Despite the efforts of British tuning companies in the 1970’s, such as Old Woking Service Station, Janspeed and Samuri Conversions, Datsuns never really caught on with British car modifiers. Competition in the small car market was considerable and tuning favorites such as the Ford Escort and Mini ruled the roost. As any Datsun fan will …

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I loved Matchbox cars as a kid and have no doubt that they played a large part in developing my obsession for all things with engines and wheels. But it wasn’t just the miniature die-cast cars that fired my imagination in the early 70’s, it was also the boxes they came in. For the 1970s, …

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Most Nissan and Datsun fans will be familiar with the existence of Nissans own heritage collection, housed in the old Zama factory in Kanagawa, Japan. Many of the galleries of images to be found on the Internet tend to focus a little more on classic Skyline GTRs, Fairladys and race cars, with few making note of …

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The traditional old British scrapyard, where you could wander about freely and remove parts from rusting old cars is really a thing of the past, but here and there, a handful have so far survived modern regs, which has done so much to change the vehicle dismantler’s trade. Yards that have cars much older than …

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