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ZCCA Gold Awards

The ZCCA Gold Awards (Gold Cup for Modified Cars, Gold Medallion for Stock Cars) are the ultimate achievements in the "Z" car-show circuit.

The Z Car Club Association began it's Judged Car Show program with the intent to provide a basis of evaluating all generations of Z for fit, finish and cleanliness (presentation).

As of ZCON 2020, the rules were updated to set the minimum "first round" judging points for a vehicle to be 285 points out of a possible 300 possible.  This is difficult as points can quickly be found, especially on vehicles decades old.  The second round of judging for those that meet "Gold Award" consideration are then reviewed by our senior judging staff.

Over the years, there have been a variety of award-winners:

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2021 Gold Award(s) - Colorado Springs, CO - August 16-21

Alain Buron
'78 Datsun 280z
Gold Cup - 291 Pts.

Carl Kush
'07 Nissan 350z Roadster
Gold Cup - 291 Pts.

Joanne Palicka
'08 Nissan 350z
Gold Cup - 293 Pts.

2020 Gold Award(s) - Nashville, TN - Sept. 14-19

Shane Abernathy
'95 Nissan 300zx SMZ
Gold Cup - 291 Pts.

Jeff Mader
'70 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup - 291 Pts.

Dale Mueller
'03 Nissan 350z
Gold Cup - 291 Pts.

2019 Gold Award(s) - Branson, MO - 

Glenn Hachey
'73 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup - 295 Pts.

Kevin Runnels
'72 Datsun 240z Scarab
Gold Cup - 297 Pts.

Linwood Staub
'73 Datsun 240z Scarab
Gold Cup - 295 Pts.

Gregory Scott
'03 Nissan 350z
Gold Medallion - 290 Pts.

2018 Gold Award(s) - Atlanta, GA -

Jeff Pleiter
'07 NISMO 350z #0001
Gold Medallion - 290 Pts.

Randy Jaffe
'71 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup - 293 Pts.

2017 Gold Award(s) - Austin, TX -

Kathy LeBlanc
'91 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

2016 Gold Award(s) - Toronto, ON -

Gary Tylinski
'90 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

Jeff Mader
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2015 Gold Award(s) - Memphis, TN -

Jim Arnett
'70 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

Shane Abernathy
'93 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

Mike Wodopian
'74 Datsun 260z
Gold Cup

2014 Gold Award(s) - San Diego, CA -

Joe Robbins
'88 Nissan 300zx Shiro
Gold Medallion

Jay Ataka
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2013 Gold Award(s) - Nashua, NH -

Jeff Mader
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Wayne Parent
'96 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

Ralph Ciccone
'91 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

2012 Gold Award(s) - Phoenix, AZ -

Dan Slagel
'70 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Doug Bakke
Datsun 280zx
Gold Cup

2011 Gold Award(s) - Savannah, GA -

Susan Paris
'90 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

Robin Bolz
Datsun 280z
Gold Cup

Mike Runnels
'73 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2010 Gold Award(s) - Nashville, TN -

Robert Krouse
Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2009 Gold Award(s) - San Antonio, TX -

Glen Newton
'95 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Cup

2008 Gold Award(s) - Cleveland, OH - 

Roger Casanova
'90 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

2007 Gold Award(s) - Daytona, FL -

Bob Speights
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Joanne Witbeck
'88 Nissan 300zx
Gold Cup

2006 Gold Award(s) - Dallas, TX -

Dan Banks
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Richard Shelton
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2005 Gold Award(s) - Syracuse, NY -

Roger Casanova
'90 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Cup

Charlie Osborne
'80 Datsun 280zx
Gold Medallion

Ray Haren
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Cup

2004 Gold Award(s) - Long Beach, CA -

Mike Kojima
'92 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Cup

2003 Gold Award(s) - Nashua, NH -

Christopher Karl
'91 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Cup

Scott & Vicki ___
'77 Datsun 280z
Gold Cup

2002 Gold Award(s) - San Antonio, TX -

*Note, 2002-Present Modified-Z's Award called the "Gold Cup" vs. "Medallion" for Stock Z's.

Greg Fields
'93 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Cup

David Canard
'84 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

2001 Gold Award(s) - Kingston, ON -

Roy Armstrong
'77 Datsun 280z
Gold Medallion

Dan Banks
'90 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

2000 Gold Award(s) - Las Vegas, NV -

Paul Gasparola
'90 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

Patrice Offerhauser
'86 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

1999 Gold Award(s) - Phoenix, AZ -

- None Awarded this Year -

1998 Gold Award(s) - Albuquerque, NM -

- None Awarded this Year -

1997 Gold Award(s) - York, PA -

Steve Weyant
'87 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

Robert Weida
'86 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

Mark Lambert
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Richard Smith
'85 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

1996 Gold Award(s) - Denver, CO -

Michael Tolerico
'73 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Jim Foust
'82 Datsun 280zx Turbo
Gold Medallion

1995 Gold Award(s) - Denver, CO -

Herve & Debbie Ouellette
'73 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Paul & Jenny Lagowski
'87 Nissan 300zx
Gold Medallion

Frank Jones
'91 Nissan 300zx TT
Gold Medallion

Kim Taylor
'72 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion

Paul Taylor
'70 Datsun 240z
Gold Medallion