Hi there, and welcome to Gordon's Garage, a site for fans of early Datsuns,
particularly the 1962-1970 Roadster. I got hooked on Datsuns back in about 1969
and was fortunate enough to buy one of the rare 1967 2000's in 1971. At the
time, I had no idea it was rare (only about 800 were made); it was simply a fun
little sports car with lots of power. Over the years I have come to appreciate
the significance of these cars.
When I first built this site, I tried to include a lot of 510 and Z-car
information, but there is simply too much to cover and other people are doing a
great job on those cars. I do provide links to some of the better (and more
central) 510 and Z Web sites, as well as other Datsun/Nissan sites. But a lot
of the technical and driving-related information found here will apply to all
cars and drivers.
Since the name of this site has led to some confusion, let me clarify one thing
right up front: This is NOT a commercial site - there is no classifieds area,
nor am I in the parts supply or car repair business. I chose this name because,
whenever my friends came over, we always seemed to wind up out in the garage,
so I decided to "invite" the rest of the world in, too. I do try to provide
information on some of the more arcane aspects of Datsuns, but I do not do it
as a business.
So come on in, look around and enjoy. Here is the quick view. For more
information on each area, roll over the navigation to your left (provided you
If you want eye candy, check out the "Galleries.".
If you are after general tech articles, including a tire size calculator and hp
calculator, see the "Shop Area."
If you want book reviews, articles about driving. etc. see the "Roads Scholar."
If you are really into Datsun Roadsters, you gotta see the "Essential Roadster."
If you are looking for Roadster parts specifically, then visit the "Vendors."
If you want to see what great Web sites other people have put up, go to "People"
Some Web pages documenting Datsun meets are in "Events."
If you are building a race car, or even a hot street car, check out all the
parts suppliers in the "Racer Parts" area.