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Nissan Road Tripping to 28th Annual ZCON in Memphis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) - In celebration of its rich sports car heritage, Nissan North America is hitting the highway for the 28th Annual International Z Car Convention (ZCon), hosted each year by the Z Car Club Association. The company is looking for Nissan enthusiasts and road warriors to join employees and VIPs for a 220-mile road trip from Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. to a Beale Street celebration in downtown Memphis.

The 28th Annual International Z Car Convention begins in a few weeks, and Nissan North America is looking for enthusiasts to join them on a road trip from the Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee to ZCon. The drive starts on Friday, July 17 in the morning for “cars and coffee,” followed by the 220-mile road trip to Memphis.

Nissan will be showing a variety of performance vehicles this year at ZCon, including the entire NISMO product lineup, an original 240Z, a 2009 40th Anniversary Z and the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima and Titan XD. The feature car of the road trip will be a 1974 Datsun 260Z 2+2 once driven by Yukata Katayama (Mr. K), the father of the Z and Datsun 510, and former president of Nissan North America.

Joining in on the road trip include Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan Chief Product Specialist for the GT-R, Z and NISMO, members of the Nissan Marketing, Social Media, Motorsports, Communications and Product Planning teams and former GT Academy U.S. winners and professional racers Nick Hammann and Bryan Heitkotter.

The 2015 International Z Car Convention begins on Tuesday, July 14th and runs until Saturday, July 18th, concluding with an all-day car show and evening awards dinner banquet. Events including an autocross competition, raffle and driving tours will be held throughout the week.

For more information, you can visit zccazconvention.com and see a full list of activities, hotel information and event times. Nissan is asking those planning on participating in the road trip to Z Con to tweet the hashtag #NISMORoadTrip to help organizers know how many are attending.

If you want to learn more about the NISMO lineup at Nissan, including the 370Z, Juke and GT-R, visit us at George Harte Nissan and see our extensive online inventory for prices, photos and more.