Auck­land Con­sul Ze­phyr Zo­diac Car Club Inc

New Zealand Classic Car - - Club Corner -

The Auck­land Con­sul Ze­phyr Zo­diac Car Club Inc (ACZZCC) was formed in 1982, with found­ing mem­bers advertising for in­ter­ested peo­ple to join the club, which was for­mally in­cor­po­rated on Fe­bru­ary 21, 1984. The club thus cel­e­brated its 30th birth­day last year

One of the key ob­jec­tives was to pro­mote (and im­prove) the im­age of ‘Z’ cars, which by that time had fallen from grace and were con­sid­ered by many to be a some­thing of a hoon’s car. To­day that ob­jec­tive has been well and truly achieved, and the club now has ap­prox­i­mately 75 mem­bers from all walks of life, stretch­ing from the top of the North Is­land to South Auck­land. The cars owned by club mem­bers cover most of the mod­els pro­duced un­der the Con­sul/ze­phyr/zo­diac um­brella — and range from con­cours cars to ev­ery­day driv­ers. As long as the ve­hi­cles are be­ing en­joyed, the club wel­comes cars of all con­di­tion.

ACZZCC has had cars fea­ture on the front page of the NZ Clas­s­ic­car mag­a­zine in re­cent years, and show­cased at the Eller­slie In­ter­mar­que Con­cours and Nzclassiccar Show. High-pro­file ex­am­ples in­cluded a MKI con­vert­ible, Zo­diac MKII and a Zo­diac MKIII.

Club ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude monthly runs to points of in­ter­est cater­ing for the en­thu­si­ast and part­ners alike — there’s noth­ing like a con­voy of clas­sic Fords.

Mem­bers are also el­i­gi­ble to at­tend the an­nual con­ven­tions held in New Zealand, and ACZZCC hosted the In­ter­na­tional con­ven­tion in 2013 — an event that in­cluded par­tic­i­pants from New Zealand, Aus­tralia and the United King­dom.

To help keep their cars on the road the club es­tab­lished a parts de­pot some four years ago, which now boasts a good se­lec­tion of parts. These are sourced from around the North Is­land and are ob­tained by strip­ping cars, ob­tain­ing NOS from sup­pli­ers, or through gen­eral net­work­ing. Monthly work­ing bees are held, and are also a great op­por­tu­nity to learn about the cars, as well as pro­vid­ing lot of en­ter­tain­ment for those in­volved.

A club mag­a­zine is pub­lished monthly to keep ev­ery­one in­formed, and with a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence within the club, mem­bers are al­ways happy to share this in or­der to en­sure that the cars re­main on the road for as long as pos­si­ble.

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