Some more old school racers…

I have recently come across some more amazing shots of Datsuns that were raced on the Old Kyalami (one of the best racing circuits ever)  in a group on Facebook dedicated to the history of the once illustrious race track… Enjoy!

Up first we have the #15 Datsun 240Z that was entered by my grandfather as the Team manager and raced by Kunimitsu Takahashi / Kensi Tohira in the 1973 Rand Daily Mail Kyalami 9 Hour. They placed 4th overall.

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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…

Cars in the Park 2011: Overview

As I mentioned earlier, here are a few photo’s from the August 2011 Cars in the Park show.

The show was great, with a lovely atmosphere that was helped along by the unbelievable variety of classic cars on display. I had a great time with my friends and my father, can’t wait for this years show!

I will start the photo’s (please keep in mind these photo’s were taken using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, so they may not be the best quality…) with a nice lineup shot of some of the P510’s that were there:

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Cars in the Park August 2010

I thought I would share some of the photo’s I took at our annual Cars in the Park show from August 2010. Was a great show with quite a few Datsuns in attendance…

Martin Stander’s immaculately restored 1973 P510 1600SSS sedan, with an engine bay shot just below, by far the BEST Datsun of the entire show. Over R110 000 ($14 000USD) was spent on this car to get it into the state that it is in. Simply astounding if you ask me:

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