Cars & Coffee Video: Special Datsun Edition

by | Oct 19, 2021

Today’s Post by Joe Farace & Cliff Lawson

Datsun is/was an automobile brand owned by Nissan. Dat Motorcar Company began producing cars in 1931 and named its first small car “Datson,” a name indicating the new car’s smaller size when compared to DAT’s larger vehicles already in production. When Nissan took control of DAT in 1934, the name “Datson” was changed to “Datsun” because “son” also means “loss” in Japanese and also to honor the sun that’s depicted on their national flag. In 1986. Nissan phased out the Datsun name but re-launched it in June 2013 for low-cost vehicles manufactured for emerging markets. Nissan considered phasing out the Datsun brand for a second time in 2019 and later in 2020.

Today’s post features Episode Three of Joe & Cliff Go to Cars and Coffee and includes interviews with the owners of three different Datsun automobiles. Cliff Lawson is handling the direction, camera work and production and Joe Farace is doing the interviews.

How Cliff Shot the Video: The camera used was a Nikon Z 6 II with Nikon 24-70mm f/4 Z-mount lens. A 2-6 Stop Moment ND filter was used on the lens. Video was recorded in Nikon N-log onto a DJI Ninja V with Samsung SSD storage. Audio was from a Rode Wireless Go II mic system with me using their lav mic option.

If you are interested in having your car or your car show featured and would like it to be interviewed on camera in an upcoming video, please click the CONTACT button and tell us what kind of car you own and your name otr the dat and location of your car show. Right now, plans are to shoot next month’s video at the Vehicle Vault Cars & Coffee (details below.) We would like to be able to feature at least two different vehicles in the next video and hope you would like yours to one of them.

Next month’s Cars and Coffee at the Vehicle Vault is on November 13, 2021. Hope to see you there.

  • Starts: 9:00 am. We’ll be shooting video shortly after…
  • Ends: – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Vehicle Vault 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway Parker, Colorado 8013