This past weekend was the annual and legendary Z Nationals event where Nissan and Infinity enthusiasts from all around the United States converge on our home turf. There was absolutely no way that Forged was going to miss this event. Saturday morning a group of Forged Performance employees, friends and customers met up at the shop to make our way to Z1 Motorsports where Saturday’s activities would be held. Z1 is the host of the Z Nationals event and although they are a competitor, they welcomed us with open arms and we appreciate the warm hospitality. We left the shop around 10am with a very impressive crew of five heavily modified GT-R’s, two 370Z’s, our 2011 STI and our Porsche GT3. In route to Z Nationals we got plenty of onlookers and camera phone picture takers following us for miles, but when you see multiple race prepped caged cars with heavy aero modifications and Hoosiers driving down the interstate it tends to draw a crowd
Photo credit goes to my good friend Changaroo Photography for the rolling picture. I was busy with my hands on a steering wheel!
We eventually made it to the event and Z1 was packed! We barely managed to make our own parking spaces anywhere that wasn’t blocking others in. This is not my first time at Z Nationals so I always have high expectations of very large attendance numbers and high quality vehicles and this year topped all others. By lunch time they had to cut off the event and make people park across the street from the entrance to Z1 because there just was not any more physical space for more cars. As I walked around taking photos I was blessed with being able to spend time with many friends and meet new friends a long the way. The event was a huge success with a record number of cars and people participating in the show and there were non-stop dyno pulls adding to already great atmosphere of the event. As a true car enthusiast the sound of boost and high RPM dyno pulls just never gets old. I spent most of my time being social but I did manage to do my job and take some photos. I hope you enjoy the coverage of the Z Nationals Dyno Day and Car Show hosted by Z1 Motorsports. Again, the entire staff of Forged Performance gives a hearty thank you to Z1 for making this a terrific event and we all had a great time. Friendly competition makes us all better, and Z1 Motorsports is a class act. Make sure to look out for another thread coming soon with video of the Z Nationals Track Day at Atlanta Motor Speedway.