Old school racer…

I came across this awesome looking 1979 Datsun 1800J SSS race car on a group I belong to on Facebook that is dedicated to the historical racing days of South African Motorsport. The car was driven by owner Johnny Knez and Ken Critchfield, as well as Trevor van Rooyen.

This photo was taken at the 1979 Cape Town 3 hour race where the team had tyre problems which prevented them from finishing. It was powered by a fully worked L28 with triple webber sidedraughts.

Must have sounded quite awesome at full song on the straights! Really diggin’ those wheels, they look similar to the rims used by the Works Datsun 240Z’s from the international endurance series’… Look how fat that rear tyre looks!! Insane…


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