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 Post subject: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:47 am 
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Just a quick heads-up for those who may be interested:

My 1971 KPGC10 'Hakosuka' Skyline GT-R 2-door Hard Top race car is to be displayed by Nissan France on their stand at the 2012 Le Mans Classic event, which runs from 6th to 8th of July:

http://www.lemansclassic.com/en/s01_...01p01_home.php

As far as I'm aware, this will be the first time a genuine KPGC10 has set foot on French soil. First time on European mainland, in fact.

I'm hoping that the weather will be good enough to enable the car to be displayed - for at least some of the time - with its bonnet up, so that visitors to the stand can see the 'heart' of the original GT-R - the S20 twin cam engine. If not, and I'm around, I'll open it for viewing ( rain or shine! ) for anyone who asks. :)

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Bit of a long shot that anyone who regularly visits this forum might be at the Le Mans Classic event, but you never know.....!

Cheers,
Alan T.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:18 pm 

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Lovely! Please take many pictures and share the stories after the event.


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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Will do. :)


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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:53 am 
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Alan, are you not at Goodwood this weekend?


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What a treat!

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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:46 am 
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ToolZ wrote:
Alan, are you not at Goodwood this weekend?


Sadly, no. I'm flat out with work and other commitments...... :|


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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:28 pm 
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So I will probably have the pleasure to meet you there or around the Datsun-France BBQ.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:50 am 
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Fantastic!
Lots of pics please...

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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:30 am 
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This year at Le Mans Classic, 109000 spectators, 450 classic race cars racing all night long, 8000 club cars, and a lot of rain. It's such a big event that you can't see everything.

some pics taken from the datsun-france forum:

http://datsun-france.fr/forum/showthrea ... 57&page=27

http://datsun-france.com/index.php?opti ... c&Itemid=8

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:36 am 
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and a lot of thanks to Alan for insisting with nissan officials to let us go into his car and showing everything of it.

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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:04 am 
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Great pics...

When I was watching Quali on Saturday for the British Grand Prix last weekend I figured those torrential downpours might make it down to La Sarthe... What's a LeMans event without rain, yes? Glad to hear you guys met up and were able to enjoy the cars regardless!

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Your car looks amazing as always Alan.

Beautiful G-nose Z car as well!

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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:58 pm 

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Just a fantastic display. Really striking with the pair of white cars grouped together, against a black background. Hopefully it created a real stir.


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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:03 am 
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mitx wrote:
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!

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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.....


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 Post subject: Re: KPGC10 to be displayed at 2012 Le Mans Classic event
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HS30-H wrote:
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.

yeah not suprised in the least... seems a lot of gt-r owners minimize the fact it's even a nissan, let a lone a skyline successor


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