Datsun 1600 Roadster Does Mexico

Team Lucha Libre Racing’s Datsun 1600 Sports roadster has once again returned triumphantly from La Carrera Panamericana 2008. As readers know from the article in Japanese Nostalgic Car magazine Issue 2, this was the first Japanese car ever to run the legendary road race, and we are happy to report that it is still in one piece. Car owner and navigator Michael Emery emailed us to say that the Datsun “ran like a dream.” Over the week-long race across Mexico’s open roads, he needed only to adjust the timing once and change the oil. That’s it! Says Emery, “We ran as high as 58th overall out of 100 cars, with 30hp less than the next lowest-powered car. Finished at 70th overall with my lousy navigation the only thing to blame.” Congrats, Michael! You can read more about his adventures at

[Photo credit: Michael Emery]

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6 Responses to Datsun 1600 Roadster Does Mexico

  1. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) says:

    These guys are awesome!

  2. Ben says:

    They’re looking for navigators for next year 🙂

  3. Jeremy (BlownArrow) says:

    Meet Michael at this years Jccs. Super nice guy, I’m glad to see him have such a good run and finish.

  4. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) says:

    Really, Ben? That would be so cool!

  5. Ben says:

    If you’re interested, let Mr. Emery know! 😀

  6. J.Ramirez (zetozeto99) says:

    Psh! You know I am!

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