In 2016, they won Targa Tasmania’s Shannons Classic GT, the first Datsun 240z to win Classic GT/Classic Outright with a compelling 5 minute 25 second lead.
In 2017, they again won Shannon’s Classic GT and received much publicity after coming an astonishing 9th Outright against some of the fastest cars the world has to offer.
Their Outright place did not go unnoticed with Barry Oliver, navigator to Jim Richards, writing an article for The Examiner last years labelling their win “a David and Goliath battle – http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4641252/an-ounce-of-passion/
Jon and Gina Siddins, known as Team 24oz (24 ounce),are the dynamic Datsun duo competing in their 1970 Datsun 240z.
Datsun 240z’s were known as the poor man’s e-type jag when they were first brought into Australia. They are affectionately called 24 ounce (24oz), hence the name Team 24oz.
Jon and Gina have a shared passion for the tarmac and compete in tarmac rallies and circuit racing events around Australia. They recently took both their race cars to Bathurst where they both tackled Mount Panorama – “a lifelong dream”.
They have a huge fan base from around the world on their Team 24oz Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/team24oz/ sharing in-car footage, photos and a daily highlights video courtesy of Other Side Productions.
Gina and Jon travel over 2000 kms during the event and compete in 33 competitive stages on closed roads in Targa Tasmania, an event for the true Motorsport enthusiast.
Follow their 2018 tarmac rally journey on their Facebook page!
Images and words Courtesy of Gina Siddins