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A "Fun Run" blast from the past. 1974

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So awesome. I was just there a few weekends ago, so it is really cool when I recognize some of the exact spots that those pictures were taken. Now I'm gonna have to take mine on the same trip!

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While Motorman7 is restoring my '73 240Z, (thread titled: We're bringing back the flat tops!)  I've started digitizing the slides I took of the car I've kept since I bought it new in 1973.  I came across the pictures I took of a "fun run" in 1974 sponsored by Jack Gubrud, the owner of Gubrud's Valley Datsun in Mt. Vernon, Washingon.  That was where I bought my car in April, 1973 after returning from a 10+ month deployment to Vietnam aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. 
This was on Sunday, August 4th, 1974 from Mt. Vernon WA (north of Seattle) over the North Cascade Highway through the Cascade mountains to the town of Winthrop, WA.  I believe almost all of the Zs in these photos were purchased at Gubrud's Valley Datsun.  
Lots of S30s!
As I recall, Jack Gubrud paid for a BBQ picnic lunch for everyone.  And we had a presentation by a Datsun engineer about the new Hitachi carbs.  Wish I had paid more attention!

The ZCCW did the same drive in early September this year. It was 400+ miles Seattle and back. We pretty much do this every year.

72 body and block, everything else 71, Tokico springs, Illumina, R180 CLSD, 83 close ratio, 3.90 gears, Ztherapy SUs, BRE 15X7 Libre wheels and BRE front spoiler.

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12 hours ago, Mike B said:

Looks like some of the cars in your photos have these same frames.


Mike B, are those license plate frames yours?  (I saw they just sold two days ago on ebay)  Are you willing to sell, or loan them?  They would go well with the Monroney window sticker for my car.partial Monroney sticker.jpg

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Hi Jayhawk,

Yes, I bought them on ebay a few days ago, but haven't received them yet.  I collect Datsun frames, especially ones from the Northwest (I live in the Seattle area).  I had seen your posts before but didn't realize they were from the dealership you got your car from until I googled the dealership name and it brought me to this thread.  I'll send you a PM.


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