Why Datsun Should Make a Come Back

In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac. » 2/22/13 3:27pm 2/22/13 3:27pm

1970 Datsun 510 Station Wagon

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. The Datsun 510 is a rare sight on the street these days, and we've seen just one (this '71 sedan) in this series prior to today. Now we're adding another, and a wagon at that!
» 12/17/08 9:00am 12/17/08 9:00am

Duct Tape Saves The Day For Vintage Racer's Datsun 510

A '68 Datsun 510 race car is a pretty good handling machine, but when you race in the sleet, rain, and snow of a Pacific Northwest springtime (as VintageRacer does) sometimes your car ends up taking an unscheduled detour off the track. Make the jump for VintageRacer's story.
» 4/28/08 3:00pm 4/28/08 3:00pm

PCH, Japanese Turbo Edition: Piston or Rotary?

The 2TG-equipped Corolla cruised to a reasonably solid victory over the tubbed Nova in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. And that's fine, but that Toyota makes us feel like doing an all-Japanese, all-torture selection for today. As always, the problem with Japanese Hell Projects is that the cars themselves start… » 10/16/07 5:30pm 10/16/07 5:30pm

The Bluebird of Vintage Racing Happiness

Since we all enjoyed the shots of VintageRacer's Datsun 510 in action so much, he's sent in some more quality racing photos. This time the subject is a right-hand-drive Bluebird, which has made the move from Japan to the racetracks of the Pacific Northwest. Once again, thanks for sharing this stuff, VintageRacer! » 10/15/07 2:00pm 10/15/07 2:00pm

VintageRacer's '68 Datsun 510 In Action

The hue and cry from the readers who demanded to see more shots of VintageRacer's Datsun 510 after seeing just its engine in yesterday's Workhorse Engine of the Day post has been answered. You can all thank VintageRacer for being kind enough to send in a bunch of high-quality shots of his car, both on the track and… » 10/10/07 3:30pm 10/10/07 3:30pm