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Retrospective: A Datsun 1600 called ‘Son of Grunter’

Of all the rally cars that ruled the forests in the 1970s and ‘80s, with the possible exception of the BDA Escorts, there were probably none that was more fondly remembered than Geoff Portman’s Datsun 1600, nicknamed “Grunter”. Because of Australian rallying’s love of the Datsun 1600, “Grunter” was the epitome of what Group G […]

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Geoff Portman's Datsun 1600 'Grunter'
Geoff Portman's Datsun 1600 'Grunter' powers around the Bright Speedway in the Alpine Rally.
Of all the rally cars that ruled the forests in the 1970s and ‘80s, with the possible exception of the BDA Escorts, there were probably none that was more fondly remembered than Geoff Portman’s Datsun 1600, nicknamed “Grunter”. Because of Australian rallying’s love of the Datsun 1600, “Grunter” was the epitome of what Group G […]

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