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    Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    It was hella-hot today at Prospect Hotel for the second ever running of the Datsun Day. Many thanks to the many hands behind the scenes at the Sydney Datsun Club for putting on a great show.


    R31 GTS-R Skyline was pretty modified, 266rwkw I believe from the RB20DET-R. GTS-R is of course the Group A homologation version, of which 800 were made (with huge T04E huffer)


    Modern cars were notable by their relative absence, the only post 90s cars were an R34 and an S13.


    Over here in Australia, we call this donk-style "Sex Spec". I have no idea where this terminology first came from, but it's stuck. I think it's because at car shows, this type of showcars were the first to have promo girls as part of their showcar display. Sex Spec applied to a 280ZX...


    One of many FJ-engined 510s today




    Nice 610 Coupe


    Running L20 with throttle bodies




    Super-sanitary 1000...


    ...with smoothed/tucked engine bay and SR20


    But many of the cars in attendance were stock, including quite a few USDM 2 door coupes. Suprisingly, quite a few USDM 510s have been imported over the years. We didn't get the 2-door you see.


    Super-clean grandpa-spec, and it was remarkable how many cars were this good. Definitely more quality cars this year than last.


    Sex Spec'd 510


    Can't argue with the work that's gone into it though


    There weren't as many Zeds this year as last year, when the ZClub had quite a big showing. This red one looks great


    Not sure if I'm feeling the rear end treatment though


    I think they're 240K tail stoveburners set into a vinyl-trimmed panel?


    This car scooped a few prizes I think


    You know how 11 cows lay down their lives for a Rolls Royce interior? Well 8 snakes paid the ultimate price for this 510


    No snakes died for the dashboard though.




    Plenty of nice Sunny Coupe


    ...yo, dawg, I herd...


    Clean and original Stanza sedan for sale, $5k IIRC




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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Interesting powerplant choice for this Sunny Coupe


    Twin-plug Z18 turbo from the early 80s Bluebird SSS Turbo...pretty rare motor these days. Z18 also holds a place imn Aussie motorsport history, because a Z18 powered 810 Bluebird held the qualifying lap record at Bathurst for many years. It was revealed in later years by the team that the motor was a one-lap only grenade spec, with the boost control turned up as far as it would go (no one is really sure how much boost it ran exactly)






    Another clean Stanza SSS. The ADM SSS was just an appearance package though.


    I think the Cedric boys outnumbered the Skylines and Zeds today






    Pillarless 260 coupe looked and sounded great


    Very clean 230 Ceddy coupe


    With interesting 4bbl carb conversion. I know 4bbl kits for Zed in the USA are pretty commonplace, but it's not something that was popular here in Oz.


    This Zed hides a secret


    *nods*


    So does this sedate looking MR30 Skyline sedan


    RB25DET, if I'm not mistaken?


    Speaking of MR30 sedans....this rallycar also had a surprise


    LS1! ...must be decent at throwing rocks on the stages


    Survivor-spec Fairlady roadster


    My friend Ben's 240Z...more of a track car than a show car


    With Kameari 3.1L stroker running throttle bodies


    And plenty of carbonfibre and fibreglass body parts for lightness (this is the roof)




    ...getting back to unexpected engine conversions...


    Green Bluebird wagon had VQ30DET turbo power from a Cima luxobarge




    HR31 coupe won Best Nissan I think


    With RB26 power it laid some decent rubber leaving the event later in the day


    Very 70's styled zed...


    with....




    Remember that Sunny Coupe from before with the RC car?




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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Sydney Datsun Club big wheel Graeme brought along his 1900 Cedric






    He was selling L-series oil filters at 4 for $10 (I bought four!) but there were a few other well stocked trade stands


    Stewart Wilkins of http://www.swmotorsport.com.au/ fame brought along a rarity, a 160 Violet SSS rally car






    This was amazingly clean, freshly restored by the looks of it




    Oh wow


    This had interesting numberplates


    A member of the popular Auszoku forum






    Michael, from the ZClub picked up best Zed


    This is a very clean car




    Drag oriented Sunny truck




    Another one of the standout showcars today


    Twin carbed L series with lots of tasty fabrication. Every nut and bolt was new and even the gearbox was painted in immaculate wrinkle finish












    Very original looking 411 sedan






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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011



    Very lowered Sunny Wagon


    This 510 is well known in Sydney circles


    Got NOS? Oh yes, yes we do








    We also had some aussie muscle in attendance.

    This one is an 80s GM sedan called the Holden Commodore. It's similar to the european Opel Rekord, but the chassis is quite different, the aussie version has a 5.0L V8 and live axle. I'm pretty sure it doesn't share its chassis with any of the 80s rwd GM cars in the USA like the Monte Carlo. In general aussie muscle cars tend to have a bit of a circuit vibe, it's a little bit like as if the US TransAm series had continued on. V8s racing around road courses are the most popular motorsport here.


    This one is also a Holden, but an early 70s Torana GTR XU1. it's very compact (actually about the size of the Hako) but with a straight six instead of a V8. In the early 70s, the Mopar and Ford competition were V8s, so this made for interesting racing as the lighter Toranas made the most of their better handling and fewer pit stops.


    But by the mid 70s, the Torana formula had moved onto V8s, and this one is an A9X Torana. 5.0L V8 and live axle, it grew from the previous GTR XU1. Kinda like an aussie Hako, with the flares and spoilers, huh?




    These are known as Chasers in Australia. They're the widened wheels that were fitted to police cars in the 80s, so they're a popular aftermarket fitment for anyone on a budget. But over the years they've become a little iconic in their own right.






    It's a novelty seeing a 230 Ceddy, that isn't in Seibu Keisatsu being blown up




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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Oh on a cultural note, it is against the law in Australia to hold a sporting event or club gathering without one of these


    Which is used to make these


    You might have noticed by now, that some of the cars have "failed" to successfully hide their intercoolers


    Much of the J-tin scene in Australis has its roots in drag racing, where things like aesthetics take a back seat to function.


    So having half an intercooler poking out isn't generally seen as being a bad thing


    And some ppl might actually do it deliberately...


    This I believe is an MA70 Supra intercooler.






    But we do have the technology to hide the intercooler so i think that for some ppl, the exposed IC is a style thing


    This V6 turbo powered 510 was a good example


    Very stealth


    As was this one (the NOS'd JDM SSS coupe from before)


    It was a very hot day, but it was a terrific event put on by the Sydney Datsun Club.


    The Hako was lucky enough to get a prize for Best 70s Datsun, which is really cool And we're all looking forward to the next year.
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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Brilliant coverage Kev :tu:
    Love that Datsun 260C coupe (330 Cedric) and, and and... too many nice cars to list!

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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Kev, "hella-hot" gets no where near justifying how hot it was there....but none the less, a fantastic show, the hako was looking pretty spiffy.

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    Re: Sydney Datsun Day 2011

    Nice coverage, some tidy cars there! 02QUIK has a nice shin shredding arrangement on the front :shock:

    Sometimes I wish I was into Datsun's, I regularly see 3 minters each week. A little 411 sedan that lives down the road from me and the old lady drives it to the train station every few days, a super mint 180B sedan(white with blue interior) owned by an old fella, and a 240K sedan owned by another old fella. All very nice, well maintained cars!

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