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- Mark Skidmore
About 2008 Branson Z Fest
Welcome to Branson Z Fest 2008!!
A new era for the Branson Z Fest begins May 7, 2008. Whether Z drivers make their way to Branson from the East or West coasts, fly in from international destinations, speed through Nebraska cornfields, cross the mighty Mississippi, or just make the short drive on Highway 65 North or South; there is a common thread that brings us together -- we are proud to be Datsun-Nissan Z owners. Z owners come in all shapes and sizes and each of us have our own favorite part of Z Fest. Some come to see the hundred or so beautiful, sporty, pristine, and some “work in progress” Z cars at the car show. Some come for the chance to drive the world class cruise routes through the scenic hills and valleys of the Ozarks. You’ll also find drivers who love to prove their Z is the fastest at the quarter mile drag strip. But the overwhelming reason you'll hear is that most come to catch up with other Z owners from all across the U.S. and sometimes from across the world. Whether they're sharing Z parts or sharing Z stories, the Z community comes together in a big way in Branson. Because of continued growth in Z Fest participation and in the city of Branson, this year’s event offers new opportunities to celebrate being a Z owner.
If you were thinking of skipping Z Fest this year, 2008 is not the year to miss. If you've not been with us for awhile, 2008 is the year to come back. And if you've never been to Branson Z Fest before, this is truly the year to check it out.
We have a new venue in Branson! AREA ‘57 is an open 5.5 acre outdoor event facility specifically built for car shows and located next to the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater. We will have plenty of room for a first class car show and still be within walking distance of our rooms. Our new venue also includes a 40 x 50 outdoor stage that we will take full advantage of this year with the addition of a live band. Another form of entertainment that comes with AREA '57 is drive-in movie night where we can sit under the stars and enjoy a movie outside.
AREA ‘57 is next to the 26-acre Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater Complex that includes an amazing car museum displaying the world's finest collection of 1957 automobiles and memorbilia, Dick Clark's American Bandstand Diner, a night club and of course, the American Bandstand Theater. AREA '57 is also right next to our 300-room host hotel, Ramada Inn. There are also multiple theaters, restaurants and fun spots within walking distance. If you have a "need to feed" your lead foot there’s even a go-cart track across the street.
The 2008 Branson Z Fest is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7 through Sunday, May 11. Yes, we know it’s Mother’s Day weekend, but many of you can get on the road Sunday morning in time to have lunch with the special “mother” in your life. If that doesn’t work, bring her with you for a special treat! Going to Branson in early May allows us the best in spring/summer weather and we get to take advantage of pre-tourist season rates before the kids get out of school.
Everything you need to know about Branson Z Fest 2008 can be found on this website. If you are thinking about Branson Z Fest for the first time and curious about what really brings Z owners back every year, go to the forum or send us an email. We can put you in touch with someone who would be happy to tell you about their Z Fest experience.
We look forward to seeing you in May!
The Z Team
May 7th - 11th 2008
Ramada Inn of Branson
1700 W Hwy 76
Branson, Missouri 65616
Call the Ramada Inn at (417) 334-1000 and let them know you want to register for Branson Z Fest '08! They will take all necessary information and get you registered for the event.
Date and Time
Wed May 7, 2008 – Sun May 11, 2008
7:00 am – 11:00 am (CDT)
Location and MapRamada Inn of Branson
1700 W Hwy 76
Branson, Missouri 65616