THIS YEAR, NISSAN CHECKED IN OVER 30,000 FANS TO RELISH IN RACECARS AND MOTORSPORTS CULTURE FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL NISMO FESTIVAL
Follow The LeaderOne of the most nostalgic events to occur at NISMO Festival this year was undoubtedly a parade run of successive generations of NISMO vehicles totaling around 150 cars. This parade was followed by ridealongs in NISMO racecars and streetcars with Nissan/NISMO drivers. Among the current and past vehicle offerings was the new GT-R and the Note e-POWER NISMO. Both of which demanded plenty of attention. This was especially true for the Note e-POWER NISMO edition which had just been announced two days prior to the event.
The Big 5-0This year proved to be significant for the NISMO Festival, not only because it marked the 19th annual celebration, but because it also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Fuji Speedway. As such, it was only fitting that cars with a deep relationship to the track be displayed and raced. Vehicles that have logged countless hours on the racetrack over the years such as the 1966 R380 and 1999 R391 were present and ripped around the track. This throwback to older times drummed up memories for many in attendance that remember old trips to the racetrack as if it was yesterday.
Nissan and NISMO together have an impressive and vast collection of vechicles that feature anything from former racecars and streetcars to one-off prototypes. The impressive part however is that almost all the cars still run and can be taken for a spin around the track.