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10 of the best from Autopics: Nissan touring cars

Submitted by on February 24, 2012

G. Fury G. Scott Nissan Blurbird Turbo 1984

With Nissan confirmed to be competing in the Australian V8 Supercar Championship in 2013, we thought we’d take a look back at their history in Australia with these images from Autopics.com.au

M. Skaife - Nissan Skyline GT-R 1990

Nissan became a dominant force in Australian Touring Car racing in the ’80s with their Bluebirds and took it to the top in the ’90s with the car known as ‘Godzilla’ – the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R became the first Japanese car to win the Bathurst 1000, taking home victory in 1991 and 1992 with Jim Richards and Mark Skaife at the wheel.

M. Hasemi K. Hoshino Nissan Bluebird Turbo 1982

That same pair was responsible for claiming three consecutive Australian Touring Car Championships - 1990, 1991 and 1992 – for Nissan.

Jim Richards - Nissan GTR - Lakeside 1992

J. Richards  M. Skaife Bathurst 1991

G. Seton - Calder 1987

G. Fury  M. Skaife Nissan Skyline 1988

F. Gibson G. Fury - Nissan Bluebird -  81

C Gibson Nissan Pulsar EXA Turbo 83

Bathurst 1989 Nissan Skylines

These images continue our series of photo specials showcasing the stunning images fromAutopics.com.au. The Autopics.com.au collection is based on the archives of Peter D’Abbs, Lance J. Ruting and David Blanch, and is part of a massive collection of over 750,000 motor racing photographs, many of which are available for purchase on their website.

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Images: Autopics.com.au©

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