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Don’t Miss the Z-Car Event at Autobooks in Burbank

Published on Tue, Oct 20, 2020

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

If you’ve enjoyed the LACar ExtravaganZa, you have to check out Autobooks in Burbank on October 24 for a Z-Car book signing event!

One of the best local automotive grottos is hosting a Z-Car book event on October 24th, and you can’t miss it. The event will run from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at Autobooks – Aerobooks in Burbank, with author Pete Evanow hanging out with enthusiasts discussing his new book on the Nissan Z-Cars.

If you’ve enjoyed our ExtravaganZa – celebrating 50 years of the Z-Car – this is a must-attend event. Bring your Z-Car out and chat with fellow Nissan buffs. Here’s all the info:




10:00 – 2:00


50 Years of Exhilarating Performance

Pete Evanow

Nissan Z: 50 Years of Exhilarating Performance is the Nissan-official chronicle of Z history, from Datsun’s planning for the new model in the late 1960s through the latest 50th anniversary Nissan 370Z. 

The Datsun 240Z revolutionized the sports car industry and demolished established assumptions about Japanese automakers. With the Z, Datsun gave the world a sleek, sexy, fast product—one that forever banished the idea that Japanese manufacturers could only build economy cars.

Over the past 50 years, six generations of the Z car have generated a massive, devoted following. More than 1.5 million cars have been sold worldwide. The retro-inspired 350Z reinvigorated the Z’s fortunes in the 21st century, and the latest incarnation, the 370Z, continues the tradition of high-performance in a modern, affordable package.

In addition to a complete history of the Z, this handsomely illustrated book examines the car’s significant racing history with successes in IMSA and SCCA sports car racing, including extensive racing by Paul Newman for Bob Sharp and John Morton with Brock Racing Enterprises. Special attention is devoted to the cult of Z-fans around the world who have supported Nissan’s sports car through thick and thin and the early car’s emergence as a rapidly appreciating collector car.

The story is told by author Pete Evanow, who has enjoyed a long relationship with Nissan. His insights into the history of this automotive icon provide a fresh, compelling perspective on the five decades of the Z that no enthusiast will want to miss.

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