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Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby boostedlegowgn » 25 Jul 2017 10:26

Hello everyone. My name is Brendan, and you remember that I wrote up Art's 510 for the Sun a while back. I also write for Road & Track, and am looking to do a short piece for the website marking the upcoming 1967 reveal of the Bluebird, and the car's subsequent success and fanbase over the next 50 years.

I figured the best way to do this would be to get a few local owners together for a mini-photoshoot, maybe pop up to the Cypress parking lot or what-have-you. Doesn't need to be stock cars, as I'm a bit more interested in gathering a few stories of why everybody loves them, modifies them, etc.. Then I've got Pete Brock's contact for some historical perspective.

Anyone interested please send me an email: brendanmcaleer@gmail.com, and we'll see if there are dates that lineup for everybody. If we get it done early enough, I can get a plug in for the All Japanese Classic in north van, try and get a few more cars out of storage.

thanks!

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 25 Jul 2017 12:28

I would be interested in that, as I have been involved with 510's since 1969 and raced them since 1975 for Solo, hillclimb, etc. Still have my highly modified 1973 Turbo 510 that is a street driver also.

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby RMS » 25 Jul 2017 12:47

I sent an email off.... Im good for the weekends and I love the rally car parked beside your low racer.
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby Doraemon » 25 Jul 2017 14:16

Can't wait for the article to show up :)

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 18 Aug 2017 13:47

I plan to leave the plant about 8:00 AM, as that should give us a good window to be there on time. The hiking masses hit there quite early also, so I hope that is early enough for us.
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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby RMS » 18 Aug 2017 18:03

permit in hand for the 2dr........ looks like it will be Race, Rat and Rally
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 18 Aug 2017 22:03

50 years..wow...and I have been involved with Datsuns now for 48 years, who would have thought a `19 year old kid would have stuck with a marque for so long, that became a life's hobby and passion!?

When I think of the cars that I had been involved with over the years, specially when I first started driving, they were 10 and 18 years old at the time, dinosaurs in my mind, yet, now I have a car that is 44 years old, I would never have projected that would happen.
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1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 20 Aug 2017 08:59

Here are some pictures from our photo story day yesterday. What a great excuse to drive the car, which had it starting many many times during the morning with no issues, so I am convinced it was a battery issue.

On my way to the plant to get the car there were tons of RCMP ghost vehicles, so that was a wake up call for the day. Heading up the Cypress road was a mental challenge to NOT go into full hillclimb mode, following James up. He knew where the West Van police always sat and sure enough they had someone pulled over.

A cool mountain morning greeted us there, after going through a cloud layer below the parking lot. It looked very cool as the contrast of our cars colours glowed in the morning light.

We met Brendan right on schedule, where he had us do some static photos and then some rolling photos up and down the mountain for what should be some spectacular shots. At one point Robyn drove off the pavement onto the gravel shoulder while we were moving, just so fitting with his "rally" car!

We managed to get back over the Iron Workers bridge before the days mayhem set in, as the North bound traffic was already screwed. That is a corridor now that our highway system is totally broken. That merge at Lynn bridge had traffic backed up to Burnaby when I went by, and that is only at 11:30 in the morning. It's like that every day now. Knight street was good and I caught most lights green which is weird unto itself.

Lets hope our planned trip to Winthrop works well!
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby RMS » 20 Aug 2017 09:13

what a great morning for a little datsun action. even with our restrained speeds I found it tricky to keep with you guys in the bends with those big floppy sidewalls. made it to hills, got my meat and back into richmond by noon. had some food, swapped out the car and headed to the plant to show off my beast. the base of the ramp was still wet but no g35 in the lot :cry:
two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 20 Aug 2017 09:54

Sorry I missed you, I did wash the G as it had sat for a week. I spent the rest of the day cleaning up our camping stuff and am now ready for the next go around.
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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby RMS » 21 Aug 2017 11:24

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two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 21 Aug 2017 11:47

As these that he sent us are HIS photos, we should ask first before we post them, just a thought.
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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby RMS » 21 Aug 2017 12:32

doh dint think about that.
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Re: Wanted: 510s for R&T article

Postby bertvorgon » 22 Aug 2017 06:11

As my son Matt is a professional photographer, I am aware of what is "intellectual property" and if you are making money from your work, you don't want someone pirating it. Matt had one of his photos show up being used by someone else and had to ask them to take it down.

Once Branden publishes his story, then maybe he will conceded to us putting a few of his great photos up. I sure love the one of me in my car, never had anything like that before.
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