With the cancellation of pretty much all car shows this year thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic , I figured a good substitute would be some show photos galleries from the archives. I’ll be posting a few throughout the year, all of which are from shows I attended before Ratdat.com existed. In fact, before I was …

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The first wave of Datsuns arrived in the UK during 1968, with the entire model line up consisting of just four models, the 510 Bluebird, B10 Sunny and 130 Cedric… with the C30 Laurel arriving shortly after. These models all sold in tiny numbers, so you would naturally expect these early Datsuns to be the …

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According to news reports today, a mere seven years after announcing its revival for emerging markets, the Datsun brand name is once again going to be retired. Nissan has been struggling with a lack of profitability, so as part of 2.8 billion dollars worth of cuts, the Datsun line-up is to be axed once more. …

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After a prolonged absence, it’s quite fitting that Radat.com is back online in time to celebrate its twentieth birthday. Yes, 20 years today! The 2nd of May 2000 was when Ratdat.com started, hosted on a server providing only 2Mb of space! The banner above is from the site back in 2001. It’s hard to believe …

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The modernist style building you see above started life in 1934, as Nissan’s first head office, in front of its original factory, in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama. Remarkably, given the huge post war expansion of the company, it continued to serve this function until 1968, when the head office was re-located to a new, larger office block …

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