Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: SWDP bbq - 3rd annual So Cal.

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56

    SWDP bbq - 3rd annual So Cal.

    Greetings So Cal JNC members. Im announcing the 3rd annual Southwest Datsun Pickups bbq & inviting anyone & everyone.
    where- Jurupa hills regional park in Fontana CA.
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp...&cid=lfmaplink
    when- Sunday Sept. 19th 8 - whenever
    why- to celebrate the heritage of the Datsun trucks , meet new friends , & eat alot of BBQ
    Heres a link to more info regarding the event......
    http://community.ratsun.net/topic/20...ortant-change/
    Last years bbq had over 50 vehicles show up ranging from 620's, 720's, 510's, roadsters, & a few HB's.
    This is a pot luck bbq so if theres something special you want to eat..bring it & we'll grill it up.
    We have a huge gazebo secured with tables so theres plenty of shade so come on down, hang out & check out some old school Datsun's
    I'll add that Larry & Miguel have been to both our bbq's & had a good time & i wanna thank you guys for ALL your support.
    heres a few pix from last year........



  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56

    We will also have event T shirts for sale 8)

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    The huge gazebo has been reserved w/ tables 8) Just 2 more months to go.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    T shirts have been ordered & kick ass! Hope to see you So cal guys there 8)

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    1 month to go people. Get your vehicles ready, remember it's open to everybody Datsun or not We will be doing a cruise afterwards to the Fontana Datsun dealer & onto the Wig Wam motel for photo's.
    & BTW we made Mini truckin magazine for Sept :tu:
    http://www.minitruckinweb.com/events/we ... index.html
    & the article.......

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup BBQ
    Old-School Datsun Lovers BBQ
    From the September, 2010 issue of Mini Truckin'
    By Mike Alexander, Members of SWDP
    Photography by Mark Lynn

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Truck Show
    The 2nd Annual South West Datsun Pickups Bar-B-Que was held on Sunday, August 16, at Martin Tudor Park in Fontana, California.

    The weather was perfect for this second-annual old-school meet. There is a dedicated group of Datsun enthusiasts who keep the old school alive, and they continue to build and get together to celebrate the days of the "Fontana" Datsun. They help each other stay historically correct on forums such as ratsun.com, and they decided to bring back a club for such enthusiasts.

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Datsun Pickup Trucks
    Keeping the old school alive, Guy Grey, Mark Lynn, and Mike Lepker created the SWDP (South West Datsun Pickups) club in memory of the original SCDP (So Cal Datsun Pickups) from 1973. This group comprises Datsun lovers from all the Southwestern states, and they meet up once a year to stay more connected than just through the forums they frequent. According to the club's history:

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Datsun Trucks
    "The Fontana-based club formed in 1973 was SCDP (So Cal Datsun Pickups), which was sponsored by Fontana Datsun, now California Car & Truck. All of those guys ran a plaque made of redwood, which was routered by the Woodshop teacher at Fontana High School, and then the letters were painted yellow. All club members were presented with them upon approval. In 1975, an Escondido chapter was added. Thirty years later, a discussion between Guy Gray, Mark Lynn, and Mike Lepker occurred with the thought of how to be a historically correct group of Datsun truck fans without necessarily having the requirements of a club. They took out the 'So Cal' and replaced it with 'South West,' and a new group, South West Datsun Pickups, was born. The logo is essentially the same as it was more than 30 years ago but has been changed to include three more states, and it will forever leave the proper historic remnant of SCDP intact."

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Datsun Pickups
    Because Fontana was SCDP's base years ago, the new group decided to keep their annual event there, and after the barbecue they do a "historic" cruise and photograph surviving Datsun trucks and vehicles in important locations. The photograph at California Car & Truck was graciously allowed, with 16 Datsun vehicles lined up at the original dealership building! Mike Lepker has a photograph of 20 SCDP 620 pickups lined up in the same location taken in 1974. The Wig Wam Motel is an important Route 66 location, and once again its owners were gracious in allowing SWDP to line up for photos. The owner indicates that SWDP is the first club to ever be allowed to do so, despite the rich American motoring heritage of the area.

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Datsun Pickup
    SWDP also cruises other locations such as E Street in San Bernardino. Every Friday night during the '70s, SCDP would meet in the lube bay at Fontana Datsun and then caravan to San Bernardino and set up on the corner of 6th and E Street. SWDP recognizes the importance of this history and is actively locating original members, photographs, and items tracing back to the roots of minitruckin' history.

    For more information on this historic group, check out Southwestdatsunpickups.com. Special thanks to all the guys of SWDP for letting us document their event and their club's history.

    2009 South West Datsun Pickup Bbq Datsun Truck
    Show Lowdown
    Name: 2nd Annual South West Datsun Pickup BBQ
    Location: Martin Tudor Park, Fontana, CA
    Dates: August 16

    Fast 411
    Keeping the old school alive, Guy Grey, Mark Lynn, and Mike Lepker created the SWDP (South West Datsun Pickups) club in memory of the original SCDP (So Cal Datsun Pickups) from 1973.
    This group comprises Datsun lovers from all the Southwestern states, and they meet up once a year to stay more connected than just through the forums they frequent.

    Contact for Future Events:
    Southwestdatsunpickups.com, or check out Ratsun.net

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    The T shirts are in........


    $15 each & we have some from last year 4 sale.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    Just recieved word that there will be a photographer attending thats shooting pix for the Japanese magazine Truck trends. And after the bbq we will be doing a short cruise to the old Fontana Datsun dealer & then the Wig wam motel for pix. 9 more days 8)

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    Ok final bump for the BBQ.
    lots of food........
    lots of Datsun trucks & cars.......
    t shirts for sale...
    magazine photographer will b there........
    & a cruise afterwards to 2 historic spots for pics 8)
    Come hang out & enjoy the day !

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    The BBQ was a HUGE success & we had 30+ trucks there this year! Ill be posting a few pix soon. James from Alabama it was a pleasure to meet you & take care of that awesome 521 !

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    San diegoCa.
    Posts
    56
    Ok on to a few pix...
    Takashi kikuchi on the ladder [taking pix for Truck trends magazine]








    more pix in a few days & TY to all that attended. See you next year 8)

Similar Threads

  1. 2nd Annual Old School Import Showdown, Oct. 7th
    By tomstwincam in forum Events, Meets & Gatherings
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-02-2012, 09:32 PM
  2. annual charity car show
    By crown69 in forum Events, Meets & Gatherings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-25-2011, 10:04 AM
  3. 1st Annual Old School Import Showdown
    By tomstwincam in forum Events, Meets & Gatherings
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 01:17 AM
  4. Second Annual Bay Area BBQ Meet - Aug 8th
    By drummingpariah in forum Events, Meets & Gatherings
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 09:30 PM
  5. 2nd annual SWDP BBQ get together So. Cal.
    By Pacific coast 620 in forum Events, Meets & Gatherings
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-04-2009, 03:43 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •