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My Datsun 510 is a work in progress. I was into Datsun's the day after I was born and this was the car literally rode in. So my interest in cars recently came about when I saw our family's old 510 rusting in a field for the past 25 years, until 2009 when I decided to take it on as my restoration project. Thought I'd start this blog about just different stuff that interests me (not just cars but hobbies too). This car is not for sale nor will it ever be for sale. *If your car is featured here against your wishes or you see incorrect information, please contact me at classicdatsuns@gmail.com , and I will make any necessary changes. Have fun viewing. I am not affiliated with any sponsors, company, or body shop. I'm just a dude that likes Datsuns.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ETA: UNK (most likely June 1, 2011)

So I spoke with the truck driver and basically my car is still on his 18 wheeler rig.  He is still waiting for other orders around Oregon.  I'm a pretty patient guy so I'm in no hurry considering he did undercut all other shipping company offers by about $200 dollars.  So I'm still waiting.  Counting down the days.  I'm just hoping that I can be here to help roll it off the truck.  The only thing it functional is the hand brake and steering wheel.  I hope he doesn't deliver it when I'm at work.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stuff That Had To Be Done: ETA: 5/30/11

Ok my recent time around the house has been pretty crazy.  Here's a few pics of what I have been up to. The pictures should tell all but the captions should give more detail.

Changed out a broken sprinkler head to a copper top.  Not too complicated.

Planted some veggies.  Cilantro and Green Onion.  Better than organic because organic still uses pesticides.

Cleaned my garage.  Doesn't really look like it but it's clean.  Installed shelves above garage door on the roof.

I saw this on the road but if I had this Civic, I think I would be smiling ear to ear every time I drove it.
This is 8th gen Civic SI Mugen edition.  They were released in 2008 with only 1000 units produced.  Rated at 197 horsepower this would be an awesome car to own.  I can't find production numbers for 2009 or 2010 or 2012 for that matter but I can tell you that this is no ordinary Civic.

Here's a really mean looking Mini Cooper.  This car looks so mad at the world.  Complete with spoiler and front lip kit and rims.  I wish I knew more about Minis to tell you more about them.  This one just simply stood out from the rest of the Mini Coopers on the road. 

One of the best years on record for that Bordeaux, France.  2005 Bordeaux. Had a little sip.

If you are wondering what ETA means in the title, I hope you stay tuned to find out.  I'm going to have a pretty nice surprise for you all on that day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

San Diego - Out And About

Just went shopping at the mall a few days ago but I had to snap a pic of this Sienna in black. I wanted my Sienna in black SSSOOOO SSOOO bad.  Anyways, I don't see them in black all the time so I snapped a pic.  Oh how I just want to bag or drop it and throw on some 22' x 9's among other goodies.

The Siennas are a USDM vehicle but I really see potential in someone that wants to go 'all out' with modding one with a VIP twist to it.

I was driving just a couple days ago and also snapped this picture of a 510.  There is a driver there, but I photo shopped the driver out hahaha.  Looks like he's rolling on some Libre rims also.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Datsun Meet on Thailand TV

Thailand is coming up in the car game not just with VIP styled cars but also with old school Japanese cars as well.  Saw these videos and I had to share.   

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whaddup Wednesdays San Diego Car Meet

There are so many cars to take pictures of at these meets held about once a month.  Mainly the ones that caught my eye are the old school rides.  There are just too many pictures to take and post but here's a few pics from previous meets that I took photos of.  There are close to about 200 cars in attendance at times.  It's almost like a car show and for the most part people behave making it a fun time to just hang out, meet friends, share stories, drink boba, eat food, and of course drool at the cars that show up.  Of the previous meets that I have been to, I once counted 4 Skylines (not G35's).  Other honorable mentions include 2 Lambos, and handful of NSX's and I'm also a sucker for modded M3 BMW's and RX-7 FD's.  I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled and keep you guys updated.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Somebody Got It Right!!! =D

I rarely see girls model with 510's so these pictures definitely caught my attention.  Found these on a forum that I frequent.  I don't know anything about the photo shoot the car, or the model.  If you have more info(or pics), send me an email.