- No more Friday night traffic problems.
- No more DARK meetings where we cannot see our cars.
- A short 1 hour+ drive will follow the SHORT meeting, if the weather is good.
by Ted H
Dateline 19 September 2014: Good day at the Japanese Classic Car Show today. 420 cars! Nine Datsun roadsters and a few nice old trucks and sedans. Weather was great.
John Baker in his recently finished red 1969 Datsun 2000 got first in Roadsters.
Due to so many members attending the Shasta meet, there will be no general NWDE meeting this month. See you next month!
Saturday 21 June 2014, NWDE will be hosting its annual Clothing Optional AutoX.
As in past years this promises to be a fun, successful
weekend of hosting the WWSCC Championship
Where: Sanderson Field in Shelton, Washington
We named it Clothing Optional as a play on the pronunciation of our club’s acronym: NWDE = “nude”. Drivers are, however, expected to wear clothing in public.
Details can be found at http://www.wwscc.org/
By Ted, 15 June 2014
It’s a big shout out to Joe E, Ted and Dave F who all were instrumental in bringing up “baby” to speed, literally. Over the weekend, Joe and Ted did a massive roadster rear end swap to my ’64 pu rear end. WHAT A CHANGE. I don’t have to be in the slow lane doing 50 -53 mph. I can easily cruise at 60 mph all the way up to 70 mph.
On Sunday I even drove it over 400 miles to Canby, Or. The most miles I put on it in 30 years. I even kept up with Ted and Don A. I won 3rd place in my division after a late arrrival and after the voting started.
I received a number of “looks” and thumbs up on the freeway during the trip which I haven’t received on the freeway since the speed limit was 55mph. I can honestly say “trucking is fun again”. A big shout out to all NWDE members throughout the years who gave me support, advice and parts to make this happen.
All I can say is: KEEP ON TRUCKING!
The JUNE NWDE meeting will be one day earlier on Thursday June 19th. Same time 6:30 meet and greet. Meeting at 7:30 Same location in Renton – Yankee Diner.
Our annual autocross fundraiser is on Sat June 21st in Shelton so we didn’t want back to back events. Come to both and support your local Datsun club
A few photos of our Friday night meeting. There will be more club photos to come.
by Ted Heaton
The 3rd Annual Datsun Matsuri at Kelowna, British Columbia – held on May 17, 2014 – was a great success. Matsuri 祭 is the Japanese word for a festival, and a nice celebration it was!
I can report that Mitch did NOT get a speeding ticket this time, (at least before I left!).
The Canuck police are much more polite than American cops. They had a sign out on the road (Police Ahead) before the radar trap! Some of our group did attract police attention but tickets were avoided!
I was lagging back in the 1500 so missed all the excitement.
We had one short repair stop.
Our “guide” took us on a scenic route but it involved 30 km of gravel road!. He was fired from his guide position.
I camped out Friday night in the Provincial Forest West of Kelowna.
The picture of my 1500 with the top up was for overnight rain protection, NOT driving!
Poor showing of Americans, as 2 of the 3 registered did not make it.
I showed the USA Flag and my 1500 got “Best of Show”.
Came back Saturday night as weather outlook was not good for Sunday.
750 miles for the trip and did not get rained on!
Thanks to Dave Myers for organizing this fine Datsun meet.
We are glad to welcome our new members:
All four have Datsun Roadsters. Steve also has a L320 truck. Steve, Dan and Dennis are in the Greater Seattle Area. Pat hails from Jack’s side of the state; Coulton, WA. Maybe a weekend Eastern Washington run someday?
Thanks for joining NWDE.