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Works rally 240Z resto featured in OCTANE Magazine.

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Albrecht, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    The August 2009 issue of OCTANE Magazine ( already on sale ) carries a very nicely photographed five page feature on Kevin Bristow's ex-Works 1971 Datsun 240Z rally car.

    This car debuted on the 1971 RAC Rally here in the UK, crewed by East African Safari Rally-winning team Edgar Herrmann and Hans Schuller. Kevin has recently completed a marathon restoration that he took to extraordinary levels, and the article - written by Paul Hardiman and photographed in a studio by John Colley - describes the "Incredible, sensitive restoration of a unique survivor".

    It's nice to see a genuine Works-built 240Z being featured in the pages of a mainstream - and fairly swanky - magazine such as OCTANE. Kevin's car is rubbing shoulders in the pages with some pretty illustrious company.....

    Definitely worth picking up this mag if you have an interest in the Works cars, and I think it is worth trying to encourage magazines like this to cover more early Z history. If they get a good reaction then we will hopefully see more in the future.....

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  2. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Please, please, please someone send me three of these - one is getting sent straight to Nissan Europe over here (now based in Paris ;) )

  3. datsun dave

    datsun dave
    Z Club Member

    I bought a copy on my way home.

    Fantastic what a read i loved the bit about A & B Motors promo tool.

    Just stunning pictures of the car well done Mr Bristow.
  4. twoforty

    twoforty Well-Known Forum User

    I will bring one over for you in a few weeks Sean
  5. zedhead260

    zedhead260 Well-Known Forum User

    Picked one up whilst trying to kill some time in Heathrow airport Sunday - it is a nice article and the photo's do make it look like a scale model.

    I went up to Chatsworth on the Saturday to see Kevin and his car. It is an absolutely amazing peice of work and impressed me way beyond my expectations.
    Kevin deserves all the praise and admiration he gets for such a well thought out and sympathetic restoration - and he's not scared of getting it dirty either.

    This is my new favorite Z, for me it is special for 3 reasons -

    It's a 71 car so has the light weight shell and panels.
    It's one of the RAC cars.
    It's so accurate.
  6. Ian Patmore

    Ian Patmore Well-Known Forum User

    Good, will pick up a copy.

    Even though I could not read the Japanese text in an old issue of Nostaligc Hero magazine, it was just great staring at the photos of this car, even though at that time the engine was not in.
  7. samuri-240

    samuri-240 Well-Known Forum User

    Got a copy today, it looks amazing, amazing pics also :thumbs: it does look like a model car in the pics :D. Sean if you still want 3 copies let me know & I'll get it sorted for you.
  8. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    It's supposed to be being sorted which I'll confirm and if not glady accept your offer (reimbursed of course).
  9. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
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    No pressure, no ungratefulness, just wishing to avoid missing out : who is going to send me three copies soonest please ?
  10. samuri-240

    samuri-240 Well-Known Forum User

    Hi Sean
    I did offer :) If you want me to get them let me know.

    P.S. there where only 2 copies left in smiths when I got mine, will gladly see if I can lay my hands on 3 copies for you.

  11. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Yes please Gwyn - 3. If you send them to Daves', let me know how much and I'll get them via 'the network'.
  12. samuri-240

    samuri-240 Well-Known Forum User

    OK Sean I'll see if I can track down 3 copies tomorrow ;) will let you know how I get on.
  13. datsfun

    Z Club Member

    Sean, unfortunately I can not locate 3 copies. Went to a few places this weekend (over 7 newsagents in 5 mile radius) and most dont do Octane as its a high end publication:unsure:. WH Smiths only had 1 on their perhaps someone else who has a larger WH Smith near to them can assist in finding you 3 copies

    Good luck;)
  14. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Thanks Preet- your lil' froggy project not forgotten - keep me informed.
  15. JEZ 280ZX

    JEZ 280ZX Well-Known Forum User

  16. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
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    Thanks Jez......but then I'd miss out on the 'personal contact' such as it is via PMs and emails.
  17. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
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    Be nice if they did an article on a Z432 replica, ZG and ?;) And did you get their permission to scan and post up the article ?:rolleyes:

    Paul Hardiman - that reminds me - where is THAT book ?
  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Fantastic article and great pictures, although I do think the muddy ones taken at Chatsworth recently are more in-keeping with the cars purpose. Well done Kevin for getting it dirty again.

    This car means a lot to me because I saw it in action on that memorable 71 RAC. The picture shows me aged 19 in the Lake District between stages - I'm the short one and yes I had hair in those days!

    I assume the car in the article emerging from the garage is Kevin's car as he first saw it?

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  19. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    Well, you can't expect a mag like Octane to cover a replica 432-R can you? Er, hang on a minute.........

    All three cars were covered in Nostalgic Hero magazine a couple of years back now ( the 240ZG twice ), and the KPGC10 had that recent article in Classic & Sports Car as you will remember. Can't expect too much more than that really. They'll need to leave it another four or five years before any more old Nissan ( 'Datsun' :rolleyes: ) content, whilst they have Jaguars, Astons, MGs and Triumphs in every issue..........

    Scans? I have not posted any scans - only ( poor ) photos of the mag taken from a distance. Since I'm trying to publicise the article to those that might find it of interest, I'm hoping that they won't mind. I could also offer the defence of 'Fair Use', as it would be nice if we could get a discussion going on the article and the subject in question.......

    Rob G,
    Yes, the sidebar photos are two of the car on the '71 RAC, and one of the car being disinterred from storage in the north east when Kevin bought it.
  20. SeanDezart

    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    For effs sake you lot - stop buying all the mags up !

    I need three (please) so anyone who can get one for me please speak up and we can patch up together the three.

    One is for me, one for Nissan Europe and one to give away as a prize on our French forum. Of course I'll reimburse you all.

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