Nissan’s racing exploits in Japan, the US and even Africa should be at least somewhat familiar to long-time JNC readers by now. However, the automaker was hugely influential in the motorsports history of Australia as well. R30 and R31 Skylines were manufactured locally, Nissan racing legend Masahiro Hasemi raced there, and it was the only country outside of Japan where the R32 GT-R was officially sold.
We’ve delved into Nissan’s down under racing history before (in case you missed it, click here and then here), but Australian auto insurance firm Shannons recently produced a superb 45-minute documentary on the topic. It’s filled with rare footage and insight of Aussie racing heroes driving Bluebirds, R30, R31, and R32 Skylines on legendary circuits. It’s well worth a viewing. The video isn’t embed-able, so click over to the Shannons website to watch.