When is ZDayZ?
Where is the ZDayZ event Located?
What is Deal's Gap?
What is Tail of the Dragon?
What happens at ZDayZ?
Why is the event 4 days long?
Is there a charge to attend?
How do I book a room or cabin for the event?
Where can I find more information about ZDayZ?
May I bring a Fairlady Roadster to ZDayZ?
May I bring a G35 or G37 to ZDayZ?
May I bring a GT-R to ZDayZ?
How many people attend ZDayZ?
How much does the registration cost for the entire event?
What does the registration include?
Why does the Car Show event cost $20 to enter?
The registration cost seems high for two meals and a T-shirt.
Does ZDayZ donate to Charity?
ZDayZ is a southeast regional event for Datsun/Nissan Z-car, Infiniti G35/G37, and GTR enthusiasts. The main focus of ZDayZ is driving, but there are plenty of activities for all attendees. The following are examples of some of the past events we have hosted at ZDayZ:
|Car Show||Drop Top Cruize||Friday Dinner||Bonfires||TSD Rally|
|Poker Run||Xbox™ Time Trial||Saturday Dinner||Weenie Roast||Best Exhaust|
|Dyno||Meet the Organizers||Drive-in Movie||Group Photo||Great Nightlife|
|Cra-Z Shirt||Open Cooler Socials||Scavenger Hunt||Tech Sessions||Worst Exhaust|
|Thursday Concert||Friday Concert|
ZDayZ takes place the weekend before Memorial Day. This year's event will be May 16-19th, 2013.
Our host location for ZDayZ is Fontana Village Resort in the scenic NC mountains. Fontana Village is approximately 90 miles west of Asheville, NC on NC-28 near Fontana and Robbinsville, NC. The large resort grounds and proximity to Highway 129 make it the perfect spot for a sportscar meet.
Deal's Gap is the world famous motorcycle resort at the foot of the Tail of the Dragon.
Tail of the Dragon is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road with 318 curves in 11 miles
ZDayZ activities are arranged to attract all kind of car lovers.
Though the primary focus is driving, other events allow attendees to show their cars, discuss mods, learn about detailing, and much much more. See our Gallery from 2011 to get an idea of what happens at ZDayZ.
Simply put, three days was not enough. For many people this is the biggest event all year, so we made it bigger :) Anything less than four days would not allow attendees to get the most out of ZDayZ activities and driving the local roads (including multiple trips along the infamous Tail of the Dragon!). Four days allows visitors to enjoy more roads and, as a positive byproduct, gives us time to organize more activities for those who want to participate in a little more than just driving!
Yes. Information about registration can be found on our Registration page. General registration includes dinner both Friday and Saturday night as well as entry to all activities, except the car show. Registrants will also receive a free ZDayZ t-shirt. Additional shirts will be available for purchase at the event or online at time of preregistration. There is a separate entry fee for the Car Show on Saturday, but only for those who actually enter their car in the show. We make every effort to keep all ZDayZ costs low so we can pass the savings along to ZDayZ attendees. We feel you will be hard pressed to find a better value event for the total expenditure you make attending ZDayZ!
Contact Fontana Village Resort reservations by calling 1-800-849-2258 or by visiting their website. Let them know you are booking a room for ZDayZ at Tail of the Dragon to receive our group rate discount! We anticipate completely filling Fontana Village this year, so be sure to book your room early! In the case that Fontana Village books completely please look at our Lodging page for overflow lodging in the area.
HERE! The ZDayZ website is one of the best sources for information on ZDayZ. If you have a specific question about ZDayZ, you may email us directly by going to our Contact page. Also you can join our Facebook Group for up to date information and feedback. Finally, the ZDayZ organizers frequent many of the Z-car forums on the web. When possible, we will post news and answer questions on those forums. You may also use your search engine and look up "ZDayZ", there is a ton of positive feedback on ZDayZ on many of the forums. YouTube is also a good place to find out what ZDayZ can offer. Most of the videos are ZDayZ attendees driving their vehicles on the roads. We do not promote unsafe driving!
Isn't the Fairlady where it all started from? We even have separate classes for Fairladies in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday. A lot of the attendees may never seen a Fairlady, so bring 'em if you have 'em.
Absolutely! We consider the Infiniti G a close cousin to the Z car. We welcome G owners to participate in ZDayZ. We even have separate classes for Gs in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday.
Why not! We have many friends that have either traded in their Z for a GT-R or bought one outright, these people are still part of the ZDayZ family. We even have separate classes for GT-Rs in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday.
The cost of registration is $75 for full access to all events and dinners, We are simply trying to cover our expenses for the event. We have bundled all the costs into one price for attendees. Fontana Village charges us for sunshine if it is sunny and for rain when it is raining. Seriously, we have to rent the recreation hall where we all eat, the P.A. system so that we can announce, the storage room to have the prizes delivered on site and stored, since we all own Z cars and they are so roomy on the inside. There are registration supplies to purchase, with an event of this size there are many expenses that we incur and for that we have to cover those expenses.
Registration is not required for attendance; however, it is strongly encouraged. Almost every activity has a prize associated with it. To be eligible for a prize you must be a registered attendee. For example last year we gave away tens of thousands of dollars in prizes, if you are not a registered attendee, you do not have a chance to win.
It takes all types to build a show like ZDayZ. A large portion of our attendees enjoy the car show (each year roughly 1/4 of the cars onsite wind up in the show). Others either do not want to enter their cars or would prefer to spend that time driving the Dragon, which is fine also. So, for this activity, we prefer to have only the show participants fund the show. The entry fee helps cover car show specific items...trophies, refreshments for the car show, extra giveaways provided by ZDayZ, etc. Besides, $20 Car show, that's a bargain!, look in our a Gallery at some of the trophies we give away.
First, as stated above, registration covers more than just the meals. The registration fee goes into event costs such as:
ZdayZ donates most of its proceeds, including the monies from raffle ticket sales, to charity each year: