Datsun Sports was started in 1981 when Mike Young, a seasoned San Francisco master mechanic, set out to answer his true calling in life: to help others enjoy Datsun sports cars. For Mike, this calling became a very deep obsession. Today Mike's obsession grows unabated. Fortunately for Datsun roadster and Z car enthusiasts, this obsession has produced a gold mine.
Thanks for stopping by! More cars available for sale than are shown here, call Mike for more info on the latest: 415-828-8778.
Mike at Sardine Lake, Ca. Just below the Sierra Buttes (elev 6500 ft). More pics here.
This late 1960s roadster, advertised as one of The most collectible cars right now on Yahoo! features an infectious, throaty engine and a petite, curvy body as the spirited predecessor to the Nissan Z line. The introductory year was produced in small numbers. A brand new Datsun 2000 sold for about $3,000 in 1967. The closely related 1968 Datsun 1600 sold at Gooding and Company's Amelia Island auction for over $50,000 in March.
Roadster Therapy and Fun for the 30th Anniversary!!! July 17-19 | Phone: 925-288-1546
Attention: Mt. Shasta Visitors: Show is now two weeks after the July 4th weekend! See you there--Mike.
Happy Fourth of July to the United States Roadster enthusiasts!!! Hope you are having fun with family and friends on the 238th birthday of the USA! Speaking of birthdays/anniversaries, we are so excited about this year's 30th Anniversary of the Mt. Shasta Roadster Meet! We are only 2 weeks away and we hope all our roadster friends from Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Japan, and the United States are ready to celebrate together, this 30th Anniversary!
We are officially moving the "Show 'n Shine" from the side street; we were located at last year and taking over the main street of Mt Shasta Blvd in Mt. Shasta. This will allow you to park your cars in the designated section for your entry and have the convenience to have coffee, breakfast, lunch and shopping during the show.
This year we are asking anyone that has T-shirts from past Mt. Shasta Roadster meets to bring them, as we would love to line the banquet hall with the t-shirts. (All shirts no matter how worn out or well-loved are gratefully accepted) Hopefully we will have a representation of most of the years, of this show. We only ask that you bring them with you, when you pick up your registration packet and we will put your name on it and will return your shirt at the end of the awards banquet.
Please see our website and register for the show if you have not already done so.
In addition, we would like to have an accurate as possible headcount, for the awards banquet to ensure that everyone that wants to attend the awards banquet will be accommodated. We can adjust for small amount of change in the head count, but with this being a banner year we do not want to leave anyone out. So if you have not registered yet, please let us know you are coming so we can adjust the headcount for the banquet. You may pay and register at the show or Thursday evening or Friday at: The Swiss Holiday Lodge 2400 Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA.
Shine up your cars, start up your engines and see you in 2 weeks!!!!
David & Karen Premo
Pete & Faye Benham
David & Denise Seibel
The Datsun Roadster has become a bit of an "invisible classic" in the world sports car scene. It appeared at a time when the Japanese auto industry was not well respected, and few observers took much notice...
Sample of Mike's Workmanship — more pics here.
Pics from the show are here.
Rube Goldberg lives here. Climb ladder to truckbed, climb carrier to lift. Find Mike working on his new pergola over his outdoor shop. More pics and the cantilever story here.
Mike has a little trivia as well: Richard Klimmert, from The Netherlands! is the Long distance visitor!
This year’s show brought Datsun owners from all over the country and even the Netherlands! There were 68 cars including roadsters, 510s, Zs and others from showroom-stock examples to wildly modified beasts. Here are a few show highlights from a roadster-owner’s point of view; it’s not hard to see that we love our cars and there is a dedicated following to keep them on the road!
Mike Young is known as a top Datsun restoration specialist and he won Best in Show with his fully restored and concourse-correct 1967.5 2000. This is the most coveted model of all Datsun roadsters with less than 1000 cars produced and even fewer still in existence. Mike has great attention to detail and it shows throughout the car even in the engine bay:
And some more pics from Mike:
Mike's Best of Show Datsun at Solvang 2011
One of my hobbies is 1/24 scale model car building. In the past few years I’ve focused on building scale replicas of friend’s personal cars. Rob’s 1970 240z holds a special place in my Z heart and I thought it would be a nice challenge to make a model faithful to the real car.
See more pics here.
|A Perfect 1971 Datsun 240Z|
Collector ’69 Roadster
Black ’68 Datsun Roadster 2000
1967½ Datsun Roadster 1600
Mike’s Latest Work