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I got to play with the BRE cars

05 December 2017 - 12:27 PM

Yep, back in October I got to play with the BRE triplets at Road Atlanta.

Not so much in the 'toy' sense, basically I got a unique opportunity by Nissan to photograph these iconic cars on Road Atlanta, where they once dominated.

Every year, the company I work for (Z1 Motorsports) holds an event called Z Nationals that is basically a multi-day event that pays homage to the history of the Z car. We generally do a track day, and a car show. This year Nissan Motorsports came through for us and unlocked the Heritage Collection, bringing out semi-truck loads of iconic Nissan race cars, including my favorites here. We had access to the BRE 510 along with their LMP1 car, Bob Sharp ZX, and a few others. We also had the 370Z Tribute car that you may have seen photographed on Road Atlanta many years ago, although I assume no one here cares much for that. 

In addition, we had Randy Jaffe's BRE 240Z Tribute. I use the term tribute very lightly because this car is actually the re-embodied original BRE 240Z that was crashed in the 70's. It contains all of the original parts from the car John Morton raced, down to the roll cage. They have been transplanted into this new body and driven by John at Laguna Seca just a few months ago. It is the closest the world will ever get to seeing the original BRE 240Z.

 

24077308418_9f337c95c0_b.jpgDSC_4425.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37875310256_5c38222cc4_b.jpgDSC_4421.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

26152690669_5c4ccdf167_b.jpgDSC_4417.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37897292582_c4659a6ac1_b.jpgDSC_4413.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37928477151_784a6be8bb_b.jpgDSC_4435.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37897384852_3fdbd689ef_b.jpgDSC_4443.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37218943074_197e4538b7_b.jpgDSC_4444.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

26153119739_91471e870b_b.jpgDSC_4543.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37929140471_f2c184c3e5_b.jpgDSC_4631.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

37875668466_69312dc652_b.jpgDSC_4491.jpg by Matt Yates, on Flickr


Sweet datto action

14 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

Sup guys. Haven't posted in a while so I thought I'd check in with some cool Datto pics I've taken recently.

 

The 510 below that many of you have probably seen was spotted at Road Atlanta during the Gridlife time attack last year. Owner was pretty nice.

 

29304852265_05da4196a3_c.jpg_DSC5142 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29270932456_007bc7e424_c.jpg_DSC5141 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29016856740_b734878acd_c.jpg_DSC5140 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29270933076_a37b629691_c.jpg_DSC5136 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29270941156_d4c32101cd_c.jpg_DSC5131 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

28682472604_69f520737f_c.jpg_DSC5129 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

28682481574_6986d80217_c.jpg_DSC5087 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

The following S30 was also there, but not competing. 

29226203151_ced1377682_c.jpg_DSC5150 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29196654052_f97392e98a_c.jpg_DSC5148 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

29270931676_ece0dc92c0_c.jpg_DSC5146 by Matt Yates, on Flickr

 

This S30 was hanging out at Zdayz last may. RB powered, typical awesome mods, blah blah.

 

27826358953_57d6b7a796_c.jpgZdayz S30Z by Matt Yates, on Flickr