The 2017 edition of the Sydney based “Datsun Day” took place over the weekend on a brilliant Sunday morning. With summer just around the corner it was getting rather warm, as around 100 Datsuns of different models. With even the same type of models were all built to the owners personal preferences.
A change of venue this year to the Ettamogah Pub Rouse Hill in North West Sydney for Datsun Day 2017, which is located next to a major road. It certainly helped draw in people to come have a look at the great collection of cars.
It was also great to bump into other Datto enthusiasts that I know through my motorsport background, and touch base on how their projects are going.
Speed Nation’s own, Sandy, brought his RatRod inspired Datsun 260Z out for display along with a handful of other Zeds. While most of the cars are road based cars there was a nice Datsun 180B race car that has been doing some track & hillclimbs. The 180B is running a SR20 which seems to be one of the motors of choice if you are upgrading from a L-Series motor. The car has been built over the last year, and only got to see the track in the last couple of months. The owner, Russell had an unfortunate accident at a Hillclimb last year which damaged the previous shell. The car even completed the Challenge Bathurst 2-Day event held at Mount Panorama in mixed weather conditions last weekend. This immaculate custom Datsun 1600 always had people around it. You can tell that everything has been looked after, with custom paint & full leather interior. It was a very clean looking build. Even a few stores had some great Datsun parts, car models, shirts & stickers. You could easily drop a lot of money on some very cool stuff if you were after some parts.
Hope you enjoyed this glimpse at a great event! I hope that with this new venue the event will continue to grow over the years, and more and more owners will bring these must see cars out to the show. I might even have to bring my Datsun out for a future event, of course once it’s finished with some upgrades. Thanks to all that helped put on the show, and if you live in Sydney be sure to check it out in 2018.