By Miguel Caparros
It was a good thing that I got drafted in 1971 as it spared me the embarrassment of having my Alfa Romeo race team decimated in the Trans Am by BRE. But this is the story of the first group of cars and characters that Peter Brock embarrassed. In case you do not know who Peter Brock is, Peter has a slightly impressive resume, a couple of his more noted accomplishments, he designed the original Sting Ray, he also did a little job for Carroll Shelby creating the Daytona Coupe that drove Ferrari out of racing, and won the FIA World Championship for the first time by an American manufacturer. I am including a link at the end of this article to the BRE history page. for more details directly from the horses mouth, so here is the short version. Datsun was not Peters first choice to go racing, he was trying to get the contract to race the super smooth, 6 cylinder signature car, the Toyota 2000 GT. Shelby got the Toyota contract and Peter decided to beat his old boss out on the racetrack. DP or class D for Production vehicles was the hot bed of competition in the Sport Car Club of America. Peter being an engineer/racer took a very structured and clinical way to prepare the cars. The Datsun 2000 sports roadster was based on the 1600 a car that was somewhere between the MG Midget and the MGB in size. Basically Datsun, to be competitive shoved the largest engine they could fit into the engine compartment. BRE did something with the 2000 that no one thought was possible. Made it handle and got gobs of horsepower out of the engine, more than enough to win the Championship first time out and send Toyota home with its tail tucked between their legs.
83 Datsun Silvia 200SX Roadster RARE 53k Miles 1 Owner
This is one of the Rarest Datsun cars you will see!! Not only that it is a 1 Owner car and Not only that it only has 54,000 Original miles... NOT ONLY THAT American Custon Coachworks LTD of Beverly Hills did a very serious and Expensive and High Class Roadster conversion on the car NOT ONLY THAT This car has been Garaged its Original paint EVERYTHING its Beautiful and I am here to tell you its More fun to drive than most ANY Convertible Roadster I have EVER owned Check out the video this is a true Investment car that id classic and Fun to drive and will only go up in value. Make sure and check out my othe videos i have all sorts on neat and unique cars i do alot of Muscle, Classic and EURO cars. Make sure and subscribe to my channel and you will get a email when i upload new Classics...;-) call me anytime Nathan Wratislaw 406 544 6919
This iteration of the Silvia (sold in United States and Canada as the Datsun 200SX and in Mexico as the Datsun Sakura), available as a 2-door hardtop coupe and a 3-door hatchback, was uniquely progressive in that it was originally intended to feature a rotary engine, designed and built by Nissan. The resulting unit was fairly unreliable, and forestalled production. Ironically, it shared a chassis code with the also ill-fated Mazda Cosmo, first Japanese production car to feature a rotary engine. The car was redesigned shortly after it was released and the Wankel power plant was replaced by a line of conventional piston engines based on the new Z-series engine. These included the Z20 and the turbocharged and fuel injected Z18ET. In USA/Canada the 200SX had the Z20E with H165 rear axle from 1979-1981. From 1982--1983, it had a Z22E engine with H190 rear axle. Vehicles with engines over 2000cc are still considered "compact" vehicles under Japanese regulations regarding engine size
Two Mk2 Jaguars In Need Of Restoration
This shows in detail the inside and outside of two Mk2 Jaguars which are in need of restoration and are in a secret location in Guernsey, Channel Islands.These two Mk2 Jaguars have been in the same place, on some wasteland, right by the sea for at least a year as I filmed most of this a year ago and needed to redo some stuff on the 8th April 2011 and they were still there.
A couple things had been damaged on the Mk2 Jaguars since last year but they were in much the same condition despite being a few feet from corrosive sea water. Someone obviously paid to have these Jaguars imported into Guernsey, as one still has a UK number plate 526 XUB and had left them with some doors unlocked, just to rot away and at risk being vandalised.
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1970 Datsun Roadster - Summer Mix
Classic 1970 Datsun 1600 Roadster with a U20 engine and 5-speed. Restored in 2009 (new brake system, suspension, rebuilt engine and much, much more!).
"We Are Driven!" - ahhh the good ol' days!
Bugatti Veyron vs Lamborghini Aventador vs Lexus LFA vs McLaren MP4-12C - Head 2 Head Episode 8
On this special episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa pits the world's most exclusive super cars against each other in a no-holds-barred drag race battle! Do the carbon fiber-bodied Aventador, LFA, and MP4-12C have what it takes to take on the king of the super car realm - the Bugatti Veyron?
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1969 Datsun 2000 Roadster Red NSmyr120812
This is an outstanding example of what Datsun (Nissan) was doing right in the American car market! It certainly had the features of the British sports cars, with the addition of great styling and great reliability! Soon the 240Z would be zooming around..a great competitor for the sports car market! The engine was four cylinders, overhead cam, 5 main bearings and solid lifters, and a five speed manual transmission.
BRE Datsun 240Z vs BRE Tribute Nissan 370Z
Nissan pays homage to the BRE Datsun 240Z racer with the BRE Tribute Nissan 370Z. We test a replica of the original BRE and the tribute car at Pahrump Motorsports Ranch in Nevada.