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How Well Do You Know Your Nissan Heritage Engine Notes?

From the magnificent bark of the Mazda 767B to the cavernous burble of a Ford GT40, distinctive engine notes have excited and comforted motorsport fans throughout the decades. We like to think we have a …

Nissan R90CK

A Historic Racing Warrior: Nissan R90CK For Sale

Image: RMD
Fully race ready and presented with a huge collection of spares, this Nissan R90CK is one of the last greats of Group C racing and a workhorse historic racer which can take it to the Sauber …

Sydney Retro Speedfest

Get Pumped for the Inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest

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Sydney is about to add a new feather to its historic racing cap, with the launch of Sydney Retro Speedfest – a brand new historic racing event for 2014.
The inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest …

BRE Datsun 510

Nissan References Classic Racers With Super Modern IDx

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We’re big fans of the Datsun 510, or Datsun 1600, here at Motorsport Retro. Back in the golden age of motoring they offered great performance at a good price, with oodles of potential for …

1989 Le Mans Porsche Racing Fire

Video: The Ultimate Tribute to Group C

Perhaps even more thrilling than the years of turbocharged Formula 1 were the Group C racers of the same era. Manufacturers were given a huge amount of autonomy following a brief which resulted in a …


Lotus-Cortina Mk I: The Extraordinary Came at a Cost

Fitting snuggly in between Lotus’ Type 27 – a Formula Junior version of the Formula 1 Type 25 – and the Indy 500-destined Type 29, the Lotus-Cortina arrived during a golden age of Chapman-designed motorsport …

Nissan HR31 GTS-R

Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R: The Unsung Hero of Nissan’s First ATCC Victory

Images thanks to www.autopics.com.au
As much as it pains me to say, racing’s not really about building the absolute fastest, most manic car on the grid. It’s about building the car that’s going to be leading the …

Nissan Skyline R31

Nissan R31 Skyline: The Australian Industry Needs You Now

With a little help from the Nissan Pintara (a well-balanced family car with a drivers edge and an efficient, zippy four-cylinder motor) and Australian race teams identifying the potential of the Skyline as a replacement …

nissan r90

Video: Le Mans 1990 – Mark Blundell’s Banzai qualifying lap

Driving a Nissan R90CK on full boost, Mark Blundell sums up his stunning pole position winning lap at Le Mans 1990 like this:
“Every input was pure reflex – things were coming at me everywhere I …

Gibson Motorsport

Photo Gallery: Godzilla – Nissan Skyline GT-R Group A

Check these great shots from the guys at Speedhunters of Godzilla, the 1992 Bathurst 1000 winning Nissan Skyline GTR Group A Touring Car

Nissan Skyline 1964

Video Documentary: Nissan Skyline Racing Heritage

This video celebrates the birth of the Nissan Skyline racing legend at Suzuka, 1964.

Rally Datsun

Video: Datsun Rallymaster with Rauno Aaltonen

“In Finland, a man can only be a man if he can drive a car really fast! -  Rauno Aaltonen.The Rallymaster!”