Nissan Brings Vintage Vehicles To Annual Z Car Convention In Atlanta

Taking on the honored title of featured marque at the Rolex Reunion, and now with its international event, Nissan has been getting quite the attention lately — and rightfully so. In my opinion, its classic cars (and newer Z cars) are somewhat undervalued by most.

The 31st annual International Z Car Convention, commonly known as ZCON, is taking place now through this weekend (October 16-20). Its bringing together an estimated 1,200 Nissan and Datsun enthusiasts to the streets and racetracks near Atlanta, Georgia – all to celebrate all-things-Z for five whole days.

Activities include a couple of car shows and meets, an autocross course at Atlanta Motorsports Park, a track day and parade laps at Road Atlanta Raceway, and a charity cruise through the northwest Georgia Mountains.

Nissan, a huge supporter of the annual fan-based event, will be in attendance, along with the brand new 2019 Nissan Altima and a drool-worthy slew of nostalgic vehicles. The lineup includes a 1960 Datsun 1200 Sedan, a 1965 Datsun 320 Truck, the 1960 Datsun Fairlady Roadster (the first Datsun sports car imported to the U.S.), and most notably, the Nissan GTP-ZX Turbo (#83), which was a 1988-’89 IMSA Championship race car with a whopping 850-plus horsepower.

Top left: 1960 Datsun Sedan, Top Right: 1961 Datsun Fairlady Roadster, Bottom Left: 1965 Datsun 320, Bottom Right: GTP-ZX

Director and Chief Marketing Manager of Nissan North America, Anne Corrao, explains, “These heritage vehicles provide a great window into Nissan’s remarkable heritage here in North America — as well as showcasing how far car design and performance has come when looking at the exciting all-new, sixth-generation 2019 Nissan Altima.”

For more information on the 2018 ZCON, please visit the ZCON website.

About the author

Jenna Schiebe

Jenna’s addiction to all things automotive began soon after she was introduced to the car scene at age 16. She has a special interest in imports but, at the end of the day, is a enthusiast that loves anything that goes fast.
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