Peter Brock to Appear at 2008 JCCS

The Japanese Classic Car Show, scheduled for October 12, 2008 in Irvine, California, is coming. Unfortunately for Nissan enthusiasts, the company is cutting back on event sponsorship and, unlike Toyota and Mazda, it seems like they will not have an official presence at the biggest vintage Japanese car event of the year.

But fear not, Datsun fans. You’ll have something just as good, maybe even better: special appearances by Datsun racing legend Peter Brock and his BRE booth. Peter and his wife Gayle have decided that it was time to start sharing his life’s work, particularly in light of renewed interest in nostalgics. You can find out more at his website,

And speaking of JCCS, just a reminder that registration is still open until September 12. If you missed out on early registration, you still have a chance to get your car in the show and join in the festivities. Here’s our coverage from the 2006 and 2007 shows to whet your old school appetite. Be there or be square!

This post is filed under: datsun, events, motorsports, nissan.

11 Responses to Peter Brock to Appear at 2008 JCCS

  1. El Kimico says:

    I wish I could attend that event. Unless I travel to the west coast. Thank you very much to Mr. Peter Brock for showing his support and to share his life’s work with us. HE IS A TRUE LEGEND.

  2. Ben says:

    You should definitely make plans to attend. It’s a phenomenal show!

  3. lance says:

    someone get his autograph on a glove compartment box for me… it would look AWESOME in my z…

  4. Burabuda says:

    ‘Bout time Mr. Brock decided to share his life’s work. I always wondered if he was running from his Datsun past. Happily, he’s grown old enough not to care what anybody else thinks! Oh, and raspberries to Nissan, N.A. and the Renaults they sell.

  5. Ben says:

    Yup, you can thank Mr. Bean for cutting costs left and right and Nissan high-tailing it to Nashville. Or maybe he’s just a country music fan….

  6. Jaime says:

    I hope Nissan reads my post.
    I like Datsun cars, but I do not like Nissan. Nissan Management is a disgrace, and Nissan cars of today are , ( with the exception of the Nissan 350Z ) the ugliest cars on the block.
    Nissan has failed to communicate and learn from its customers and clients ( unlike Honda, Mazda , Subaru and Toyota ) and continues a wanton path into manufacturing ugly vehicles with total disregard to the needs and expectations of the loyal, and EX loyal Nissan followers.
    I like Datsun, and long for the days when Datsun was a top of the line, both in luxurious vehicles, sports vehicles and commercial vehicles worldwide.
    Todays Nissans are for sure the ugliest cars in the import scene. Wake up Nissan!!!!!
    Major re structuring and a massive lay off program for the little minded management in office is in serious need of implementation.
    Make no mistake, today’s Nissan has no comparison to former Datsun.

  7. Ben says:

    While I agree with Nissan’s poor management, I’d have to say there are a few good-looking cars in the lineup – all the trucks – Frontier, Pathfinder, Armada – look pretty good, as do the Infiniti FX and JDM Cube, March and Elgrand.

  8. Jaime says:

    Ben. Yes, there are some ok vehicles in the lineup, but I consider the Infinity line a luxurious line that receives better attention and detail from Nissan executives.
    The Armada truck is ok because of it’s big size, it’s shear size gives it allure. Reduce that truck to a mini p/u truck size and it would not be attractive.
    I am most concerned about the vehicles within reach of most of the public, the passenger cars. The Altima, Maxima, Sentra and Versa are weird looking. That ugly grille/headlamp format and overall strange shape gives these cars an ugly duckling connotation.
    The Nissan Sentra, which should be an appealing vehicle to young drivers, 1st new vehicle owners, college students, and a great family car is weird. All the entry level cars from brands like Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Honda easily surpass the Sentra in good looks, and this has been going on since the last Sentra model.
    The Maxima and the Altima….same strange looking front end….same weird shapes…..the impression it gives me is of a company trying hard to become the company with the weirdest ( if not ugliest ) cars.

    I do not want to sound mean, I just hope Nissan opens it’s eyes and take note. It hurts to see this company going deeper and deeper, years after years, models after models, and there isno end in it’s free fall.


  9. Evan says:

    Can’t believe there is more than one Peter Brock that is a racing legend

  10. Ben says:


    That’s true. It’s mainstream sedans are pretty fug, although the new Maxima ain’t too bad. But I don’t know if I’d call cars like the new Honda Accord and Subaru Impreza an improvement. 🙂

  11. Ben says:

    Evan – yup, you Aussies had your own, didn’t you? Bizarro!

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