This Saturday, September 15, is not only going to be the 8th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, but Mr. K‘s 103rd birthday as well!
That’s right, Yutaka Katayama was born way back on September 15, 1909, around the time horseless carriages were first being built in Japan. After a storied career during Nissan’s formative years, where he recognized the importance of sports cars, motorsports and their marketing, the former president of Nissan USA and die-hard enthusiast is still kickin’ it at age 103!
Although Mr. K’s health prevents him from travelling to the show from his home in Japan, JCCS organizers have created a large banner for Nissan/Datsun fans to sign. After the show the banner will be sent to Katayama-san in Japan, so be sure to stop by and wish him O-tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!