“There’s an obvious British car influence, particularly the MGB styling and engine cues, but these Datsun guys like to build big motors and swap to higher horsepower, like Marshall Smethers’ Jet Black High-Window ’70, powered by a GM V6 engine with T-5 trans,” above, said
Palam. Jeff Torres’ blue ’66 1600-cc with a five-main-bearing R16 stroker with
wall-to-wall Webers, below.
The Show’s goals are to foster appreciation for these rare sporty cars and this year to raise money for a worthwhile cause. The Datsun Roadster Classic helps support Camp Reach For The Sky, an outreach of the American Cancer Society. The Camp gives children diagnosed with cancer an opportunity to enjoy camping activities, some while they are being treated.
Richard Maxon races this #66 Datsun, above, at Willow Springs and other road-racing tracks in California. Karen Desirello owns this beautiful low-windshield ’66 1600 Datsun, below,
finished in mirror-like Lexus Matador Red.
PHOTOS: Jim Palam, http://www.jimpalam.com/
For more information about Solvang Roadster Shows, please visit http://www.solvangroadstershow.com/