The Mitty institution, a racing car institution for over 30 years has announced that this years title marque of the festival will be Nissan.The show will celebrate Nissan's icons and their past Motorsport triumphs. On show will be the manufacturers most successful race cars from the last thirty years.
Some of the victorious racing cars on display include the BRE Datsun 240Z and the Datsun 510 from the 2.5 litre Trans-Am series and production championships. These cars were originally piloted by Stuart Morton, who will be at the festival driving the cars over the weekend.
Most would agree that one of the most iconic of them all would be the GTP ZX Turbo (featured at the top of this page), the car was a beast in the IMSA series in the last 80's, early 90's where it battled with Porsche's equally iconic 962. The car would eventually beat the Porsche to the flag thanks to it's mighty V6 engine pushing out 641bhp. The GTP ZX Turbo is just one of the many Motorsport giants set to attend the festival.
Stuart Morton commented on this year's coming festival saying "Road Atlanta is right up there with the best road racing tracks in the country, so I’m pleased to be honoured in this way. Nissan has a tremendous racing heritage that goes back even before BRE, but it really blossomed under BRE in 1970 and continued through the GTP era. Nissan has a tremendous amount of racing credibility. An awful lot of people still support Nissan and Datsun in racing today, and most of that enthusiasm goes back 50 years."