So I will probably have the pleasure to meet you there or around the Datsun-France BBQ.
Was very nice to meet you, and a pleasure to be able to show the car to you. Cheers!
Hopefully it created a real stir.
Not really! It was perhaps a little bit high up on its podium ( no way for anyone to see the engine from ground level, even if I'd had the bonnet open ) and a little bit outshone by some illustrious historic Le Mans 24hrs race participants in the 'Concours d'Elegance des 24 Heures' section that the Nissan display formed the backdrop to - including the post-resto debut of Okano san's '67 GT40 MKII B - chassis no. 1047. That car had a crowd of press and enthusiasts around it almost round the clock....
There was a large contingent of mainland Euopean R35 GT-R owners in attendance ( on a Nissan France-organised 'jolly' ), many of whom were staying in the same hotel as us, and I don't think a single one of them had even the slightest bit of interest in the KPGC10. In fact, I think it's possible that many of them wouldn't even have known what it was they were looking at, or why it was on the stand, without the graphics on the stand backdrop explaining it to them. The R35 seems to attract many owners who don't seem to care much about the 'GT-R' marque's heritage.
Still, it was worth it just to be able to show it to the few people that did
express a strong interest. If only the weather had been a little kinder.....