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New book ('mook') 'Fairlady Z Story & History'

Discussion in 'Press Room' started by Albrecht, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Published on 24th October 2019 - the 50th anniversary of the S30-series Z's public debut at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show - a new 'Mook' (magazine/book) from publisher Motor Magazine Mook:

    'Fairlady Z Story & History, Volume 1, The 50th Anniversary Chronicles'.

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    Put together and edited by Mr Koichiro MORITA of Motor Magazine Ltd in Japan, it has a nice balance of content with period photos, interviews with key figures, coverage of the 'Kaku U' test team's exploits in the USA/Canada during late 1969 and some nice circuit racing & rallying history. A Volume 2 is to follow some time in the future.

    Production values are high, and it's in large format with a weight of over 800g. ISBN978-4-86279-505-2 C9476 and priced at 2,700 JPY. You can order through Amazon.

    Yes, it's written in Japanese. However, the photos are all in English...

    I might be a little biased as I contributed 6 pages of content (which has been laid out really nicely by the editor) mostly of never-before-published photos and background story, which - so far - seems to have been well received.

    Recommended!
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    £48 for a book I can't read - blimey I'm a pensioner you know ;-)
     
  3. jonbills

    jonbills
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    As a pensioner Rob, you've got plenty of time to learn Japanese, no?
     
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  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    If you PM me your postal address I'll send one to you as a Help The Aged charity style donation.
     
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  5. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Don't know what currency converter you are using, but the 2,700 JPY cover price works out at roughly £20 GBP at today's exchange rate.
     
  6. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    I wish I was a pensioner
     
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  7. franky

    franky
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    Use a phone text translate, it follows the books text quite well.
     
  8. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Don't wish your life away Dan - must go I've mislaid my bus pass!
     
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  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

  10. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

  11. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    I wasn't sorry Rob, I was meaning to write more than what I did...

    What I meant to elaborate on was that one day I wish to be a pensioner...unfortunately I don't ever think I will get there as who knows what the pensionable age will be in 30/35 years?!

    Perhaps Mr Corbyn will vow next to ensure my pensionable age will be the same/lowered or perhaps I'll get some compensation if it isn't?:rofl:
     
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  12. JK240

    JK240
    Z Club Member

    Free Japanese lessons for all...?
     
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  13. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator


    Seriously the BIG thing is to build a vocational pension because you can't run a Datsun on a State pension. That is more likely to dictate the age at which you can retire. Sorry for the Hijack Alan.
     
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  14. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

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    I already have mine, I haven’t got a lot of books like some people on the forum have of the differing models and journey of my Datsun so I’ve really enjoyed looking at this. I would really love to have it in English. Do you know how many volumes they are planning to publish Albrecht?
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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  16. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    Same, l'd like a signed copy also.
     
  17. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Anyone who thinks I'm going to be signing somebody else's book needs to give their head a wobble.
     
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  18. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Forum User

    Just a little scribble on one of the pages you contributed?
     
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  19. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Soon to appear on Ebay at a premium price being an autographed copy:p
     
  20. IbanezDan51

    IbanezDan51
    Z Club Member

    Is that you on the front cover with the nice white shoes Alan?
     

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