Nissan Celebrates 60 years of Global Motorsports at the NISMO Festival

by SPEED MERCHANT
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Fans attending this year’s NISMO Festival at Fuji Speedway will not only get to see past Nissan race cars & meet their legendary drivers. They will also witness the future of Nissan Motorsports.

Nissan teams & drivers will gather on Sunday the 02nd of December for the running of some of the greatest cars in Nissan’s 60 years of global motorsports history, as well as heritage models & the latest NISMO road cars. The 21st annual fan appreciation event also offers the first chance to see Nissan’s new Formula E car on a track in Japan as well as an all-new dynamic Nissan EV show. The Formula E car represents the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven & integrated into society. The 100% electric model will be shown just weeks before its debut race in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Takao Katagiri, CEO of NISMO and head of the NISMO road car business at Nissan said :

We don’t have a Formula E race yet in Japan, so we’re thrilled to show its exciting driving to Japanese fans at the NISMO Festival. This is a great opportunity for motorsports fans to observe first hand how Nissan & NISMO’s engineers / drivers learn through racing how to build more passionate cars featuring Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies that offer our customers excitement and convenience.

To celebrate Nissan’s six decades of global motorsports participation – starting with the class victory at the Australian Rally in 1958. The festival will feature more than 50 cars that have competed globally & in Japan. Rally cars from the 1950s to the 1980s, prototype cars from the 1990s, current GT cars & the Formula E car will be on display. This year’s event offers even closer access to the cars than in years past & more time for interaction with drivers.

Off the track the festival will feature autograph sessions & talk shows by legendary and current Nissan/NISMO drivers, children’s events, corporate & vendor retailing.

The NISMO Festival is at the Fuji Speedway & supported by MOTUL between 08:30 am to 04:00 pm & is organised by Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. with their partner Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. & MOTUL.

The program outline is :

  • Racing event area – race car runs, exhibitions (NISMO cars parade, Z Challenge, historic cars exhibition race, Formula E car demo run, NISMO GP & more).
  • Stand event area – driver autograph sessions, high-five sessions, sales of Nissan/NISMO merchandise & race car parts, children’s events.
  • Paddock event area – corporate & retail booths

Official Site: http://www.nismo.co.jp/event/festa2018/