January 09, 2006

Today in Automotive History

1958 Japanese Cars Arrive In California

The Toyota and Datsun (later Nissan) brand names made their first appearances in the United States at the Imported Motor Car Show in Los Angeles, California. Previously, these auto makers had sold in the U.S. only under American-brand names, as part of joint ventures with Ford and GM.

Posted by Quality Weenie at January 9, 2006 08:15 AM | TrackBack

We had a little Datsun pickup when I was a kid. It was really cute and boy could she take a beating!

Posted by: oddybobo at January 9, 2006 09:43 AM