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2012 Heritage Round-up

Dec. 25 – Yokohama – We started the Nissan Heritage Series as a way to revive and commemorate our history, the cars and people that have become milestones in the journey that brought us to where we are today.

As the date of our 80th anniversary nears, there will be many more of these treasured stories that we will share with you. Meanwhile, during this holiday season, take a look at the stories that were produced this year.

Fuji & Sakura – Australia’s Mobilgas Trial in 1958

The very first international car rally that Nissan took part in was the Australian Mobilgas Trial in 1958. Dubbed the “World’s Cruelest Rally” – the endurance race was so tough that it was never held again.

With hopes to simply complete the race, a surprising outcome opened doors to the Japanese automaker never imagined. Relive the journey of the two plucky Datsuns in this two-parter.

Part 1) Roadmap to Destiny: Fuji & Sakura

Part 2) Rally Legend Returns: Fuji & Sakura

Daytona Dream

Nissan entered the legendary 24 hours endurance race the year it officially became known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Nissan Motorsports (Nismo) was then a newcomer to the rigors of Daytona and fielded an all-Japanese team of drivers.

The team went on to win the race, rewrote the record books for turning the most laps by an overall winning car and paved the way for a legacy of motorsports success that continues to this day.

 

The Birth of Miss Fairlady

Nissan introduced the first class of Nissan Miss Fairladys in 1963 when it launched a new gallery in the heart of Tokyo.

Nearly 50 years later, these beautiful female showroom attendants armed with comprehensive product training remain symbols of the brand in Japan. Here’s a look at the generations of Nissan Miss Fairlady, past and present.

 

Start of the Skyline Legend

For Japanese motorsports fans, an epic lap at the 1964 Japan Grand Prix sparked the imagination of many.

One Skyline GT, a souped-up sedan, did the unthinkable and challenged the established champions from abroad. It was the car that started the Skyline story and marked the day the legend began.

 

 

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