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Georgia 510s at Z Car Garage

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects
by Alvin G @ 12:04 pm on March 29, 2013

Happy Friday! Here are 2 vintage photos of 510s from Georgia. The photo above was taken at Road Atlanta in the 80’s. You might recognize blue the Dime on the left, it is none other than Turbo 6. Thanks to Jonathan S for sending these nostalgic pictures!

Above right shows Turbo6 just before it was delivered to ZCG in 2011. We look forward to giving you an update on its restoration as re-painting is nearly complete. Catch more progress pics HERE. So, with Turbo 6 and the Box Flare turbo 510 here are more Georgia 510s making their way to California? You bet! This yellow 4-door 510 also came from Georgia last month and we can’t wait to get it back on the road running in prime condition. Here are a few teaser pics stay tuned for a full report next week!

Jerry’s Supercharged 350z

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 10:45 am on March 28, 2013

Jerry owns this sweet Daytona Blue Z33.  He did his own Vortech supercharger install and came to Z Car Garage for some final sorting/tuning. We cleaned up some wiring, changed the spark plugs and got the Z running well so Jerry could start Enjoying the Ride with 388hp/353tq to the wheels!

Dailey Driver 240sx

Filed under: Featured Cars and Projects,Performance
by Alvin G @ 11:13 am on March 26, 2013

Dailey A is an auto-tech school student and came to Z Car Garage because he wanted his SR20 powered (S13)240sx to be a reliable daily driver. The car needed sorting and had its share of issues. We took care of intercooler leaks and sloppy work performed by the PO like a damaged gas tank. Upgrades included a Z32 MAF, JWT ECU, GReddy FMIC, and an Aeromotive 340 fuel pump:

Dailey’s 240sx now makes a dependable 222hp/218tq to the wheels:

Socal GT-R meet 3/30/13

Filed under: Events
by Alvin G @ 7:16 pm on March 25, 2013

This Saturday there will be a huge GT-R gathering in SoCal. For more information please visit and to view pics from the last year’s GT-R invasion HERE.

Long Live Godzilla!

Datsuns Vintage Racing Report!

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by Alvin G @ 10:35 am on March 24, 2013

On Saturday 3/23 we drove our Datsun 510s (and an R32 Skyline) to Laguna Seca to catch the B-sedan vintage races. It was a beautiful sunny day filled with sights, sounds and smells of motorsport.  Our caravan included Kurt in the Strutless Wonder, Tom in the Datsun 510 wagon, Matt in his
Turbo 510, I drove the Turbo Box Flare 510, and Rob in the Skyline:

When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised at the number of Datsuns in the paddock. I took shots of engine bays, suspension, and interiors to get your juices flowing(see gallery):

Wayne McAtee and Troy Ermish

Mark Bowen, Dave Stone and multiple cars from socal

Adam Carolla drove the Datsun 510 guest driver(Bobby Allison) car:

Les Cannaday of CDM debuted their latest restoration: a Datsun 610 race car!

Les’ Datsun 1200 and the Frisselle 240z IMSA car:

This Bluebird coupe was also a treat to watch on the track:

We anxiously awaited the B-sedan qualifying laps and race at 10am and 2pm. It was amazing to see all of the Datsuns out there:

 Thanks to Tom Dockery for these pictures below:


Here is a short video clip of the B-sedan race starting with Datsuns, Alfas, and BMWs:

One of the most exciting battles was between Troy Ermish (#38 510) and Jon Norman (#58 Alfa). These two mixed it up for the first handful of laps until Troy’s 510 had a suspension failure. Watch this short video clip  from Turn 4…both cars foot to the floor and within inches of each other!


Of course the paddock is like a candy store for any gearhead with plenty of high dollar, rare and eclectic automobiles… like the track-prepped 300SL and  ’59 Porsche 356A with a very trick 911 4-cylinder(yup, not a typo!)…check the gallery for plenty of pictures:

We commend all of the drivers and crew members for keeping the Datsun racing spirit alive!

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