Nissan Celebrates 50 years of Nismo
Monterey, USA (24 August, 2018) – Nissan's incredible 50 years of motorsport success in the USA will be celebrated this week with Nissan taking centre stage as the featured marque of this year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
With more than 200 IMSA sportscar victories and 100-plus SCCA National Championships, many of the stars and the cars of Nissan's past racing success will be in Monterey.
Famous Nissan and Datsun racers will be on track, while championship-winning legends – including John Morton and Peter Brock – will attend this year’s event.
Morton, Brock and other past champions will also be special guests on Adam Carolla's "Car Cast" podcast, which will be recorded at the Nissan display in the heart of the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca paddock on Saturday.
Comedian and actor Carolla is also racing in Monterey. The LA-based comic owns the largest collection of Nissan and Datsun cars formerly raced by acting and racing legend Paul Newman.
Along with celebrating the past, Nissan also will look to the future with Nissan's season five ABB FIA Formula E car on display along with the recently revealed Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.
The GT-R50 made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speedin the UK and recently turned laps ahead of the 24 Hours of Spa.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion action will be shown live across the weekend on Motor Trend including its free YouTube channel as well as on NISMO.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenues of 11.72 trillion yen. In fiscal 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.
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