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Solvang Roadster Classic
Solvang, California

Y ou know the drill: quaint Danish town in southern California, Japanese roadsters on display. It's the Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic, which has been held in this happy little hamlet for 22 years now.

For Americans, these venerable little droptops were the first Japanese cars that had any semblance of sportiness attached to them. They captured more than their fair share of hearts when they went on sale, and just a glance at Solvang tells you that they never really let go.

This year, James Standridge, who hailed all the way from Shannon, Alabama, walked away with the best-in-show award for his gorgeous 1967 SR20DET-powered 1600, a fine piece of work built by Spriso Motorsports. We're not sure if we were more impressed by the beautifully restored examples, or the all-original ones. There was even a rare 212 Fairlady. This was the first model to bear the Fairlady name, and only 288 were built.

By the end of the show we were so very tempted to add a new car to the JNC project fleet, and probably would have if we could afford it. Many show-goers come all the way from NorCal, and we can't think of a better car to cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway in. Top down, of course. END

Click here for coverage of the 2008 and 2007 Solvang shows.
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