In the words of driver Jim Bouzaglou, “It doesn’t matter what kind of car it is, we all get the red mist.” At VARA’s 50 Years of 240Z event, Jim has a surprisingly wide variety of cars to run down. The pits are positively laden with Datsuns, from BRE cars to brightly-liveried privateers of all sorts. Despite the focus on Datsuns, the grid in Jim’s race is astoundingly diverse. From a surprisingly-quick XK140, to 914s, Triumphs, in addition to the dozens of Datsuns on the roster, Jim’s vivid-blue Porsche appears to be in excellent company at Fontana Speedway.
The initial focus of the video is on the array of Datsuns and Nissans at the event, which are decidedly more “V6” and “Inline-Six” than “Flat-six,” but that’s just fine. Cars like the BRE Datsuns, or the peculiar V6-powered IMSA GTU 240SX are interesting cars in their own right. When it came time to get in-car footage, the guys at Roads Untraveled picked Jim’s wide, howling 911. Turn your speakers up, because this RSR sounds glorious.
Jim runs four to five events annually in his 911, and says that each one is followed by five or six hours of cleaning and regular maintenance. “This is one of the most inexpensive racecars you could hope to own,” he says, “Get a Porsche!”
We couldn’t agree more.