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70’s Awesomeness: SCCA Datsun 510

Muscle Cars were king in the late 60’s early 70’s. Massive engines producing equally massive horsepower. This era was also the golden era for Trans-Am. Not familiar with Trans-Am? Trans-Am was a road racing series sanctioned by the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). It’s where the Boss 302 Mustang and went up against Camaro’s, AMC Javelin’s and seemingly every other manufacturer.¬†Hardly the place one would expect to see a little Japanese car. In 1971 the SCCA introduced the Two Five Challenge class. Basically a class for cars with engines displacing 2.5 liters or less. Enter the Datsun 510. Specifically the 510 prepared by BRE. These were the legendary red white and blue cars. The video below documents their 1971 run to the 2.5 Challenge class title. The video quality may be crap but the noise and the interviews make it a must watch.

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