Nissan: Storied birthright meets Nissan Intelligent Mobility destiny during Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Posted on 03. Aug, 2018 by in Nissan Canada

  • Nissan becomes initial Japanese automobile association respected as featured marque during a Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion during WeatherTech Raceway during Laguna Seca
  • More than 50 selected Nissan and Datsun racecars assistance applaud fans’ code passion
  • Nissan Formula E foe automobile to prominence subsequent era of motorsports during Nissan
  • Much expected North American opening of new Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

MONTEREY, Calif. – The organizers of a 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (RMMR) commend Nissan as a first-ever Japanese featured marque. Held annually during Monterey Car Week, that facilities a world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, a RMMR is one of a many prestigious selected racing events in North America.

“Since a initial Nissan foe win in 1936 in Tokyo with a supercharged Datsun NL-75, motorsports has been a core component of a company’s success – redefining a boundary of male and machine, fostering ambition, stoking passion and cultivating a untiring expostulate for feat – all of that continues today,” pronounced Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s tellurian pattern chief. “For others, a cold sea covering and dew-covered fescue of Pebble Beach creates a ideal theatre for beautifully-restored cars of significance, though Nissan is a code that is utterly during home spending a week powering down a encircle during Laguna Seca.”

Over a past 50 years, Nissan (and Datsun) has won some-more than 100 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) National Championships and some-more than 200 races in a International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) foe in a U.S.

More than 50 Nissan/Datsun foe cars have purebred to contest on lane during RMMR this year. These embody IMSA champion Steve Millen in his Daytona and Le Mans-winning Nissan 300ZX Turbo and Hall of Fame racer John Morton pushing a BRE Datsun 240Z. Comedian and selected automobile gourmet Adam Carolla will expostulate his SCCA National GT-1 Championship 300ZX Turbo, creatively raced by Paul Newman.

“The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has respected a accumulation of mythological marques steeped in racing story given a eventuality began in 1974,” pronounced Barry Toepke, clamp boss of communication and ancestral racing during WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “Never before has a Japanese automaker been so honored. We wanted to change that march and underline Nissan and Datsun given a brands ring internationally and have entirely determined their racing pedigree. We felt it was time to commend and respect a Nissan code for a past, benefaction and future.”

A accumulation of ancestral Nissans also will be on arrangement in a paddock, including a strange BRE Datsun 510 John Morton gathering to a 1971 and 1972 SCCA titles, a GTP ZX-Turbo Geoff Brabham piloted to 8 uninterrupted wins and an International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) driver’s championship in 1988 and Bob Sharp’s four-time SCCA C-Production Champion 240Z.

Nissan North America has curated a special collection of 14 cars in a paddock area display, 3 of that are creation U.S. debuts: a 1969 Japan Grand Prix winning Nissan R382, a one-of-a kind Nissan R390 GT1 highway automobile and a just-introduced Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.

“After creation a grand tellurian opening during a Goodwood Festival of Speed, we can’t consider of a improved sourroundings than Laguna Seca for a North American opening of a GT-R50 by Italdesign,” pronounced Albaisa. “Monterey Car Week is a special place and time for automotive aficionados, collectors and dreamers.”

Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a brand’s prophesy for bringing heading technologies to a marketplace is on-display by a 2019 Altima and a 2018 Nissan LEAF, featuring ProPILOT Assist and a all new Nissan Formula E foe car, that previews a subsequent era of Nissan motorsports.

In further to a collection of special cars, Nissan’s vast paddock arrangement will underline Adam Carolla’s renouned “CarCast” podcast live from noon to 1 p.m. PDT (3 – 4 p.m. EDT) Saturday, Aug. 25. Legendary driver, engineer and automobile builder Peter Brock will join Carolla to speak about a commencement of BRE and a team’s run to story some-more than 50 years ago.

For some-more information on a Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, including foe schedules, entrance lists and up-to-the-minute eventuality updates, go to Spectator tickets are accessible during

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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