Ran When Parked visits the Pacific coast
1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 2010s / Alfa Romeo / BMW / British / Citroen / Datsun / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Land Rover / Mercedes-Benz / MG / Morris / Piaggio / Saab / Travel / Volkswagen / Volvo

Ran When Parked visits the Pacific coast

Ran When Parked recently took a long trip along the west coast of the United States. Starting in Portland, Oregon, we rented a car and drove to Mount St. Helens, Olympia, Port Townsend and Seattle in Washington, back to Portland to switch rental cars and down to the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas in … Continue reading

Ran When Parked visits Thailand
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Ran When Parked visits Thailand

Ran When Parked got to spend the better part of a weekend in Bangkok, Thailand, on our way back home from a business trip in China. Having never been to Thailand before, we were impressed by all of the old cars that are still on the road. Continue reading

Endangered species: Nissan Datsun Sunny (B11)
1980s / Datsun / Endangered species / Japanese / Nissan

Endangered species: Nissan Datsun Sunny (B11)

The Nissan Datsun Sunny (called B11 internally) hails from a time when uncertainty reigned over most Japanese automakers.  After establishing a secure foothold in several markets throughout Asia, major players like Toyota, Honda and Nissan embarked on quest to get a sizable slice of the European and North American markets.  With few exceptions, these automakers took … Continue reading

Datsun / Japanese / Junkyard find

>Datsun B210: Helping establish a Japanese foothold in North America

>It’s not too often we choose to cover Japanese cars here on RWP – but a recent trip to California made me remember just how much the Asian Invasion of the 1970s helped define the current automotive landscape and it made me nostalgic for the era of the rear-wheel-drive economy car. Datsun’s B210 series, launched … Continue reading