Mike Foreman - Prezident
It all started when I bought my first Z after a world cruise on the USS ENTERPRISE in 1990 in all expenses paid vacation courtesy of the US NAVY. It was a 1982 280ZX 5-speed slick-top coupe. I loved that car. Drove it back and forth across the country and was that car you look back at when walking away after parking it. You know what I mean. My passion for Z cars continued to grow and went to my first ZCON in 1992 in Knoxville, TN. Shortly after that and meeting ‘Mad’ Mike Taylor; I started a Z Club in Virginia soon after that. I moved down to Charlotte area in 1994 with my 72’ 240Z built 2.8 12:1 compression, FI and lots of goodies for the time and a 1979 280ZX-R. I joined CZC in 1995 and became president the following year. Hard times with the cancellation of the Z in 1996 but we press on. After a few years away from the Club with work and other life events, I jumped back into the club in 2007 after my 8th Z Car. A 2007 350Z “Stella” …another one I still look back at and smile at. I became more active in the club and since then I’ve served as Secretary and Treasurer over the course of 6 + years. Somewhere in there I built a track 240Z with a LS6 swap you may have seen online…CZC, ZCON ZNATS, ZDAYZ and more…it’s an amazing community across this country that I love to be involved with. I look forward to meeting the new members and building a bigger, better Carolina Z Club.
David Solomon – Vice President
Hi all my name is David Solomon. I have been around cars my entire life. My automotive journey began in a Buick dealership where my parents worked. I literally grew up there. By 1984 I had my first z and the rest prior and since has been an excited journey. While I love Z’s, I love all types of cars. Currently I have 2015 Zo6 and a 1972 240z I am recreating. My daily driver is a M235i. Those that know me well call me “car crazy”. After many years I finally have a garage to escape to and enjoy the projects. I have been associated with the club since 2004 in some form or fashion. With my office now in Davidson, Mooresville and Charlotte I am off the road so to speak and find myself with time to spare. I am excited to be active in the club again and meet all the new members and re-connect with old friends. Looking forward to serving the club.
James Case aka Jim Billy – Event Coordinator
Jim Billy here (aka James Case). It all started with Hot Wheels and neon colored posters of German and Italian exotics. If it had four tires and a steering wheel, I wanted to be a part of it. Whether working on my Infiniti G35, playing Forza Motorsports, or shopping around for my next project, I guess you could call me a "car guy." I'm excited to be taking on the role of Event Coordinator this year, and have some great ideas about how to share our love of the automotive machine. The Carolina Z Club is more than just a car club. It's a chance to fellowship with friends who are more like family who share a mutual love. Stay tuned for a list of fun upcoming events, and if you're not a member - what are you waiting for??
Janine Terpstra– Treasurer
My first car was a 1973 VW Super Beetle. It was bright yellow and everyone in town knew that was my car. I loved that car and was so super proud to drive it. My dad also had a VW buggy that I helped him customize and then I got to drive it weather permitting. My Sr. year in high school dad sold my beetle and bought a bug project car. I helped him work on that for the next 2 years never able to complete it. Years earlier while I was a little tomboy I had also helped him restore a 1963 Jaguar XKE and later stripped down and help him restore the Carmen Ghia I occasionally take to Cars & Coffee. I've always been a bit of a car girl always having a love for the looks and emotional feel of a car rather than how many hampsters are under the hood. A few years ago my husband, Mic, suggested we take a weekend anniversary trip to the mountains so he could introduce me to this car club he had met at C&C. That was my first year at Zdays and I was hooked. It's all been a fantastic joy ride ever since. I have met some of the coolest friends who I hope to know for a long long time and every event I get to meet someone new. My dream is to have a 370z of my own sooner rather than later if I can work enough OT to pay for it. 😉
Michelle Settle– Secretary
Hello, my name is Michelle Settle. I got involved with the Carolina Z Club through my husband and business partner Bryan. I have found the Z community to be a huge wonderful family and wanted to be a facilitator for those enthusiasts by accepting the invitation to run for Secretary this year. Bryan and I are recent owners of a 2003 G35 and I have been a marginal contributor to the new beast 350Z race car he has spent the last 5 years building. I enjoy going to track and working behind the scenes at ZdayZ, ZNationals and Tar Heel Sports Car Club. My goal this year is to help the officers carry on the vision of this club and to start a track program.