More than 50 historic Nissan and Datsun racecars on track at Road Atlanta this week to celebrate the brand’s 50-year history of American motorsports success.
Datsun racing legend John Morton, right, will lead the pack at the 41st HSR Classic Motorsports Mitty presented by Hagerty. He’ll be aboard an exact replica of the two-time national championship-winning BRE Datsun 240Z. Morton will serve as the event’s grand marshal this weekend.
Comedian, actor and filmmaker and Nissan/Datsun racing fan Adam Carolla will drive the Bob Sharp Racing Datsun 610. Carolla’s racing collection features a number of the Nissan/Datsun machines raced by the legendary Paul Newman. He also produced a documentary showcasing the racing career of the silver screen legend.
Other historic cars featured across the race weekend will include the Datsun 510 and SRL311 Roadster models. GT-R fans will get to see some unique cars including a ‘71 Skyline GT-R C10 and a ‘09-model Nissan GT-R used by Mike Skeen to earn rookie of the year honors at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in 2014.
All of these entries are competing in Saturday’s Nissan/Datsun Feature race, which is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. localtime. Looking for more details? They can be found at http://hsrrace.com/classic-motorsports-mitty/
In this vintage promotional video from the early 1970s, witness how John Morton in the Brock Racing Enterprises Datsun 510 takes on (and defeats) all the European challengers in the drama-filled SCCA Under 2.5-liter Trans-Am championship. This is a charming look into a seminal chapter @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=40&v=rujxd5Grxb4