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 Post subject: A few historic pics
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:38 pm 
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Interesting historic pics and advertising :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:17 am 
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Thanks for that..... :thumbs_up:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Thor - you continue to come up with some really great pictures. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:26 pm 
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This is great stuff, Thor!

Reference that 240Z #16:

Arnold Chatz and Goeff Mortimer raced this G-Nosed Zcar in 1973 with some incredible success. They only entered two races that year (both in Nov73), and finished 6th in both of them.

The wonder of that achievement was that they were road-racing against outright Grand Prix and Formula cars!

The picture Thor shows probably came from the Kyalami (South Africa) 9hr Sportscar Endurance Race (where they finished 6th overall against Ferraris, Lolas, Porsche 903 and RSRs, Mirage Fords, Chevrons, V8 Panteras and some other 800hp incredible closed-wheel Down-Force Ground-Effects CanAm cars of the day). Incredibly, they finished two spots behind.....another 240Z!

I fail to surface anything better than this following example of the '73 Kyalami Endurance race. It's *SILENT* :cry: but you can clearly zee #16 valiantly fighting its way to the top of the pack against some very mighty opponents.

Please take a moment to read the names of the world-class racers who were piloting those other CanAm cars ~ the likes of Mike Hailwood Himself, for Pete's sake!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WWAMiiB6-E

Just one more example of what a Giant Killer the Z was when it first hit the tracks in the 1970s.

Here's a list of some of the hotter contestants:

"[1 - Porsche 903/3. Reinhold Jost / Herbert Muller - finished 1st 2 - Lola T282 Ford. Jean-Louis Lafosse / Reine Wissel 3 - Porsche Carrera RSR. Martin Birrane / Guy Tunmer - finished 10th 4 - BMW 3.0 CSL. Hans-Joachim Stuck / Jackie Ickx - finished 7th 5 - Gulf Mirage Ford. Derek Bell / James Hunt (rare sports car appearance!) - finished 2nd 6 - Gulf Mirage Ford. Mike Hailwood / Hugh de Fierland 9 - Chevron B26 Ford. Ian Scheckter / John Watson - finished 5th 12 - Pantera Ford. Mario Casoni / Gero - finished 8th 16 - Datsun 240Z. Arnold Chatz / Geoff Mortimer - finished 6th 27 - Ford Capri. Alain Lavoipierre / Brian Cook 28 - BMW 2002 TI. Coenraad Spamer / Carlheinz Peters 29 - Alfa Romeo GTV. Len Booysen / John Gibb About 4 minutes into the clip, watch for a great battle for the lead, over several consecutive laps, between Jost / Muller and Scheckter / Watson. This great battle sadly ends when the Chevron runs into mechanical trouble (you can just see a puff of smoke), and the Porsche eventually goes on to win]"

Frank

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Here's another bit about #16's 6th overall in the '73 Kyalami 9hr endurance race ~

http://dattosankureiji.wordpress.com/20 ... -racers-2/

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 Post subject: Re: A few historic pics
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 8:22 am 
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Here's a great blog full of old Datsun pictures:

http://dattosankureiji.wordpress.com/ca ... g-history/

but THIS one is even better:

http://dattosankureiji.wordpress.com/ca ... g-history/

And then, there's this:

http://dattosankureiji.wordpress.com/ca ... airlady-z/

You can really get lost in this guy's photo collection. Just keep strolling thru his monthly blog entries. Incredible.

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