it's nice to see them peeking back out!

I'm vowing to call out sightings this year.
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Default NICI Meet March 15th - Boone, IA

The NICI (Nissan-Infiniti Club of Iowa) is having their first meet of the season this weekend, March 15th,

at The Ledges State Park in Boone, IA west of Ames. Should be fun, and decently warm! Hope to see some of you there! I will be. If the roads are mostly melted by then, the Z will be too...

Here's the link to the thread on the NICI forum:

End of Winter Event Thread

Also a fair amount of chatter on the FB page if you guys are interested in joining the group to keep up on stuff in the area:

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Was that a silver Z with fangs that came up behind me this morning? Oh yes it was! Not even sure I got a waveback when I turned off, since the rearview is not very clear or straight (I usually have to duck a bit to see faces).
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Started to get my z out a bit. Live in Clive and work in Wdm. There is a silver z parked in parking lot next door. Don't know business. Off of westown pkwy.

Getting my FI exhaust here being shipped in two days! Getting car detailed at Willis in a few weeks. For those of you around Wdm I highly recommend willis detailing. No swirl marks on black cars!!
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Had mine out for the last couple of weeks here and there. Great to be back in it.
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I drove mine over the winter, THAT was an adventure. I'm happy to have my summer tires back on, acts like a completely different vehicle.
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Central Imports in Des Moines is having a Dyno Day on Saturday. I think the NICI club's meeting at Bruegger's Bagels around 9-10 in the morning prior to going to CI for some cars n coffee. 3730 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA if you're interested!
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Hey guys! Just picked up a black 2012 370Z NISMO not too long ago. Located in the West Des Moines area.
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Started to get my z out a bit. Live in Clive and work in Wdm. There is a silver z parked in parking lot next door. Don't know business. Off of westown pkwy.

Getting my FI exhaust here being shipped in two days! Getting car detailed at Willis in a few weeks. For those of you around Wdm I highly recommend willis detailing. No swirl marks on black cars!!
Buddy of mine in a Focus ST reported a black Z in the westown area just the other day.

I work off westown in that Regency business complex near 50th/westown. Don't be confused though, I've seen a silver Z in the MetLife parking lot a few times, last season a white Nismo visible from the 50th/I235 exit (never did find out who that is/was but have not seen it this year), and my gunmetal is parked in the back bordering I235.

I'm thrilled. The business realty group just put in a series of huge speed bumps in back. It's like a puzzle on how to get back there anymore without scraping the car or unnecessarily navigating pedestrians crosswalks at rush hours.
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Buddy of mine in a Focus ST reported a black Z in the westown area just the other day.

I work off westown in that Regency business complex near 50th/westown. Don't be confused though, I've seen a silver Z in the MetLife parking lot a few times, last season a white Nismo visible from the 50th/I235 exit (never did find out who that is/was but have not seen it this year), and my gunmetal is parked in the back bordering I235.

I'm thrilled. The business realty group just put in a series of huge speed bumps in back. It's like a puzzle on how to get back there anymore without scraping the car or unnecessarily navigating pedestrians crosswalks at rush hours.
I've seen a dark silver 370Z in that parking lot while getting off at 50th before.

Was the black Z your buddy saw a NISMO?
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I've seen a dark silver 370Z in that parking lot while getting off at 50th before.

Was the black Z your buddy saw a NISMO?
Yup, that's probably me in that parking lot.

I bet it was a nismo, but he's not as adept at telling the differences quickly.

Last year, I could probably count on two hands how many Zs I saw around the DSM metro area. This year, it's shot up considerably. Just yesterday I waved at a dude in a gunmetal Z and just 2 blocks later saw a red Z turning off. This was near Carmax, and I know they have a red Z sitting in their lot that gets some test drives near there. And later in the day, saw a black Nismo at Angelo's near where I live.

But the rate at which I'm seeing Zs around is much higher this season.
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Just curious, but do you other Z owners have front license plates?
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I do, but that's just because the plate was already drilled into the bumper when I took delivery. I just left it...
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I think the Iowa club is planning on meeting up at the Autocross at Hawkeye Downs on Sunday, May 18th! Anyone else planning on going? Pretty fun course they set up there in Cedar Rapids.
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I'm going to be hitting it up again! Looking forward to it. Hopefully not as dramatic this time

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