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Race legend John Morton honored with custom wristwatch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – To commemorate a friendship 50 years in the making, Nissan collaborated with Denmark-based REC Watches to craft a unique timepiece for renowned racing driver John Morton.

Morton’s skillful driving in the early 1970s elevated the Datsun brand as a competitive contender on the racetrack and earned the adoration of fans globally. Morton was behind the wheel of the #46 Datsun 510 built by Peter Brock and Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE), winning consecutive SCCA Trans Am 2.5-liter Championships in 1971 and 1972. The 1971 race was considered a major upset and earned the car a reputation as a “giant killer.”

“This watch is a small token of appreciation for a valued friend of Nissan and a timeless legend to race fans all over the world,” said Dave Bishop, senior manager, product development, aftersales division, Nissan North America.

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