FAQ | ZDayZ 2017

ZDayZ 2017 FAQ

When is ZDayZ?
Where is the ZDayZ event Located?
What is Deal's Gap?
What is Tail of the Dragon?
What happens at ZDayZ?
Why is the event 4 days long?
Is there a charge to attend?
What is the ZDayZ payment policy?
How do I book a room or cabin for the event?
Where can I find more information about ZDayZ?

May I bring a Fairlady Roadster to ZDayZ?
May I bring a G35 or G37 to ZDayZ?
May I bring a GT-R to ZDayZ?
How many people attend ZDayZ?
How much does the registration cost for the entire event?
What does the registration include?
Why does the Car Show event cost $20 to enter?
The registration cost seems high for two meals and a T-shirt.
Does ZDayZ donate to Charity?
Does ZDayZ refund policy?



What is ZDayZ?

ZDayZ is a southeast regional event for Datsun/Nissan Z-car, Infiniti G35/G37, and GTR enthusiasts. The main focus of ZDayZ is driving, but there are plenty of activities for all attendees. The following are examples of some of the past events we have hosted at ZDayZ:

Car Show Drop Top Cruize Friday Dinner Bonfires TSD Rally
Poker Run Xbox™ Time Trial Saturday Dinner Weenie Roast Best Exhaust
Dyno Meet the Organizers Drive-in Movie Group Photo Great Nightlife
Cra-Z Shirt Open Cooler Socials Scavenger Hunt Tech Sessions Worst Exhaust
Thursday Concert Friday Concert 5/10K race for Charity Beer Swap  

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When is ZDayZ?

ZDayZ takes place the weekend before Memorial Day. This year's event will be May 18th-21st, 2017.

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Where is the ZDayZ event Located?

Our host location for ZDayZ is Fontana Village Resort in the scenic North Carolina mountains. Fontana Village is approximately 90 miles west of Asheville, NC on NC-28 near Fontana and Robbinsville, NC. The large resort grounds and proximity to Highway 129 make it the perfect spot for a sportscar meet.

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What is Deal's Gap?

Deal's Gap is the world famous motorcycle resort at the foot of the Tail of the Dragon.

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What is Tail of the Dragon?

Tail of the Dragon is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road with 318 curves in 11 miles

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What happens at ZDayZ?

ZDayZ activities are arranged to attract all kind of car lovers.
Though the primary focus is driving, other events allow attendees to show their cars, discuss mods, learn about detailing, and much much more. See our Galleries to get an idea of what happens at ZDayZ. In short, you come to ZDayZ for the cars and the roads, but you come back for the people.

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Why is the event 4 days long?

Simply put, three days was not enough. For many people this is the biggest event all year, so we made it bigger :) Anything less than four days would not allow attendees to get the most out of ZDayZ activities and driving the local roads (including multiple trips along the infamous Tail of the Dragon!). Four days allows visitors to enjoy more roads and, as a positive byproduct, gives us time to organize more activities for those who want to participate in a little more than just driving!

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Is there a charge to attend?

Yes. Information about registration can be found on our Registration page. General registration includes access to all activities for the day(s) registered for. There are some activities with additional surcharges, i.e. the car show, Beer Pong, disc golf tournment, and the 5/10K, etc. Meals are not longer included in the registration fee, but are available ala carte'. We feel the ala carte option provides attendees the most flexibility. Event shirts and other apparel are also ala carte, as well as the car show, beer pong, disc golf tournment, and the 5/10K, etc.

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What is the ZDayZ payment policy?

The first 600 PAID registrants will receive a pre-registration gift. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt for PayPal payment and bring it to ZDayZ.
The payment for your online registration needs to be remitted within 10 days or your registration will be expunged from the database.
If your registration needs to be amended prior to payment, please let your initial registration expire or contact Bryan or Michelle to alert us to remove initial registration.
If something needs to be added to your registration please contact us, provide your registration number and remit payment once you are sent an invoice for additional payment.

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How do I book a room or cabin for the event?

Contact Fontana Village Resort reservations by calling 1-800-849-2258 or by visiting their website. Let them know you are booking a room for ZDayZ at Tail of the Dragon to receive our group rate discount! We anticipate completely filling Fontana Village this year, so be sure to book your room early! In the case that Fontana Village books completely please look at our Lodging page for overflow lodging in the area.

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Where can I find more information about ZDayZ?

HERE! The ZDayZ website is one of the best sources for information on ZDayZ. If you have a specific question about ZDayZ, you may email us directly by going to our Contact page. Also you can join our Facebook Group for up to date information and feedback. Finally, the ZDayZ organizers frequent many of the Z-car forums on the web.  When possible, we will post news and answer questions on those forums. You may also use your search engine and look up "ZDayZ", there is a ton of positive feedback on ZDayZ on many of the forums. YouTube is also a good place to find out what ZDayZ can offer. Most of the videos are ZDayZ attendees driving their vehicles on the roads. We do not promote unsafe driving!

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May I bring a Fairlady Roadster to ZDayZ?

Isn't the Fairlady where it all started? We even have separate classes for Fairladies in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday. A lot of the attendees may never seen a Fairlady, so bring 'em if you have 'em.

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May I bring a G35 or G37 to ZDayZ?

Absolutely! We consider the Infiniti G a close cousin to the Z car. We welcome G owners to participate in ZDayZ. We even have separate classes for Gs in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday.

