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.
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.