Keith’s Datsun 280z

Sean and I attended a Datsun Z track day in early february at taupo raceway. Some amazing Z cars showed up – but there was one that stood out from the rest.

Keith’s Datsun 280z.

With it’s silhouette car type looks and a massive history behind it – it screamed RAD!

From my memory of the conversation I had with Keith, he’s owned the car for over 20 years, and has only rebuilt the engine once in the very early years of ownership – and has thrashed the tits off it since then. He initially imported it as his own road car, and when it came from Japan and landed on these shores it was in immaculate condition. It’s eventually transformed over the length of his ownership to a caged old school track warrior.
Hanging some big carbs off the side of the L series engine – It makes all the noises an old Datsun should.
I hung around long enough talking smack with Keith that he eventually offered me a few laps round the track riding shotgun. Not only is the car mad, the man behind the wheel is also mad! He certainly knows where the limits are, and knew just how to make me white-knuckle while gripping onto anything within my reach. Thanks heaps for the good times, Keith!!

Anyway: here’s the pics of this nostalgic demon.

thanks for reading! meet – Wellington – 19th June 2013

Well this post took long enough to conjure up. mah bad, lads!

Here’s some pics of the meet for June 2013 for the Wellington chapter

Bizzo attaching his cute lil wabbit that JD won for him in the gift grabber machine.

Tidy wee bug eye Starlet

a deliciously finished Hilux truck

Love this Falcon, particularly as it dragged its arse along the carpark on the way out.

Group banters

Choice wee Suzuki Alto 800.

Beavers newly manual converted Datsun.

super original 2 door KP Starlet. Whoever ended up buying this has scored a sick wee car!


Hayden’s sweet KE wagon. BROOOWWWNNNNNN

Shaz’s classic LA Lancer.

Sweet original Sigma. Check out the pic below to see what was hanging from the rear vision mirror.

DOUBLE BROWN!! What a delicious drop.

The Starlets were a popular choice this month. This one was sporting some nice period wheels. cheeee

Morris Minor Woody, you have no heart if you can’t appreciate the character these things have.

Some excellent banter was had as it is had every month. Big thanks to Oldschool lads for organising this one. Good times

Parting shot of this Datsun 260c. I hate mucking round with colours and shit on photos, but i was bored, and this ended up being fun.

Until next time!