Datsun Day 2017 celebrated at the Ettamogah Hotel

CAR LOVER: Mark Peacock owns a collection of Datsuns and says Datsun Day 2017 provides a place for people to share their common interest of cars. Picture: Geoff Jones
CAR LOVER: Mark Peacock owns a collection of Datsuns and says Datsun Day 2017 provides a place for people to share their common interest of cars. Picture: Geoff Jones

Car lovers around the country will be gearing up to celebrate the eighth annual Datsun Day this weekend.

Mark Peacock, president of the Nostalgic Car Club, said the aim of the day isn’t just about raising funds for charity.

“It serves a broader social benefit in bringing together both men and women who are passionate about cars,” the Dural resident said.

“It’s also a chance for guys and girls to get their cars judged by their peers and get recognition for all the hard work they’ve put into restoring their pride and joy.”

First conceived in 2010, the event organised by collective Datsun Car Clubs – such as the Sydney Datsun Club, Nostalgic Car Club, Z Club and the Hills District Car Club – will see 100 different models of Datsuns on display. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Datsun 1600, built in September 1967.

Attendees are encouraged to enter their cars in the Datsun Day competition ($15 per car entered) for their chance to win a trophy, bragging rights and a $100 voucher to use at the Ettamogah Hotel.

“It’s all about like-minded people turning up in their Datsuns and competing against other enthusiasts in their own show,” Mr Peacock said.

The Nostalgic Car Club will donate part of their proceeds to the Blue Datto Foundation – a charity that aims to protect the lives of young Australians through innovative road safety education.

Eric Lim, general manager at the Ettamogah Hotel for almost three years, said proceeds will also be donated to the Leukemia Foundation.

“We encourage everyone to jump on board this great event and support our local car communities and charities,” Mr Lim said

“We hope it inspires those looking to join the Datsun community and those with unfinished projects to get busy and enter them in next year’s event.”

  • 7am start, Sunday, November 5, Ettamogah Hotel, Corner of Merriville and Windsor roads, Kellyville Ridge. Free. Judging for the competition starts at 8am sharp until 10.30am.
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