The news of Mr K’s passing this weekend moved many, especially in the US where he was instrumental in guiding the Datsun brand in its formative years. After retirement in 1977, Mr K remained an active ambassador to the brand, traveling across the country to Nissan shows and meeting his fans. It seemed impossible to go to any gathering of classic Datsun owners without running into someone with a heartwarming Mr K story to tell, from owners whose cars he signed to former Datsun dealership employees to even his former secretary to whom he bestowed his beloved yellow 240Z when he retired.
Mr K’s larger-than-life persona impacted even those who never met him, by being part of the Datsun community.
What’s your best Mr K story?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the one modern feature you wish JNCs had?”
Once again, many great answers filled the comments this week, but there was one that came up over and over again: cupholders. It’s almost hard to believe this cutting edge technological leap didn’t come about until the 90s. Of all the cupholder wishes, we liked Steve‘s answer the best:
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