Hype: Nissan Will Debut 2017 GT-R NISMO At Japanese Classic Car Show

The 12th Annual Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) is happening this month and Nissan is taking the imitative by debuting the new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO at the event.  In, addition to showing off the latest and greatest version of Godzilla, Nissan will also bring a small collection of rare, vintage models from both the Nissan and Datsun brands.  There will also be a few race cars on hand like the iconic BRE #46 Datsun 510 and the #05 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3.

But wait, there’s more!  If that wasn’t enough Nissan goodness for you, famed die-cast car maker Matchbox will be on hand to debut their 1:64 scale model Skyline 2000 GT-X Coupe.  At the Nissan booth there will be 15 different versions of Matchbox’s new Skyline model on display; Each one customized by die-cast artisans.  Nissan will also give attendees chances to win Matchbox 1:64 Skylines of their own before they are released in stores.

If I wasn’t going to JCCS already, this alone would be all the incentive I’d need!  Not to mention the tons of other makes and models of vintage Japanese metal that will be on display.  JCCS 2016 is happening on Saturday, September 24th at the Queen Mary Event’s park in Long Beach, CA.  If you haven’t already made plans, now is the time to book your hotel room, tickets, hire gnomes to do your yard work while you’re gone, whatever you need to do to make it out because you’ll be sorry if you miss it!

1969 Datsun Patrol 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X (1:64 scale) 1971 Nissan Skyline “Hakosuka” GT-R (tribute vehicle) Heitkotter_Mid_Ohio_02(1) 1961 Datsun Fairlady Sport (SPL213)

For more info check out the press release below or visit the JCCS website.  For a quick peek at a few of the cars Nissan will bring to the event just click the picture thumbnails.

Press release:

  • First U.S. showing of limited edition GT-R supercar, to be joined by Nissan GT-R GT3 race cars, 2017 Armada and Nissan heritage vehicles – including legendary #46 BRE Datsun 510
  • 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X (1:64 scale)
    Matchbox, maker of die-cast vehicles for more than 60 years, is showing a model that has been getting a lot of attention — a 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X coupe.  At the Nissan display, fans will be able to view 15 completely customized versions of the new vehicle created by some of the world’s most talented die-cast artisans, as well as the ability to win one of the new vehicles before they are available in stores.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan returns to southern California – the site of many racing victories and its first home in the U.S. – for the 12th annual Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS).  Fans and enthusiasts alike will be able to see the legendary championship-winning Brock Racing Enterprises (BRE) No. 46 Datsun 510, as well as the latest race-winner, the No. 05 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, and the newest race-inspired street machine, the 2017 GT-R NISMO – which has never been seen before on U.S. soil.

Held Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT in the Harry Bridge’s Memorial Park at the Queen Mary, in Long Beach, Calif., JCCS is “dedicated to Old School Japanese Cars.”   And Matchbox, die-cast car maker for more than 60 years, will have its first public showing of a brand new 1:64 scale model – a 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X coupe – in the Nissan display.

Additional vehicles to be shown will include a mint-condition 1969 Nissan Patrol – and the latest iteration, the all-new 2017 Armada – as well as a 1962 Nissan Fairlady and a modified 1971 Nissan Skyline “Hakosuka” GT-R tribute vehicle.

The Nissan booth will be a beehive of activity with some special giveaways, including some of the new Matchbox 1:64 models.  More information will be revealed throughout September on a variety of social media platforms with the hashtag #NissanAtJCCS.

“Nissan is looking forward to returning to the Japanese Classic Car Show as both a participant and an event partner,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s an ideal venue to show off our latest supercar – the 2017 GT-R NISMO – as well as some current and vintage racing and street machines.”

More than 7,000 spectators are expected to view more than 350 classic and specialty Japanese vehicles at the event.

Nissan vehicles were first sold in the U.S. in 1958, under the Datsun nameplate. The first company headquarters were located just up the 405 Freeway from where the JCCS is held. Nissan North America, Inc. headquarters are now located outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

“To be able to share vehicles such as the BRE 510 and Fairlady and Patrol with Nissan fans, as well as the latest in our lineup with the 2017 Armada, is a true pleasure,” added Bunce.  “And it’s also a great honor to be joined by Matchbox this year – their products are where most of us started our love affair with the automobile.”

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