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May I bring a GT-R to ZDayZ?

Why not! We have many friends that have either traded in their Z for a GT-R or bought one outright, these people are still part of the ZDayZ family. We even have separate classes for GT-Rs in the ZDayZ Car Show held on Saturday.

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How many people attend ZDayZ?

  • In 2016, ZDayZ attracted 950+ registered attendees and 600+ Cars
  • In 2015, ZDayZ attracted 900+ registered attendees and 550+ Cars
  • In 2014, ZDayZ attracted 860+ registered attendees and 550+ Cars
  • In 2013, ZDayZ attracted 940+ registered attendees and 550+ Cars
  • In 2012, ZDayZ attracted 750+ registered attendees and 500+ Cars
  • In 2011, ZDayZ attracted 490+ registered attendees and 328+ Cars
  • In 2010, ZDayZ attracted 460+ registered attendees and 300+ Cars
  • In 2009, ZDayZ attracted 430+ registered attendees and 300+ Cars
  • In 2008, ZDayZ attracted 300+ registered attendees and 230+ Cars
  • In 2007, ZDayZ attracted 350+ registered attendees and 250+ Cars
  • In 2006, ZDayZ attracted 400+ registered attendees and 280+ Cars
  • In 2005, ZDayZ attracted 200+ registered attendees and 150+ Cars
  • In 2004, ZDayZ attracted 100+ registered attendees and 75+ Cars

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How much does the registration cost for the entire event?

The cost of registration:

  • $20 for a day pass, either Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Allows all access for that day's activities. Some activities still have a surcharge.
  • $40 for a Friday and Saturday pass. Allows all access for those day's activities. Some activities still have a surcharge.
  • $50 for a Weekend pass. Allows all access all activities. Some activities still have a surcharge.
  • $35 for a 5/10K pass. This would be used for folks who ONLY want to participate in the 5/10K race.
  • $35 for a Car Show Entry. This includes the entrance to ONLY the car show and the awards ceremony.
All other items are ala carte':
  • $18 Friday Supper
    • Italian Sausage with Fresh Peppers & Sweet Onions & Pasta
    • Roasted Zucchini and Squash
    • Garden Salad
    • Rolls w/Butter
    • Pumpkin Roulade
    • Water, Iced Tea
  • $18 Saturday Supper | Backyard Grill
    • Sliced Roast Beef w/Gravy
    • Garlic Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes
    • Southern Style Green Beans
    • Fresh Rolls w/Butter
    • Assorted Cookies and Brownies
    • Brownies and Cookies
    • Water, Iced Tea
  • $18 Special requirements meal, is either meal does not meet you dietary constraints we will have vegan and gluten free options, please advise us when you register
  • $25 Beer pong team. Entry fee for a team of two.
  • $25 Wags4Tags 5/10K. All proceeds from this activity goes to Wags4Tags which supports our Veterans with rescued dogs. Registration is also required
  • $30 Car show entry registration is also required.
  • $15 - ZDayZ Event T-Shirt
  • $20 - ZDayZ Longsleeve "Track" Tshirt
  • $20 - ZDayZ Ball Cap
  • $35 - ZDayZ Polo
  • $60 - ZDayZ Hotstamped Disc golf starter set with bag, proof here.
  • $15 - ZDayZ Disc Golf Tournment player pack includes: Premium disc, Cotton Tee shirt, mesh hat, and a mini marker
Registration is required to attend ZDayZ. If you are not registered you are not covered by the liability waiver and insurance policy nor will you be eligible to win prizes or giveaways, including raffle drawings.

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Why does the Car Show event cost $30 to enter?

It takes all types to build a show like ZDayZ.  A large portion of our attendees enjoy the car show (each year roughly 1/4 of the cars onsite wind up in the show). Others either do not want to enter their cars or would prefer to spend that time driving the Dragon, which is fine also. So, for this activity, we prefer to have only the show participants fund the show. The entry fee helps cover car show specific items...trophies, refreshments for the car show, extra give-aways provided by ZDayZ, etc. Besides, $30 Car show, that's a bargain! Look in our a Gallery at some of the trophies we give away. And the bragging rights of winning a trophy against such specific competition is priceless.

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The registration cost seems high.

First, as stated above, registration covers more than just your registration those fees goes into event costs such as:

  • Registration supplies
  • The many fees associated with Fontana Village
  • Legal-ease
  • Insurance
  • Car show trophies (car show entry covers this)
  • Meals (ala carte')
  • Storage and handling of prizes
  • Taxes

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Does ZDayZ donate to Charity?

ZDayZ donates most of its proceeds, including the monies from raffle ticket sales, to charity each year:

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Does ZDayZ have a refund policy?

If your situation changed and your attendance at ZDayZ is no longer viable, please contact Michelle or Bryan.

We will be happy to refund based upon the schedule below:

  • 100% of all registration products prior to March 31, 2017.
  • 90% of all registration products prior to May 1, 2017.
  • 75% of all registration products after May 2, 2017.
Please allow 2 weeks for your account to be credited.
Paid apparel can be sent to you post event with a valid shipping address or you can let us know who to give your apparel to on-site.
Registration and/or Car show can be transferred with prior permission from Bryan or Michelle.
ONLY PAID ZDAYZ REGISTRANTS may participate in sponsored events, including raffles, meals and attendance at parties. Please wear name badge and help us protect this event’s future by sending anyone you notice who is not registered to the registration desk.

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