Westrand Car Show - 1935 Datsun 14 Roadster

Datsun

Datsun cars were fist built in 1914 under the name DAT. From 1914 until 1934 Dat vehicles were not well known in Japan. That changed in 1934 when a new company – called Nissan was established. Nissan marketed their cars under the Nissan brand name from 1934 up until 1958. From 1958 the Datsun brand was used for Nissan’s exports.

Then in 1986 Nissan began rebranding all their vehicles to Nissan. Then is 2013 Nissan relaunched the Datsun brand into Emerging markets (including South Africa) with the entry level Datsun Go.

Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie



DATSUN GALLERY 1937 – 1972



Only 50 units of this small Datsun DC 3 Sports cars were built. So they are extremely rare.

The 1200 and 1400 range of cars were discontinued when the 160 range was launched but the 1400 bakkie based on the 1400 sedan was a major seller for many years after.

Datsun’s performance in South Africa had been very successful with the Datsun 1200/1400 range of cars, the 1400 bakkie that went on for years and years. The Y120 range was not as popular but the Datsun 160 and 180 cars, especially the SSS variants were very popular. The Datsun and Nissan brands have competed extremely well against Toyota Ford and Mazda in South Africa

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
1935  Datsun 14 Roadster – TTTNIS [CC0]
1937 Datsun 16 Sedan – Mytho88 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1938 Datsun Model 17 Phaeton – TTTNIS [CC0]
1953 Datsun DC3 Sports – I, 天然ガス [CC BY-SA 3.0
1956 Datsun 112 – Mytho88 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1959 Datsun Bluebird – I, 天然ガス [CC BY-SA 3.0
1971 Datsun 1200 Saloon – Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0
1972 Datsun 180 – Jeremy from Sydney, Australia [CC BY 2.0
1972 Datsun 260 C – Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0
1973 Datsun 1200 sss – Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0

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