‘Do it in a Datsun’ was the slogan that Nissan promoted in 1970, as the confident Japanese automaker was certain that the effort invested in making the Datsun Z range had ensured it to be incredibly reliable and powerful. Weekend race meets would never be the same in America, or around the globe, as there was a new kid in town. These traits were what first attracted owner Dave Scholz to his ’70s Datsun 240Z, before it was acquired into his possession. 

Take a look at this fantastic film by Petrolicious, which we think captures the true spirit of a ‘Z’ car perfectly. 

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.