JCCS Preview: Happy 103rd Birthday to Mr. K


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!

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5 Responses to JCCS Preview: Happy 103rd Birthday to Mr. K

  1. Lukas said:

    Happy Birthday, Mr. K!!

  2. Toyotageek said:

    Yes indeed,
    O-tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu Katayama-san!

  3. pete240z said:

    Happy Birthday! Send my your diet and fitness plan…….

  4. Kevin Truong said:

    Maybe we ought to drive Datsuns and Nissans and just maybe we’ll all live as long as he does…

  5. Happy Birthday Mr. K! I’m honored to have your signature on the fender of my ’72 240z!