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 www.weathertechraceway.com/rolex-monterey-motorsports-reunion. Spectator tickets are accessible during http://www.weathertechraceway.com/ticket-information


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