For anyone that that thinks an Asian Car Show would be a niche market, think again. They even charged admission and people lined up for blocks at the Queen Mary yesterday to see it. A crowd as diverse as all of Los Angeles was there for great cars and a trip down memory lane. Something some would think not possible when these cars first started selling here in the 60s and 70s given the “buy ‘murican” attitude of the time. A lot has changed and to say they are mainstream and dominant is an understatement. Hence this show was also the Los Angeles debut for the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo.
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO features a new front end design, hand-laid carbon fiber body components derived from motorsport and a refreshed interior with special NISMO appointments. The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, with revised suspension and increased chassis stiffness, while the hand-crafted twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which produces 600 horsepower.
1971 Datsun 510 BRE #46
Peter Brock and Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) built and raced the #46 Datsun 510 with driver John Morton. The team won the 1971 and 1972 SCCA Trans Am Under 2.5 Liter Championship, beating many established European rivals and cementing the 510 as a car to watch. This is the actual car driven by Morton to the championship, and it remains in its original racing livery.
The team fields two vehicles, the No. 05 Nissan NISMO and No. 33 AER NOW machines. In mid-August, former Nissan GT Academy winner Bryan Heitkotter, in the No. 05 car, won back-to-back races at the Utah Motorsports Campus.
All pics by me and embiggen with a click. More in my JCCS Flickr Album