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Where it all began - well, a good proportion of where it all began (with a few new panels here & there). Datsta - the great teacher. No longer with us in body, but certainly in spirit. Finished eight rallies in row without a problem !

 

Datsta Skids

Sara and Datsta doing what they do best

Datsta at Daybreaker Rally

Sara and Datsta at the finish line - Daybreaker Rally 2001. Note the L Plate!

 


Make: Datsun Sunny
Model: B310
Year: 1981
Engine Specifications: 1800cc

 

Extra Bits: ·

  • Limited Slip Diff·

  • Flat top piston·

  • 40mm side drafts·

  • 12.5:1 compression ratio·

  • Paddle clutch·

  • Operates on 100+ octane fuel

 

Safety Features: ·

  • Homologated roll cage

  • Side intrusion·

  • Polycarb windows·

  • Fire extinguishers (2)·

  • 4 point harness seatbelts

  • Engine immoboliser switch·

Converted to Rally Car: 1997

Rallies: 

Datsta competed in the Otago Classic Rally gaining 8th place with Craig Patterson at the wheel. Since Sara took over, Datsta has competed & finished in the Hawkes Bay Rally, the Nelson Rally, the Daybreaker Rally (Manawatu) (all 2001), the Westland Rally, Hawkes Bay Rally, Nelson Rally & Hanmer Rally (2002).

Bad Bits:

At the Whangamoa Hillclimb in June 2001, Datsta misbehaved & Sara sent him head on into a bank at around 100km/hr to teach him a lesson ??? Sara broke her wrist & Datsta became a lot shorter on one side. A makeover (plastic surgery job) taking only 2 weeks saw him ready to rock at the Hawkes Bay Rally. We can't thank former Team Manager Lance Hastie enough for all his work - almost 24 hours a day for two weeks - putting Datsta back together again. Ably assisted by his neighbour Darren and service crew Michelle and Ian Barr.

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