• 240Z: More rare Datsun Documents

    Lately i came across a few interesting Datsun Documents again, So naturally i had to collect them: The first one is a weird oversized Nissan KYXX Concept car brochure. I was hoping it had some information about nissan switzerland, but all it has is this strange concept car’s information: The second one is a super rare Swiss-made Nissan / Datsun Z book. Which tells the story about the Z. It has some rare swiss footage and photos from the early Datsun-scene in switzerland. And is generally pretty well made. It features some nice information, which is rarely seen in the more widespread english books. It seems pretty well researched. But…

  • OTHER: Greetings from the Julierpass

    The last days we spent skiing with some friends in St.Moritz which was all great itself. But the real fun was the way there and back. Ok the way there was late at night in the dark so i took driving easy. But the way back was absolutely glorious! We initially planned to drive back over the Flüelen or Albula pass but both of them where closed because of snow / Winter-time. The other Route via davos would include loading the car on a train for a part of the trip, which i wanted to avoid, so this is basically the only route left (except a long detour via the…

  • 240Z: More rare Datsun Switzerland documents arrived again

    I’m working on a big story about the Datsun Switzerland history, and therefore i’m collecting old Datsun (Suisse) SA / and Fehlman Motor group Documents. Not all of them, but i’m trying to focus on the rare and old ones. So these days i got a few Documents in my mailbox again. The first item is a swiss Datsun 1300 A4 double-sided catalog flyer, from 1967. Which i found for sale in france… The interesting thing here is that both Datsun (Suisse) SA and Nissan Motor Co Foreign trade division names are printed on the Flyer. It also mentions that this Flyer was printed in japan. So it must have…

  • OTHER: Cagedude Tomodachi stickers

    Is it christmas yet? Yes it is! And therefore i got a set of brand new released tomodachi stickers by Stefan over at Cagedude in my mail! Thanks a lot, mate! I love them and i’ll find a nice place to stick them on 🙂

  • OTHER: Honda E test drive

    In search for my wifes next car, which she wants to be electric, we decided to test the Honda E. After we tested the Mazda MX-30 the other day to have a somewhat direct comparison. To be honest the two concepts are very similar. Same battery size, same power, most of the features are the same, the price is more or less the same,  handling and even the interieur look is very similar. The main difference is: You get more car for the price from mazda when it’s about the size and overall costs. Also real Cork. But first. when we arrived we got greeted by this nice Citroen Mehari.…

  • 240Z: My first ever CAD Design (Tank rubber pieces)

    I work with CAD Drawings and renderings daily in my work life and always wanted to learn how to draw them. When i realized i need those 240Z Tank rubber pieces redone and probably should make a nice drawing, that seemed like the perfect occasion to download FreeCAD and spend an hour on youtube watching beginners guides to CAD Drawing. I’m used to electronis CAD programs so it’s not completely new, allthough i’ve never designed something 3D CAD. Until today. I got the hang for simple basics pretty fast and here i have my first design for the rubber piece: Of course this is something stupidly simple, but just perfect…

  • FOR SALE: Various Daihatsu Spare parts catalogue microfiches!

    Together with the Microfiche reader, i got various sets of daihatsu microfiches. They’re currently for sale on ebay since i have no use for them. Check them out HERE, or contact me directly if interested (Also see links below) I currently  have following, complete, Spare parts catalogue microfiche sets for sale: Daihatsu Cuore L55 L60  SOLD Daihatsu Charade G10 G20 Daihatsu Charade G11 G21 G30 Daihatsu 55 wide Cab S65 S70 Daihatsu Charmant A35 A45 A60  SOLD Daihatsu Charmant A10 A20 A40 Daihatsu 4×4 F10 F20 F25 F50 F55  SOLD Daihatsu 4×4 F70 F57 F80 F85  SOLD Daihatsu 4×4 F10 F20 F25 F50 F55 F60 F65  SOLD Daihatsu Spare parts…

  • OTHER: Microfiche reader from an unexpected Toyota Collection

    I’m always fascinated what hides behind some of the doors you see every day. And most of the time you wouldn’t expect anything special behind a random barn-door. That’s exactly what happened when i bought a microfiche reader for my old Datsun fiches from a Lady online. I went to pick it up last saturday and already was impressed by the nice, old toyota pickup in the entrance. Then the lady opened the gates to her garage and boy – i didn’t expect that! She used to work at a toyota dealership and had around 10-12 Vintage toyotas in various states, but most of them looked pretty serious and the…

  • OTHER: Mazda MX-30 test drive

    My wife wants to buy a “faster” car, since her current mazda3 is a bit slower compared to her previous seat Leon Cupra. With the new house with photovoltaic system and everything we also thought about smart electric solutions, and mazda just came up with the fully electric MX-30 recently we thought we should have a look at it. So we went for a test drive at our local Mazda dealer today and had two hours to thoroughly test it… In my opinion Mazda is currently the only car maker that not only makes vehicles and / or “sports cars”, but manages to make the standard car to a lifestlye-object.…

  • OTHER: Cars in the Neighbourhood

    Ever since we moved to this small little famers village with 300 people living here, i’m surprised with how many gearheads live here in the neighbourhood. While i haven’t really gotten to talk with all of them, i snapped some shots while walking by, and thought i’ll make a little post. One of our neighbours has a historic tractor collection. Pre-war single-piston machinery. Unfortunately i wasnt able to take pictures yet but once i get to talk with him i’ll snap a few if he allows me to. What surprised me a bit more is that down the road, one guy owns some heavy modified show trucks. Not exactly what…