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  1. Name Z's like that one bring too much money for most racers but I've heard of three ex US race S30's recently imported here, no pics yet.
  2. Emoji didn't communicate, darn, the video is footage of a driving game/simulator, the first to have some old Datsuns in it. Useful to familiarise yourself with a circuit too.
  3. Here is some vintage video
  4. Seeing that I'm building a race Z31 I'm qualified to comment. Errr, it looks good.
  5. Where is the love button for the Devendorf rig?
  6. Cameron Lane unfortunate rally ending 240z.

    Looks like he nearly made it to the top, bold effort.
  7. A book for Nissan Racing History Buffs

    Be an interesting read, problem would be actually reading it. Pity.
  8. Sato Wins!

    It's just that you are so predictable Alan, someone steps out of the line according to guru you and BAM!
  9. Vintage Racing or Sportscar Books

    Well Alan I could spend hours trawling through race results and no doubt if I wanted to could come up with statistics to support my claims. But that's not going to happen. To elaborate on my S30 claims though, because they are of interest, my point is that at the time like equipped for like the S30 was a superior design. Basically to beat a S30 the Porsche required more power/bigger brakes/wider tyres, it always had to have a add on advantage. The inferiority of the Porsche design is easily illustrated on wet roads, maybe the very best specialist drivers could handle them but it's obvious the other 99.5% can't. If you don't understand that then perhaps you should spend more time actually following and examining the performance of various cars instead of just relying on statistics which can be selected anyway.
  10. Sato Wins!

    HS making mountains out of molehills again. Sato was a bit of a slow learner but an obviously tenacious one, great win for him, sincere congratulations.
  11. Vintage Racing or Sportscar Books

    Realistically Alan it was the S30 rather than any later Z models which I'm confident were a superior design to the 911 of that time. What happened in the US with the S30 was ground breaking for Nissan and it showed that no Euro designed production car could match it. Later on it was different, Nissan moved towards the GT market and Porsche got their act together and put all their effort into making cars that could win races. In that scenario it's obvious that even an average race orientated design would always beat a semi luxury GT design so I can't see anything to get excited about there on behalf of Porsche. Nothing that has happened since gives me any reason to change my mind, the S30 is a superior car to Porsche's offerings at the time. As for now the GTR is a joke, why a company would virtually abandon it's proven line and virtually emasculate it in favour of a fat exercise in over tech has me beat.
  12. Vintage Racing or Sportscar Books

    So nothing on the golden era of US Z car racing? That's truly strange because those successes should have had world wide implications, instead the Zed was basically neglected as a race car in Europe, partly no doubt because it was Japanese and an import. As far as my world S30 excellence claims go, if Europe is to be included then it's common knowledge that if you want to compete there then local experience and knowledge is paramount. This obviously requires a Europe based operation, particularly concerning long distance races. Bluntly S30 efforts in Europe were pathetic, competing against a factory dedicated team with the best drivers is only ever going to end in fail, the car is irrelevant. So whatever claims to being a World Event were made in reality they were Euro events and when one maker concentrates on a particular event the number of real contestants which can effectively challenge drops to near zero. For a specialist sports car maker which sales depend on winning races the incentive is obvious and the odds become shorter still. Yawn.
  13. Mitty Weekend

    S30's are basically an excellent car in the rain, it's their natural balance, unlike some others which have the heavy bits in the wrong places.
  14. Someone was chasing beyond his skill level?