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BRANSON  Z  FEST

JUNE 3RD - JUNE 5TH, 2016

 

 

The annual Nissan family reunion that takes place in Branson, Missouri the weekend AFTER memorial day weekend. 

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Honestly, what isn’t there to enjoy about Branson Z Fest? Each year I put approximately 2500 miles into making the trip there and back and the BZF family is what makes me keep coming back for more!

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WELCOME HOME

 

JUNE 2nd - 5th

Although the primary focus of the event has always been the "Z" line  we understand the importance of other Nissan brands as well. Own a GT-R? How about an Infiniti? Find yourself cruising around another Nissan / Datsun model?

 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE

 

We are all part of a family of Nissan owners. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2016!

 

 

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EVENT SPONSORS

 

Here are just a few of the many BZF sponsors who have already pledged sponsorship for this years event.

 

 

 
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EVENT Details

As has been the tradition in previous years, the early days of the week are very loosely scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: Although the "OFFICIAL" dates are the 2nd - 5th the MAJORITY of event attendees arrive earlier in the week.  Branson has plenty of things to keep you occupied. Come early and stay late. You will be glad you did. 

Due to the liability associated with 100+ cruise through mountainous terrain all cruises are on a "self guided' basis. The event will provide you with everything you need to enjoy yourself  (IE: Printed guides / State maps / meeting place at the hotel) but there there will NOT be an official start or end time to any cruises.  You are free to leave and return (taking whomever you want) at your own pace.

We realize how this freedom may seem very odd at first, but trust us when we say it will quickly become one of your favorite things about the event. Rather than having 300+ people being lead around by a daily schedule the event ends up being 300+ individual customized events based on individual interests. 

Cruise The Rock : 

Over 60 miles of twists & turns, running over and around famous Table Rock Lake, beautiful views with tons of picture opportunities!    

The Peel Ferry Cruise:

Have you ever heard the saying "Over the river and through the woods?"  This cruise is our best BZF interpretation of that! The route is beautiful and offers both driver and passenger a wonderful time. Enjoy hundreds of Ozark Mountain twists and turns, wonderful photo ops, a ride over the lake on the last operational ferry in the state of Missouri and a wonderful detour from everyday life.  

Eureka Springs Cruise:

This cruise (a favorite among the BZF alumni) is a shining example of the Ozark Mountain back roads. Why take the interstate when you can take scenic back roads to fine food, shopping and entertainment in Eureka Springs, AR


Thursday

Family Reunion BBQ

BBQ meal prepared by volunteers to raise money for charity. In 2015 we were able to raise $760 for hearing aids to help those with hearing disability.  Be sure that you arrive early.  There is NO GUARANTEE that we wont run out of food before we run out of customers. Why do we do it? I'll let Vanessa Spring explain it.  She was the person kind enough to choose the charitable organization for last years event:

Thank you! I am so grateful to you all! It’s hard to explain to people who haven’t experienced it, but you people are like family! All I can say is thank you and may you be blessed many times over for your kindness and generosity!
— Vanessa Spring
 

FRIDAY: 

Funcross

The 2015 event marked the first year of BZF FUN cross.  Based on the OVERWHELMING positive feedback we expect to remain on our event calendar for many years to come. 

Please note: Due to the time restrictions related to this event participation is limited.  If you want to participate in the 2016 event you need to contact Danny Bokamper to get your name added to the list. 

Details on the location and time of the Fun Cross will be posted here and on the event Facebook page(s) once they have been finalized. 

dragstrip

JOIN US FOR SOME FAST TIMES AT THE IHRA 1/4 MILE DRAG STRIP. The track will be reserved for "Z's, G's and SX's" for the first few hours Friday afternoon. Then lets see how you stand up to the local competition! This is your chance to see just how fast the old (or new) Nissan really is!    

Have you got a buddy that thinks his Z31 will whip your Z32? Ever wonder if the "G" is faster than the "Z"? This is the safe place to find out who is "King of the Hill"! Never been down a race track before? No problem. We will teach you just about everything you need to know. If you do not want the hassle or don't feel comfortable next to some one, we can do single runs just as easily. If you don't feel like you need to prove anything to anyone, we have seating right along the track to support your friends and take photos.    

Who do you think has the fastest car in each class of car? We will be looking for the fastest 1/4mph speed, best reaction time and the best 60 foot time. Later on we will find out who is "King of the Hill". The current record set for a BFZ entry is an 10.85 by Steve Warner set in 2008. Can that run be beat this year?    

Track Rules:

  • A helmet is required if your car is quicker than 13.99. We recommend a helmet any time you race. There will be 2 or 3 "track" helmets available.
  • Seat belts are required in all cars.
  • Sorry, no passengers on the track with out special permission.
  • If your car has air conditioning, we ask that you turn it off. Water that has accumulated in the condenser may dump onto the starting when you launch. Often this may be right in front of your own rear tires. So please turn the air off if you are racing.
  • Fuel: "110 octane" and "alky" are available for real race cars. 

Saturday

Car SHow  

  
Do you think you have a great car? Then join us for the car show. We can't wait to see what you have done to your Z over the last year. The car show takes place on location, at the hotel, on the Branson strip. NOTE: This location is subject to change in 2016.  According to Missouri traffic surveys, 30,000 people drive by this location everyday! So come and show us your Z!    

BZF Awards (BZF Event)    
Now for the good stuff, the awards! Join us for a witty awards ceremony directly following the car show. Come and see who the winners are! This is a great time to see the organizers make fools of themselves while awarding you for your wonderful car!


EVERY EVENING

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Bring something to sit on, sun block, aspirin and comfortable shoes.  You are going to need that stuff the entire week you are in Branson. Nothing more to say here except for W.H.I.B.S.I.B.

 


 

 
 

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center in Branson, Missouri is a beautiful, quality property you won't want to leave. We are conveniently located on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway between the RFD-TV Theater and the IMAX Complex with easy access to Branson's best attractions on the famous HWY-76 Strip and Branson's numerous outdoor recreations. The Honeysuckle Inn and Conference Center is independently owned and operated. With business practices built upon strong family values and a commitment to guest satisfaction, the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center provides Branson Lodging that exceeds all expectations.

 

 

EVENT CALENDAR

PLEASE NOTE : THE POSTED EVENT SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE