The 2017 Nissan Nismo festival wrapped up last week with hundreds of cars and more than 28,000 fans at Fuji Speedway and more at Nismo.tv. The event included races like the Nismo Grand Prix, which featured entries from Super GT, Super Taikyu and Europe’;s Blancpain GT Series championships, as well as Racing GT-R Heritage Run with 16 famous GT-Rs from Nissan’s past.
The event brought a handful of racing legends back to the track, including Michael Krumm in a 2011 GT1 GT-R, Katsumasa Chiyo in a Bathurst-winning Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 and drifters Takahashi Kunimitsu, Tsuchiya Keiichi and Hagiwara Osamu. Other on-track events included a historic race and the Z-Challenge exhibition.
“We’;re very thankful for the support of the fans throughout the season,” said Nismo president Takao Katagiri. “Although we missed Super GT championship by a mere 2 points, the victory at the final round gave us a clear direction of what should be done over the winter for the next season. As a new challenge, Nissan and Nismo will compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E championship which starts in December next year, and we will look forward to seeing you all again to celebrate our victories.”
Most of the Group C, Super GT and Touring cars came from Nissan’s Heritage Collection in Zama, Japan, which also features road cars from as far back as 1933. The Zama facility has more than 400 vehicles, most of which can be seen here at the collection’s Flickr page. The full list, in Japanese, is here. Check out the gallery below.