Brian Bray – President
Welcome to the Carolina Z Club!
I stumbled upon the car club in 2003 in search of a Z32. Originally I joined to learn more about my new car, and twelve years later these are some of the best group of people you’ll ever meet. My first Z32 was a black twinturbo that I eventually swapped into a hardtop chassis. I was able to perform all the work myself because of this club. It created everlasting memories I’ll never forget. It sounds cliche but it really is like family. Whether they have garage queens or daily drivers, they have the same passion of driving what they love.
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.
Jeremy Luxon – Event Coordinator
I’m Jeremy Luxon. My first car was 02 Mitsubishi Galant fully loaded. It was a fun car. I own 03 G35 sedan sport. Enjoy sedans for some odd reason. The best smiles are on the track passing Z/coupe G’s. The fun part it is manual. CIN Motorsports help build the G to what it is today. Soho Motorsport helps maintain it and possible build. I enjoy tracking, Zdayz, ZNational, club events, and other events. CIN Motorsports introduced me to the CZC 5 years ago. One of the first members I met was Graham. The Z/G community has always been great to me in every way. The CZC is more than a club to me. So many new friends and experiences being involved. I have always been around cars and different types of racing. Enjoy talking to car enthusiast of all types. I went to school for Event Meeting/Planning. Very excited to be the CZC Event Coordinator.
I want to thank you all for the opportunity to be the 2017 Event Coordinator. My goal is to make every CZC member proud to be a part of this group and make past officers proud as well.
There are some awesome changes in the works to further bring everyone together at great events. These events will be tailored to fit more members’ schedules and work to increase membership. I’m looking forward to being involved with more vendors and the community, and ultimately bring the club closer together. We have an amazing group of people and I’m excited for us to make 2017 great in every way!
David Broome – Treasurer
I’m David Broome. For some of the newer folks in the club, we may or may not have met, but some of the old timers should remember me. My first car was a Z32, which I sold in 2011. Last year, I tracked it down and learned that it’s sitting in a junkyard, crashed, in Sumter, SC. Before it left us, it provided me a great service in lighting my fire for everything with an engine, but especially Zs. It introduced me to wrenching and the CZC, and trucked me to dozens of Z events. Since then, I’ve had six Z32s. I’m currently down to 2.5: one parts car and two long-term street/track projects (VH45 and LS1). Unfortunately, I find myself without a garage to work on them, but that is in the works. I am casually looking for a slicktop Z32 to be a more practical driver (tell your friends!).
At the moment, I’m also dabbling in the Porsche world (boo!) with a 1989 944 S2 Turbo, which I hope to have on the track shortly. My other big interest is 2-stroke street motorcycles from the 70s, of which I have a few.
The less important part of my life is that I’m a CPA. I was previously an auditor with a large public accounting firm in Charlotte, but changed to a more Finance-oriented role with a tire company in Fort Mill last year. I look forward to maintaining the club’s financials, cash control, and government filings (believe it or not!).
But what I’m especially looking forward to, now that my professional life is stabilizing, is getting re-involved with the club and rekindling some old friendships and starting new ones. CZC has been a truly rewarding experience for me, and introduced me to some of my best friends. I can’t wait to give back to the club that’s treated me so kindly.
Mike Foreman – Secretary
Hello My Name is Mike Foreman and I’d like to tell you a little about me. 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.