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The above was a Members Only event attended by some very lucky members yesterday. They will be along shortly to share the background of this event and some very interesting pictures and topics.

2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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What fun! :bounce:

The meet was at the Nissan Design Europe (Paddington) and nissansportz Members proudly displayed their cars alongside some of NMGB's heritage collection, and a host of other rare and interesting motas.

Apart from the cars, there were some very interesting people to chat with - Nissan's own designers, the owners of all the cars, and other car nuts. 

On this occasion we weren't able to take a look inside the design studio because, word has it, they had a special delivery earlier that day and it wasn't for our eyes!  However, we are very hopeful of a proper visit when we can sign an NDA and take a good look around the inside ;)

Nissan very kindly kept us fed and watered with lots of free hot drinks, pastries, and pizza.  It was a great evening :)

Huge thanks to our contacts at Nissan for having us :thumbs:

P.S. I took no photo's :blush:  Over to the others!!

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'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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that'll be my bit then! Many thanks for sorting Paul.

Part 1, sights on arrival!

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Part 2, our arrival, and invitation to relocate to compliment the heritage collection

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Part 3, some other cars

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Part 4, the night photoshoot, outside 'The Battleship building'

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when the photographer wants more light, what could be better than a Nismo? 🙂

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Yet another fab, money cannot buy event. Both Bex and I were buzzing all evening, and met some very interesting people (and puppies!). I learnt so much, was flattered at their interest in my car, know more about the 400Z (and it's similarities to my 370Z), and feel for them for the work that went in to the beautiful Infiniti, to have the plug pulled, just as the production run was to begin!

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'

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Yeah it was great to be there again and hear some insights into some of the stuff they get up to at NDE. The Infiniti was stunning, no apologies for a couple more pics... Thanks again to Paul and his connection with the Z Club for the invite.

 

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Very nice pics both. I do miss our little meet ups....

62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Storm White R35 GT-R MY21 Track Edition… “Fully Loaded”

Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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That looked like a very special evening.

I very nearly stuck my hand up for this one, but the thought of driving into central london during midweek (or anytime really) put me off completely.

But, no pain, no gain is the motto I suppose in this case.

Great photos as well, thanks - the Infiniti look incredible. 

2017 (67) 370Z NISMO - Ecutek - Cobra HFCs - HKS filters -  Japan Racing 15mm spacers all round - roof wrapped in Avery Dennison "Gloss Burgundy" - heavy tint rear screen - "Z" burgers

2020 SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition /  2015 French C1 Thingy /  2016  Aygo (a 50% Japanese fleet!) :)

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tbh the drives in and out, from the North, were surprisingly painless...

apart from the noisy car behind me for the first few miles of the way home...😉🤣

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'

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Omg I love the Infiniti.  I would have had another and am so gutted they have withdrawn their dealerships from the UK

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Infiniti FX 30d premium - loved it but now gone
QX70d S Design and owner and lovin' it - Alas, she has now gone too

350Z Chilli Red 2006, with full Do-Luck Kit and still looks as good as new!
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I'm with you Sarah, if they'd produced that Project Black S, I would have wanted one so bad, nothing would have stopped me owning one - it is absolutely stunning from every angle. :cloud9:

Looks like it was another fantastic event, thanks to Paul_S for organising and I'm very jealous. Hopefully I can wangle myself out of work to make the next one.

2011 Gunmetal Nissan GTR Premium Edition - Litchfield Stage 1, Miltek Y-Pipe, Alcon Discs, Ferodo DS2050 Pads, Flat bottomed steering wheel
2016 Sepang Blue Audi RS3 - APR Stage 1 tune with High Flow air filter and Secondary Decat Pipes - I'LL MISS THE POPS AND BANGS (BUT THE NEIGHBOURS WON'T)
2012 Pearl White 370Z GT Edition - Invidia Gemini catback exhaust with burnt titanium rolled tips, Stillen Gen 3 Intake Kit, UpRev, 15mm Eibach spacers, Satin Black painted bumpers - GONE TO A NEW OWNER WITHIN THE CLUB BUT WILL BE VERY FONDLY REMEMBERED.
2005 Gun Metal 350Z GT, Alezan Leather & plenty of mods - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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13 hours ago, Short Paul said:

Looks like it was a great experience, nice pics, is the white 350 a genuine nismo

From what I recall the bodykit is genuine Nismo parts but they aren't the ones that were a Nismo option on standard 350Zs. Just cant recall why that one (or a batch) were produced.....

Looking again, the car is an import, so may be a Japan variant.

62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Storm White R35 GT-R MY21 Track Edition… “Fully Loaded”

Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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yes, from what I recall of the conversations on the night, the 350Z was standard, until the NDE got hold of the Nismo catalogue...

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'

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23 hours ago, JohnFK said:

From what I recall the bodykit is genuine Nismo parts but they aren't the ones that were a Nismo option on standard 350Zs. Just cant recall why that one (or a batch) were produced.....

Looking again, the car is an import, so may be a Japan variant.

Ok nice though, as far as i am aware the 350z nismo also the plastic wheel arch extension things that similar to what is on the 370z nismo? please correct me if i am wrong on that 🤔

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Here is a 350Z with the uk "standard" Nismo option fitted (Its a GT4 but that was the same as a regular UK):

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62/176 Ultra Yellow GT4 350Z - "Muttley" (it was the only Z in the village ....)
Storm White R35 GT-R MY21 Track Edition… “Fully Loaded”

Champagne R35 GT-R MY15 Premium 45th Anniversary Edition - "The Expensive Mistress"
Vermilion Red R35 GT-R MY14 with Recaros - "The Car with No Name"
Blade Silver Juke NISMO Manual - "Dumbo"
Storm White Enhanced R35 GT-R MY11 with Recaros - "The General"
Titanium R35 GT-R MY09 Premium Edition - "Dastardly"
[Volkswagen Up! GTi, 5-door, White]

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nope, just busy busy busy!

Found this on Insta tonight though 😍;

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oh, and Paul, it's "XPEL Ultimate Plus self-healing Paint Protection Film (PPF)"

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'

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1 hour ago, John_K said:

nope, just busy busy busy!

Found this on Insta tonight though 😍;

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oh, and Paul, it's "XPEL Ultimate Plus self-healing Paint Protection Film (PPF)"

Ah ok, like that pic did you put the ppf on your self? I have stek ppf on the front end only

 

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ah, sorry Paul, the PPF message was for PaulS who had asked, anyway, no, I have office hands!, the front end PPF was installed by Azuri car care.

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Black Pearl 2010 (60) 370Z Auto GT Pack Connect Premium - 'Cool Dad'
EBC Ultimax (slotted) front discs and Ferodo DS2500 front pads
- auf wiedersehen pet
Storm White 2014 (64) 370Z Nismo #376 - the new 'Cool Dad'

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