Heaven On Earth…

I am just going to let the photo do the talking on this one… Unbelievable…

Heaven on earth - 20130228

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Datsun Engine PORNO!!

This is all the talk amongst the Datsun online community… The work of art that is called the OS Giken TC24-B1Z. Thanks go to Dino Dalle Carbonare at Speedhunters.com, for taking the photos and writing a great article on the motor.

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Click on the Speedhunters.com link above to go to the article Dino wrote about the motor, as I can’t say anything about the engine that he has not already said! (And, I also don’t want to be accused of stealing someone elses words, so…)

What I will do is share the specs of this engine package that one can buy from OS Giken, compared to the original TC24-B1 from 1980:

tc24 specs comparison

As well as this photo Dino took of the gearset that does the timing on the motor…

tc24 gearset

It warms my heart to see that there are still performance companies out there that are developing parts like these to carry the great old L-series motor into the 21st century… I love it!!

Pantazis family Bob Sharp Racing IMSA 260Z Replica

This car is currently the most amazing Datsun that currently resides in South Africa, and the fact that it gets shared with everyone out on the race tracks makes it even more awesome! Built by the father and son team that were featured here last year in this post, this car has exceeded my expectations through and through! πŸ˜€

This is just an overview of the car, as I plan on doing a more in-depth article on it in the near future…

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Dick Sorensen’s Skyline 2.8GTX

This here is one of the most successful racing cars that has ever raced in South Africa. Built by Hennie van der Linde in 1983, this stunning piece of automotive engineering has dominated the South African circuit racing scene, and now continues to do so in the ownership of Dick Sorensen, himself an accomplished racer that drove a variety of Datsuns back in the 70’s and 80’s, one of them posted earlier here, and his son Richard.

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Passion for Speed 2013 at Zwartkops Raceway.

I have been meaning to put this post together for the last 10 days, but have not had much time to be able to do so.

Even just keeping the blog up to date has been going pretty badly thanks to the outrageous amount of overtime I have been working sine the beginning of 2013… Hopefully I can try and turn things around a bit and get more Datsun awesomeness up here for you guys!

So without further adieu, have a look at some of the photos I took of my first ever motorsport event with my new DSLR… Enjoy it, and feel free to comment below, I love to hear your thoughts and opinions! πŸ™‚

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