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

Notorious Muscle Car Freaks Heading To 24 Hours Of LeMons With... A…

Those of you who watch a lot of automotive TV shows are probably familiar with Year One's Keith Maney, who appears on My Classic Car, Dream Car Garage, American Muscle Car, Hot Rod TV, MuscleCar TV, Horsepower TV » 10/04/08 9:00am 10/04/08 9:00am, etc. What you may not know about is Keith's insidious influence on this site; both yours truly and Andrew …

Fast In The Bar, Slow In The Car: Lucha Libre Fairlady Gears Up For…

Remember the Carrera Panamericana » 9/09/08 5:00pm 9/09/08 5:00pm-veteran '67 Nissan Fairlady a few months back? Those from Lucha Libre Racing are at it again, donning their wrestler masks, climbing in the Datsun, and heading to Mexico next month to race some more! These guys aren't just crazed Datsun racers looking for hoonage kicks- they'll be…

Project Car Hell: Dangel Peugeot Wagon or V8 Datsun Fairlady?

Wouldn't you know it, the 60s BMW coupe beat the 80s one in our last Choose Your Eternity poll. Sure, the 633CSi is more complicated, but you might be able to find a parts car or three in your local wrecking yard... and where's the Hell there? Today we're going to return to the perennial France-versus-the-world battle… » 5/08/08 5:20pm 5/08/08 5:20pm

Naughty Or Fairlady? 2008 Nismo Z 380RS-Competition Goes On Sale

You may have a yearning for extreme Japanese weekend racers, but the real question is: do you have the Yen? Specifically, do you have 28.4 million Yen? That's what the 2008 Nismo Fairlady Z 380RS-Competition race-ready is going to set you back. For all that change, equivalent to $285K, you get a stripped-down Z with… » 3/28/08 12:30pm 3/28/08 12:30pm

Project Car Hell: Fairlady or DKW?

Last week, we learned that 63% of you prefer eternity with a basket-case American kit car to eternity with a rattletrap French beach car. What lessons to be learned from that remain unclear, but what is clear is that today's Classic Ad Watch post dictates that we include a DKW in today's Choose Your Eternity… » 11/12/07 6:00pm 11/12/07 6:00pm

1969 Datsun Fairlady

All right, this car wasn't sold as a Fairlady in the US (where it was the Sports 1600) but the home-country-market name is so much more fun than the export one, so I'm using it here. The Volvo Amazon is another example of a car where the home-market name is better than what we got, and the list goes on. Whatever you… » 10/23/07 9:00am 10/23/07 9:00am