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™‚

R30 and 260Z lead the pack - 20130213 Continue reading

Random Pic…

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?? πŸ™‚

Sideways at 118MPH in 1970…

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!”

Datsun in the East African Safari Rally MEGA POST…

Over the past few weeks I have been collecting various photographs of any of the Datsuns that were campaigned in this rally and had to identify the drivers in question as most sources did not know who was who, so it has been another interesting topic for me to expand my knowledge on.

I have found photos from 1963 through to 1982, and I thought it would be better to do one HUGE post of them all together for the sake of proper ordering and to minimise confusion. Continue reading

Never before seen photo…

Here is a photo I only came across last week of my grandparents during the 1969 Total International Rally in their Datsun P510 SSS/TK.

My thanks go to David Pearson from Motoprint for sending me this lovely memory of my grandparents… Check out their website here for more great historical South African motorsport photographs that can be ordered for really great prices!