Nismo fans are being treated to a special exhibit at the Zama Heritage Centre at the moment, with a huge showcase of classic Nissan motorsport cars, including Group C cars, Touring Cars, and current Super GT cars. Some of these were taken from the exhibit and showcased at last week’s 2017 Nismo Festival at the Fuji International Speedway.
Housed at the Zama Heritage Centre, the showcase includes over 400 cars from Nismo’s motorsport history, along with some road-going cars including classic Datsuns and even a Datsun Type 12 Phaeton from 1933. The Zama Heritage Centre is now open to the public.
As for the Nismo Festival last week, the event included the traditional Nismo Grand Prix race with Super GT cars, Super Taikyu and Blancpain GT cars from Europe. A special Racing GT-R Heritage Run also demonstrated 16 famous GT-Rs from Nissan’s heritage including the legendary Skyline 2000 GT-R from the Sixties.
Perhaps the star of the show was the Group A Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Calsonic, which was raced by Kazuyoshi Hoshino. It won 29 consecutive races in its day in the Japanese championship of the time, and was recently voted by fans as the greatest Nismo/Nissan race car of all time. It is now on display at the Zama Heritage Centre.
Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.