50 Years of Nissan Motorsports

© Rod HatfieldNissan Racing
As featured marque of the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Nissan celebrated 50 years of racing success in the U.S. with historic Nissan and Datsun race cars from the past. Nissan cars have won more than 200 IMSA sports car races and more than 100 SCCA national championships, and the display at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca featured a selection of significant Nissan racer winners. Nissan also looked to the future, displaying a new race car for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the recently revealed Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign. Take a look at 50 years of Nissan’s finest race cars at the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

© Rod Hatfield1969 Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) Datsun 2000 Roadster

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience1970 Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 240Z SCCA Champion

© Rod Hatfield1971 BRE Datsun 510 #46 Trans Am 2.5 Champion

© Rod Hatfield1971 Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 260Z Camel GT Pace Car

© Rod Hatfield1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Trans Am Race Car Raced by Paul Newman

© Rod Hatfield1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo IMSA Prototype

© Rod Hatfield1998 Nissan R390 GT1 Road Car

© Rod Hatfield2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO

© Rod Hatfield2019 Nissan Formula E Race Car

© Rod HatfieldNissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

© Rod HatfieldNissan GT-R50 by Italdesign


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