A Famous 240Z & A Drifter
We’re struggling to see how this ‘drifting’ craze
fits in with modern motorsport, but it certainly seems popular with
the fans. Is this the same demographic that is likely to follow
the ALMS though, for example?
was present for the JGTC USA event at Fontana, and he forwards these
two images. The first shows one of the top Japanese ‘drifters’
that crossed the Pacific for the event.
“A fun show, lots
of people…look at the grandstands. Packed. Lots of cheering
and hoopla,” says Peter Brock.
Ah, but a good number
of them left well before the end of the JGTC race, didn’t
they, unable to follow the race without a scoring tower? The event
didn’t seem quite geared up to keep the locals informed.
racing, but a fun circus atmosphere with lots of “action”,”
concludes Peter Brock.
The second image is much
“A local Datsun
(Nissan) enthusiast brought his exact replica (the original was
destroyed in a crash after the end of the ’72 season) of my
BRE 240Z team car, the one that John Morton used to win the 71-72
SCCA National Championships,” explains P. Brock. “Rather
an interesting comparison with the latest “works” Nissan
racer, isn’t it?”
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