Nissan: Racing fable John Morton respected with tradition wristwatch done from championship Datsun car

Posted on 11. May, 2019 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – To commemorate a loyalty 50 years in a making, Nissan collaborated with Denmark-based REC Watches to qualification a singular watch for eminent racing motorist John Morton.

Morton’s sublime pushing in a early 1970s towering a Datsun code as a rival contender on a racetrack and warranted a devotion of fans globally. Morton was behind a circle of a #46 Datsun 510 built by Peter Brock and Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE), winning uninterrupted SCCA Trans Am 2.5-liter Championships in 1971 and 1972. The 1971 competition was deliberate a vital dissapoint and warranted a automobile a repute as a “giant killer.”  

“This watch is a tiny token of appreciation for a valued crony of Nissan and a undying fable to competition fans all over a world,” pronounced Dave Bishop, comparison manager, product development, aftersales division, Nissan North America.

The JM 46 Heritage wristwatch facilities poignant nods to a BRE #46 Datsun 510 including a competition series #46 on a face, iconic colors and Morton’s signature. More pointed accents, such as a yellow second hand, compensate loyalty to history. Wanting a automobile to mount out on a lane and in photos, Peter Brock, a group owners and manager, highlighted several components of a automobile in a distinguished Sperex VHT yellow, including a signature yellow exhaust.

Until this project, a unassuming, somewhat shop-worn strange chin spoiler hung on an bureau wall during Nissan domicile as a sign of a iconic Datsun BRE 510 that determined a code as a legitimate opening competitor. Now, that really spoiler was used to emanate a caseback of a watch with resisting colors of red, white and black.

Nissan presented a watch to Morton in Atlanta on Apr 25 during a 42nd Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Mitty hold during a Michelin Raceway during Road Atlanta, where Morton raced a BRE Datsun 240Z.

“To see this watch with my name on it is such an respect – we can’t sufficient demonstrate how gratified we was to be presented this keepsake,” pronounced Morton.

The tangible automobile (with a deputy chin spoiler) stays unaltered and in a strange racing clothing as partial of Nissan’s Heritage Collection in Nashville, Tennessee.

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