A few weeks ago we asked what you would put in a Mitsubishi theme park. It’s something worth considering since the Mitsubishi Group is actually building one. But that may have been too restrictive. Today, October 16, happens to be the 100th anniversary of Disney, so we’re giving you a blank check to build your own JNC theme park with whatever attractions you can dream up. Will there be an arcade with every driving game ever made? A Watanabe-shaped ferris wheel? A roller coaster that simulates a race on the Shuto?
What would you put in a JNC theme park?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your favorite Japanese truck?“.
We loved seeing the diversity in the answers this week. They ranged from barely-a-truck car-based cargo haulers like Art‘s Mazda Porter Cab or Fred Langille‘s Nissan S-Cargo to actual commercial-license-required rigs like Lakdasa‘s Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter or RX626‘s Geijyutsumaru dekotora.
The winner was a hard one to pick, but in the end we gave it to Dave Patten‘s choice of an incredibly rare car that should have far more of a spotlight considering how nuts people are about vintage Datsuns, the V520 Van:
1966 Datsun V520 Van with single headlights. Never sold in North America.
The “Van” name is a little misleading, as it conjures up images of a box. The reality is it looks more like a 2d station wagon, similar in styling to a Chevy Nomad. The 520 Van uses the nose and doors from the 520 pick-up, but with a full length station wagon style body. I has sliding rear side windows for the backseat passengers, when the rear seat isn’t folded down for added cargo space.
Often confused as a version of the 410/411 Bluebird Wagon, but the Van is a truck using the 520 truck chassis and driveline. 1300cc J13 engine with a 4 speed and 4.875 rear end gears. No speed demon, but it was never intended to be.
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