I came across these images the other day and thought to myself “That would make a potent time attack car with a twin turbo L28!!”
So, the internet at home is still stuffed, so I will use the works net to share some new photos of Datsuns in the Safari Rally that I recently came across to make up for the lack of posts as of late…
1971: 19th East African Safari Rally
No.31 240Z – Shekhar Mehta / Mike Doughty – 2nd overall
I recently purchased a proper DSLR camera for the first time in the form of a Nikon D5100, after wanting one for the past 7 years. This will now allow me to take some properly good photographs of the Datsuns in my world, which I can’t wait to do…
I was out a few days ago trying my hand at a few sunset shots, when I decided to turn my lens towards the daily, and these are two of the resulting photos:
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Cheers for now…
Things are going to be pretty quiet over here for the next few days until we get the internet fixed at home, so I will leave you guys with this awesome shot by Dino Dalle Carbonare from Speedhunters of this awesome Bluebird Coupe dragster from Japan… This bad boy is fully tubbed and runs an L28 with an air shift gearbox!
There is plenty of stuff on this site in the archives, so why don’t you have a look around till I can post some more new content?? 🙂
This is by far one of my favourite photographs of my grandparents, seen here competing in the 1970 Total International Rally in 1970, which they proceeded to win overall, which in turn secured them their entry into the next years Monte Carlo Rally in the 240Z.
This photograph was taking when, according to my grandfather, “We were doing 118mph / 188.8kmh in a long left hander through a rock pass… Great fun!”
Here we have some Straight-6 Datsun LY crossflow goodness mounted inside the engine bay of an ex-works Fairlady Z… Stunning and super rare!! I just love seeing stuff like this!
Here is the story of this wonderful car:
Peter Valantine recalls “TKS33SU4079 was re-registered LPE66P in 1975 after I was arrested by HM Customs & Excise when taking the car to Datsun in Belgium to exchange it for another car. It turned out that the car had been in the UK for longer than permitted and Datsun/Old Woking were fined and had to pay the duty to get the car released, after which it had to have UK plates. The customs guys at Dover cut up the Jap plates before releasing the car! I must say that I was a bit concerned at the time, although after 36 years it all seems quite amusing now!”
When it was found:
A week ago, Scott McIntosh asked if I had any brochures on the KP510 SSS Coupe, and to be honest my collection of brochures was thrown away by the cleaning lady… So Scott, hopefully you have not seen these shots yet! Enjoy…:-D
So this past weekend saw the final round of our local South African Historic racing series take place at Zwartkops Raceway. What made this special was the fact that I would be personally meeting the owners of these two Fairlady Z’s, ones of only a handful in the country… The father and son team of Mr Sophos Pantazis and Mr Phillip Pantazis.