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Classic Motor Show DVD
UK NEC Classic Motor Show - March 2008 - John Hunter's beautiful 1500 is featured heavily in the DVD of the 2007 show, when the Classic Z Register's Jon Newlyn again dispels the  myth that the Fairlady is a copy of the MGB - well done Jon ...
Classic Car Show 2007

Oldest surviving SRL311 for sale

Oldest surviving SRL311 sold - SRL311-00003, a 1967 Datsun 2000 owned by Don Mackinlay's family since 1971, was recently sold.  Complete but in need of full restoration, the 2000 appeared on Ebay, attracting significant interest.  


Second oldest surviving SRL311 for sale
November 2006 - (updated January 2008) - second oldest surviving SRL311 for sale - the ex-Jack Scoville Datsun 2000, SRL311-00004, which has been owned by Bob Klemme since 1991, is now up for sale.  This wonderfully restored 2000 was up for auction on Ebay but it did not reach its reserve. It's now on www.race-cars.com with an asking price of $67,500.  For more history on the car and its background, click on the Jack Scoville pages.

New Datsun Roadster two volume book
8 May 2006 - The Datsun Roadster Book TM by Scott Sheeler, is an excellent two volume title offering a wealth of information to Fairlady owners, including chapters from the fairlady.org and datsun.org archives - Click on the image to buy your copy now!
The Datsun Roadster Book TM, May 2006

fairlady.org acknowledged by Sports Car Market
1 May 2006 - Sports Car Market profiled the Datsun 1600 and 2000 Roadsters. fairlady.org is acknowledged in the article.
Sports Car Market

Fairlady 1500 features in drivers' parade at Malaysian F1 Grand Prix
19 March 2006, Sepang F1 circuit - Datsun 1500 owner Dharma proudly chauffeurs F1 driver Scott Speed in the drivers' parade. These photographs were taken shortly before the parade took place.

The Datsun Roadster in the 1968 and 1969 Tulip Rallies
In 1968 Hannu Mikkola and Jorma Lusenius took their factory Datsun 2000s from the Monte Carlo Rally to the Tulip Rallye, with some success. These pages chart that success and look at the roadster's last appearance on the European Rally scene in 1969.
Tulip Rallye Pages

fairlady.org is acknowledged by US Research Center
fairlady.org is recognised by the International Motor Racing Research Center at Watkins Glen - the IMRRC site includes a link to the Datsun Roadster Racing Pages, the only single make site to be featured, apart from a history of the Offenhauser

Nissan Silvia Remote Control model

In 1965 a Japanese made radio controlled model of the Nissan Silvia (a coupe based on the Datsun Fairlady chassis) was sold in New York - click on thumbnail for images and details of two survivors of one of the first ever radio control models.
Silvia R/C

Fairlady - Japan's First Sports Car

Phill Brook's excellent book Fair Lady - Japan's First Sports Car,  which includes a number of images sourced from the Register's archives, is now available in Europe. Click on the image for for details of contents and how to order. This is the first ever English text book dedicated purely to the Datsun Roadster. The book is the result of five years hard work - and is a must for all roadster owners.
New Book



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