Nissan: Nissan joins in the festivities at the 31st annual International Z Car Convention

– Five-day gathering of vintage Datsun and Nissans set for suburban Atlanta, Georgia; runs from October 16-20th with activities including car shows, autocross, track day and charity car cruise –

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The original Datsun 240Z made its debut in the fall of 1969 and immediately set the sports car world on its head. One year short of its 50th anniversary, the iconic “Z® car” is still being celebrated around the world, including this week at the 31st annual International Z Car Convention.

From Oct. 16-20, an estimated 1,200 Z® Datsun and Nissan enthusiasts are expected to take to the streets and nearby racetracks of Atlanta for the five-day festival of all things Z®, known as ZCON.

Nissan, a key supporter of the annual event, will be on hand with a quartet of vintage vehicles – along with one of the first public showings of its all-new 2019 Nissan Altima. The four display vehicles are:

  • 1960 Datsun 1200 Sedan, a version of the first passenger car sold by Nissan in the U.S.
  • 1960 Datsun Fairlady Roadster, the first Datsun sports car imported to the U.S.
  • 1965 Datsun 320 Truck, with 60-horsepower 4-cylinder engine
  • #83 Nissan GTP-ZX Turbo, the 1988-89 IMSA Championship race car with 850+ horsepower

“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, 6th generation 2019 Nissan Altima,” said Anne Corrao, director, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America, Inc.

In addition to the vehicles, three people with special associations to Nissan sports cars will be on hand at ZCON 2018 – motorsports legends Peter Brock and John Morton, and original 240Z designer Yoshihiko Matsuo will attend from Japan.

This year, ZCON events will be held at various venues around the Atlanta area. Activities include a pair of car shows, an autocross competition at Atlanta Motorsports Park, a track day and parade laps at Road Atlanta Raceway and a charity cruise through the northwest Georgia Mountains. For more information on the 2018 ZCON, please visit the ZCON website.

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About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is today the world’s largest automotive partnership, with combined sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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