sigh. life is great, huh? :]
Thanks to a comment from DJBlackrabbit, I found out my domain..THIS domain, DailyDatsun.com fell off the face of the earth. Though not set to auto-renew, it didn’t hit the internet trash bin (that would’ve been too easy) – no, DailyDatsun.com is popular enough that it got picked up by some Chinese / HK domain resale company. yep. I HAD TO BUY BACK MY OWN DOMAIN. wtf.
Well. We did it. Let’s just say I didn’t lose any arms and legs…but it certainly put a new perspective on what’s going on here. We’ve really started something. Well, enough to get noticed, and put some real value on it. And now that we’re back up and running, it’s time to shift gears. We’ve burned out 1st long enough!
Welcome to a new Daily Datsun.
Summer is coming, and it’s time to take the car cover off.
Let’s see where the road takes us, and continue to enjoy the journey.
Ah! October. What a great month – leaves are turning, there a chill in the air, the sun is starting to get lazy in the morning and grumbles, “fall is here”! Well it’s also an important month for the Datsun Z.
Back in October 22nd, 1969, Nissan released one of its most successful cars ever: the Nissan Fairlady Z, or known as the Datsun 240z here in the States. Sold as a 1970 year model, it featured a 2.4L inline-6 engine and only cost $3,526 USD; a price on par with its contemporaries at the time: the MGB-GT (love that car) and the Porsche 914. In short, it was a success for its affordability, reliability, performance and great looks.
The 240Z helped usher in a new perspective on Japanese sports cars to the American public, and continued its success of the S30 chassis with the 260z and 280z. And as they say, “the rest is history”…or just a link below 🙂
A few cool Datsun 240z ads:
It passes. This is me reporting to you (semi) live from SmogTech in San Jose.. The Daily Datsun’s 1977 280z passes CA smog emission tests! 🙂
More on the rest of the story later.. Sorry, it’s been a while.
How do you fit 3 planters worth of soil and succulents in a Z?
haha.. use every bit of space available.
Still feels like a brand new car.
I was heading back home from an appointment, when i noticed the miles counting down… 99991….99992
ok, ok, i’m not too far from home, maybe i’ll make it to my driveway…
shoot.. only at 280 / 87 (or somewhere around there)
ah ah! where’s my phone? okok recording… where’s the light, ok, light on
what? why are you turning off?! no no, wheres my car charger? WHERE?!
woohoo! after pulling over the side of the road, fumbling for the charger in excitement, I was able to record my first mile. Sigh, my first 100k ever.
huh, i’ve never looked at a speedometer / odometer so close before…
Brrr! A cold morning in CA. Looks like some of that freeze from the cold air made it’s way over here.