NISSAN Returns to the US 12th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show

by Kriss Merchant
1 year ago

Nissan returns to southern California, the site of many racing victories and its first home in the U.S. for the 12th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show.

Fans and enthusiasts alike will be able to see the legendary championship-winning Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) No. 46 Datsun 510, as well as the latest race-winner, the No. 05 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 and the newest race-inspired street machine, the 2017 GT-R NISMO – which has never been seen before on U.S soil.

Held on Saturday 24th September from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm in the Harry Bridge’s Memorial Park at the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California.

The show is dedicated to Old School Japanese Cars & Matchbox die-cast car maker for more than 60 years, will have its first public showing of a brand new 1:64 scale model – a 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X coupe – in the Nissan display.

Additional vehicles to be shown will include a mint-condition 1969 Nissan Patrol – & the latest iteration the all-new 2017 Armada – as well as a 1962 Nissan Fairlady & a modified 1971 Nissan Skyline “Hakosuka” GT-R tribute vehicle.

The Nissan booth will be a beehive of activity with some special giveaways, including some of the new Matchbox 1:64 models.

More information will be revealed throughout September on a variety of social media platforms with the hashtag #NissanAtJCCS.

“Nissan is looking forward to returning to the Japanese Classic Car Show as both a participant and an event partner”, said Michael Bunce, Vice President, Product Planning, Nissan North America.

“It’s an ideal venue to show off our latest supercar – the 2017 GT-R NISMO – as well as some current and vintage racing and street machines.”

More than 7,000 spectators are expected to view more than 350 classic & specialty Japanese vehicles at the event.

Nissan vehicles were first sold in the U.S. in 1958, under the Datsun nameplate. The first company headquarters were located just up the 405 Freeway from where the JCCS is held. Nissan North America, Inc. headquarters are now located outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

“To be able to share vehicles such as the BRE 510 and Fairlady and Patrol with Nissan fans, as well as the latest in our lineup with the 2017 Armada, is a true pleasure”, added Bunce.

“And it’s also a great honor to be joined by Matchbox this year – their products are where most of us started our love affair with the automobile”.