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Editorials

The #75 Clayton Cunningham Racing 300ZX Twin-Turbo

In racing trim, the 300ZX achieved several notable victories, including the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona. However, auto sports politics and a GTS-1 class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that same year prompted the International Motor Sports Association to declare the twin turbo engine illegal for future competition. […]

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Our Fairlady “Z” – The Z31 Years (1984-1989)

Sold from 1983 through 1989, the Z31 300ZX name followed the numerical convention initiated with the 240Z, put forth by Yutaka Katayama, the one time president of Nissan Motors USA. The “X” designation had debuted with the previous generation Z car, the 280ZX, to signify the presence of luxury and comfort oriented features. Contrary to popular belief the Z31 model of the 300ZX (1983-1989) was actually the most popular in terms of total sales, selling over 100,000 more units than it’s Z32 successor. […]

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Our Fairlady “Z” – The S30 Years (1970-1978)

The Nissan S30 (sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in other markets as the Datsun 240Z, then later as the 260Z and 280Z) was the first generation of what would become the iconic “Z” sports coupe. Designed by a team led by Mr. Yoshihiko Matsuo, the head of Nissan’s Sports Car Styling Studio; HLS30 was the original designation given to the left-hand drive model and HS30 for the right-hand drive model. […]

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Editorials

’72 Datsun BRE Replica with ’10 NISMO BRE Tribute Car

Yesterday we kicked off Z Con 2012 with a piece that focused solely on the original 1970’s era #46 John Morton Datsun BRE racer, today we flash forward to 2010 with a Nissan sponsored shoot at Road Atlanta that brought together the most faithful reproduction of Morton’s iconic BRE racer in the world today with a modern NISMO 370Z tribute car. […]

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Wayback Machines

John Morton’s Legendary 1972 BRE Datsun 240Z

It only seemed appropriate that our focus this week should be with all of our friends currently attending the 25th Annual Z Car Convention in Phoenix, Arizona…and where better to start than with John Morton’s legendary left-coast racer, the ’72 Brock Racing Enterprises Datsun 240Z. […]