Datsun Roadster News & Events

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Have an upcoming event or news item? Email me at gvalazza@hotmail.com.



New cars posted for sale + holiday gift ideas

By Greg Valazza, posted December 9, 2014

There are a couple new cars posted here. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a roadster owner, I've got two model kits for less than $40 shipped. Also just found an official reprint of the official Datsun service manual for 1600/2000 Sports for $50 shipped. Looking for something for your Datsun enthusiast loved one? Let me know and I can give you some ideas.



1968 Datsun Roadster 1600 sells for over $50,000 at Amelia Island 2014

By Greg Valazza, posted March 17, 2014

At Gooding and Company's Amelia Island auction a 1968 Datsun Roadster 1600 sold for $50,600. Gooding and Company estimated the value of the car in the range of $35,000 - $45,000. The car is listed here while more photos and further details can be found at Classic & Sports Car Magazine.





Scott Fisher takes year long sabbatical to drive Roadster

By Greg Valazza, posted January 30, 2014

Scott Fisher has driven over 30,000 miles, visited 44 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and is still going strong. You can follow his journey on his blog Roadster Roadtrip and also check out coverage on Autoblog.





Roadster for sale in Seattle

By Greg Valazza, posted June 14, 2013

The Roadster posted a couple days ago sold quickly, but another one has just been posted. Check out the for sale section of the site.



Napa Valley Roadster by Petrolicious

By Greg Valazza, posted December 30, 2012

Here's a professional production showing a pair of 2 Liter Roadsters in wine country. Its not just nice to see the cars, but pretty cool to hear the story about how they bring people together. I've met a lot of great people in the Roadster community that have been friends for years. Petrolicious, the producer of this video, has a bunch of great videos about classic cars and the people behind them.






3 Roadsters for sale in Texas

By Greg Valazza, posted July 23, 2012

A number of cars and parts are for sale from the family of a longtime Datsun owner who recently passed away. The family has posted information and photos at www.datsuncarsandparts.com.





Shasta 2011

By Greg Valazza, posted July 3, 2011

Baby boy keeps Dada busy and not focused on Roadsters! Quick note that the 27th Annual Shasta meet is July 8th and 9th. If you have any interest in a buying a Roadster, find your way down to Mt. Shasta City, CA. Its a lovely city with lots of sun and fresh air. If you want additional info, email me: gvalazza@hotmail.com.


Andrew Kazanis's 67 2000 with rare license plate trim ring gleaming in the sun.


Some quick news

By Greg Valazza, posted October 4, 2010

New baby will be here soon taking some of the focus from the DATSUN side of things.
  • Friend's dad has a Roadster project for sale in the Seattle area - take a look in the for sale section.

  • Robert in Lancaster, CA has 3 Roadster bodies + parts for sale. Let me know if you are interested and I'll email you his phone number.

  • Took a quick ride in a Tesla Roadster last week. Friend got an hour test drive away from the dealer. I thought I had some idea what the 3.7 second 0-60 acceleration in an electric car would be like, but this was truly shockingly in the neck snapping amusement park domain. Felt a little nauseous. It was awesome!


Mike Young wins Best of Show at 26th Anniversary Mt. Shasta Datsun Roadster Meet

By Greg Valazza, posted July 13, 2010

This year's event was a scorcher: 102°F on Friday and 100°F the day of the show. As expected, this year's turnout was smaller than last year's 25th Anniversary gala, but we still had about 20 cars from all over the West Coast.

Mike Young of Datsun Sports in San Francisco brought up a 1967 Datsun 2000 which he had restored to pristine condition.

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Its always a pleasure to see the lastest car Mike has been working on



Fully restored 1967 Datsun 2000 for sale

By Greg Valazza, posted July 12, 2010

John is selling SRL311-00050 after a complete and total rotisserie restoration. This is as nice of a restoration and as high end as you are ever going to find. Drive train, suspension and frame were done by Classic Datsun Motorsports, and the body, interior and paint were done by Dakota Muscle Cars. This isn't a fire sale, and expect to pay top dollar, but its not often you can find a car like this without having to invest years and upwards of $70K in parts and labor.

I'll be adding some additional photos and details to the site about the car, but wanted to give the heads up if you've been looking for the perfect 67 2 liter.

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Car #50 is available now to the right buyer



Mt. Shasta Datsun Roadster Meet: July 9-10, 2010

By Greg Valazza, posted June 27, 2010

This is the can't miss event of the year set in the shadows of beautiful Mount Shasta. Last year was a blast seeing old friends and visitors from the SROC in Japan. If you are at all interested in buying a Roadster, this is the place to be.

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You'll never know what you'll find at Shasta - Nissan factory hardtop not available in the States



Nissan designer wins award

By Greg Valazza, posted June 27, 2010

Nissan's Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura, has been named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company magazine. He led the design effort for many of Nissan's vehicles including the Nissan Leaf. I'm excited that Nissan keeps pushing the envelope with cars that are truly spectacular like the GT-R and innovative like the Leaf. You can find a profile of him at Fast Company's website


Shiro Nakamura, Nissan Chief Creative Officer




Roadster featured on the cover of Finishlines
By Greg Valazza, posted June 7, 2010

Doc Herman's Roadster is featured on the cover of Mid Ohio Sports Car Course's Finishlines promoting the 25th annual Vintage Grand Prix on June 25-27. Datsun/Nissan is the featured marque for this special event and there will be a Datsun corral Sunday for all Roadsters. You can find more info at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course or email Roadster owner Paul Kort for specific details.


A great shot of Doc Herman's Datsun Roadster 2000 



Scott Scheeler launches third and final edition of The Datsun Roadster Book

By Greg Valazza, posted April 14, 2010

Scott released his first edition "Parts Catalog" in 1987. Now over 20 years later, Scott's work has expanded to three full volumes jam packed with articles, tips, parts, history, service notes, and color reproductions of ads, brochures, and other magazine articles. If you own a Roadster or are thinking of buying one, this collection is an absolute must have.

To compliment this, Scott has also just released some very high quality reproductions of the nearly impossible to find Datsun Roadster owner's manuals. These reproductions are not only well done with nice color covers, but also quite affordable.

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With three volumes and 880 pages, this could be called the Datsun Roadster Library



1/18 scale Datsun Roadster diecast announced

By Greg Valazza, posted February 1, 2010

Ever wanted a large scale diecast Datsun Roadster which you could actually open the doors and look at the engine inside? AUTOart has announced a full 1/18 scale diecast Datsun Roadster that should be almost 9" long.

[Thanks, Manabu Goshima of the SROC. Manabu has been an invaluble source of news and information for many years.]

Update: Just found out that there will be a red, silver, and white version.

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AUTOart Datsun Roadster coming soon



Nissan Leaf comes to Seattle

By Greg Valazza, posted December 12, 2009

The Nissan Leaf road show came to Seattle this week showing off Nissan's first 100% electric car with them. It was worth braving the cold today to see what may be the biggest paradym shift in automotive history.

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Nissan Leaf at Winterfest, Seattle Center



50 cars in attendance at Shasta Meet

By Greg Valazza, posted December 12, 2009

It was good to see old friends and more than 50 cars! Thanks to everyone who came out this year.

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Local police wanting to take part in this year's photo shoot




25th Anniversary Mt. Shasta Meet: July 9-11, 2009
By Greg Valazza, posted June 14,2009

This will be the 25th year that Datsun Roadster owners have been getting together in the scenic town of Mount Shasta. I look forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends again this year!

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Poll results
By Greg Valazza, posted June 14,2009

The results of our first poll are in. I hope to have a new poll up and running soon.

What is your favorite original Datsun Roadster color?