When I arrived in Japan, I emailed Alexi from noriyaro.com/ about some ideas of things to see. You can understand my excitement when he told me about the Japanese Classic Car Association meeting! Here is a quick post about the Sunnys (Datsun 1200s) I found.
Kazumasa Hirota’s TS Cup car was my absolute favorite. I have wanted to see it for a long time, and couldn’t believe my luck.
Beneath the bonnet is a pretty special a12, out to 1300cc and with lots of fruit. I’m visiting his shop later in my trip so I’ll fill you in on the details.
This four door Datsun 1000 is the only B10 I found at the meet. I’m fairly sure it packed an a12.
This KB110 had an a15 with quad Mukunis – bike carbs. I’m was hanging out to hear it start up!
This man couldn’t believe that I owned a sunny, done up similar to his.
However this is without doubt the best street Sunny I have ever seen, owned by Kenji Mihashi. It is for sale for 1.6million yen, I believe.
Hirota built the engine for Kenji, and it is a work of art.
An original GX-5 done right.
I couldn’t leave out this FWD, a-series Cherry!
This Sunny looked menacing, but had a fairly standard drive line.
I’ll leave you with this two door. Read the story about it on beeoneoneoh.wordpress.com/
Would you like to see the Skylines and Truenos of the event, too?