Nissan Heritage Race sees 4 wide action [video]
The annual NISMO Festival in Japan never fails to disappoint. But this year’s event had a particular treat in store for fans of classic Datsun racing cars.
Even though this year’s NISMO Festival in Japan ended in late November, the event is still keeping Nissan fans entertained with a constant supply of great content.
Held in the shadow of Mount Fuji at the Fuji International Speedway, the annual NISMO festival was first held back in 1997 and continues to draw huge support from people who love Nissan cars, the NISMO brand, and Nissan/NISMO racing DNA.
To celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary, Nissan sought to answer one simple question: “What is the best NISMO racecar ever made?” The results of the Twitter poll were released prior to the 2017 NISMO Festival commencing and it was the Skyline GT-R R32 (shown above) that was crowned king. The Skyline GT-R R34 and GT-R NISMO GT3 took second and third places respectively.
However, the highlight of this year’s festival for many was the NISMO Heritage race. This 6-lap event saw a host of classic Datsuns battle it out on the track. The line-up included Blue Bird KP510’s, Sunny B110’s, Sunny B310’s and a Z-Car or two.
As you’d expect from such a classic field, the driving action was hard and chaotic – both of which make for awesome viewing.
Perhaps more awesome is the fact all the cars on display didn’t come from the Nissan Heritage centre, but are actually all privately owned.
Check out the action for yourself below. Be sure to keep an eye out for the part where four of the cars are thundering down the track side-by-side.