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dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/19/21 1:28 p.m.

Speaking of supporting the GRM/CMS  would GRM/CMS consider offering a 5 year / $100 and we get both magazines?  I do the 10 year things with GRM I would prefer a 5 year and get both. 

Chris_V
Chris_V UberDork
2/19/21 1:40 p.m.

On another forum I frequent, one of the posters recently bough this BRE replica and is taking it to the track.

This car has racing log books back to 1979 and has been raced by a number of amateurs in SCCA, CSRG, HMSA, HSR, and SVRA. It is a replica of BRE driver Mike Down's #35 car (before the number change to #85 for "guest" driver Bobby Allison, which is the livery that remains on the original car with Adam Carolla now).

 

Man, I love these cars. Big influence on me back in the day, even if I did gravitate to the BMW 2002 instead.

jharry3
jharry3 GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/1/21 1:03 p.m.

I have a book called The Stainless Steel Carrot by John Morton written about racing the BRE Datsuns for Peter Brock.    

twentyover
twentyover GRM+ Memberand Dork
6/2/21 9:12 a.m.
dean1484 said:

Speaking of supporting the GRM/CMS  would GRM/CMS consider offering a 5 year / $100 and we get both magazines?  I do the 10 year things with GRM I would prefer a 5 year and get both. 

Two years or so back my 10 year subby to both magazines ran out. I called (I forget who, and the number) and asked if I could re-up for another 10 on both magazines. The subscription desk accomodated my request and I'm now good probably until they plant me

carpeforza
carpeforza New Reader
11/19/21 8:57 a.m.

Don't forget how the BRE Datsun 240Z and Roadster got their numbers. The factory cars are always 23 and 46. In Japanese, 2 is pronounced "Ni" and 3 is pronounced "San", so 23 is Ni-San (Nissan is the parent company of Datsun). Then it's multiples of that for subsequent cars. We had to unabashedly steal the livery for our 260Z LeMons/Chumpcar.  

Flyman615
Flyman615 New Reader
7/24/22 2:31 p.m.

Great story and it's about time! I've been a BRE fan since the beginning. I have a BRE poster on the wall of my shop showing the 2000 Roadster, 240 Z and 510 sedan all with their stripes on. Also in the shop is my own white 1970 Datsun 2000 Roadster, but sans stripes. Mr. Brock, you're still my hero!

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
7/24/22 3:35 p.m.

A buddy has been restoring a Datsun 510 to "as new" condition for the last 27 years now. I joked with him that by the time he's finished, he'll have to start over replacing everything.

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