Datsun Roadster Does La Carrera Panamericana


Issue 2 of JNC should be arriving in mailboxes this week, and in it you will find an article about Lucha Libre Racing. Or you might have seen the team’s 1967 Datsun 1600 Roadster in the race car corral at the JCCS this weekend. It’s the first Japanese car to race La Carrera Panamericana, the legendary road race that takes competitors 2000 miles across Mexico in the course of one frantic week. Streching from the Guatemalan border to Texas, it’s one of the toughest races in the world.

This year, owner Michael Emery is mounting a second attack on La Carrera. He’s also raising money to buy school supplies for Mexican children, so please check out his entertaining blog and help out with a T-shirt or sticker purchase if you can. JNC advertiser Pack Racing/VTO Performance went the extra mile by custom-making a set of 15-inch superlite wheels for the car!

JNC also bought a small square of real estate on the Datsun’s flanks, and we are excited to report that soon our logo will be hurtling across Mexican highways when the race kicks off on October 24. We wish LLR the best of luck!

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5 Responses to Datsun Roadster Does La Carrera Panamericana

  1. Dan said:

    Great cause and lots of fun! I’ll be following Mike’s progress on the blog =D

  2. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) said:

    Got a chance to see this car but didn’t get a chance to chat with Mr. Emery! Good luck to him and his cause…

  3. Kimico said:

    Good luck to Mr. Emery on his cause. I’ll be checking his blog from time to time.

  4. Bob said:

    Very cool!

    And is his daughter single? :lol:

    Oh, I’m just silly.

  5. Xemoto said:

    Strange place to see a JNC magazine. :)