Nissan has announced some details about its plans for the upcoming Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The event will be a significant milestone, since it is the first time a Japanese marque has headlined the RMMR since its inception in 1974. As such, Nissan is bringing out several cars of historic significance, including the first ever appearance on US soil of the R390 GT1 road car.
Other cars on display will include what design director Alfonso Albaisa calls “beautifully-restored cars of significance,” including John Morton’s BRE Datsun 510, Geoff Brabham’s IMSA championship GTP-ZX, Bob Sharp’s SCCA C-Production-winning Datsun 240Z, the Japan Grand Prix-winning 1969 Nissan R382, and the recently-unveiled GT-R50.
There will be 14 cars in all in the historic display, but on the track will be a different story. Over 50 Nissan and Datsun race cars will fill Laguna Seca, including IMSA champion Steve Millen in his Daytona and Le Mans-winning Nissan 300ZX Turbo, John Morton driving the BRE Datsun 240Z, and Adam Carolla driving Paul Newman’s SCCA National GT-1 championship 300ZX Turbo.
We’ll be there to cover the festivities, so stay tuned. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion takes place August 23-26.