2006 HSR Mitty
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Posted by: Torry
Every year, the HSR Mitty is held at Road Atlanta.And every year, Nissans are strongly represented. This year was no exception, having the largest turnout ever for Nissans.
For three days, classic and vintage cars from all countries come throughout the U.S. to attend this show and race. Vintage racecars, from Nascar to F1, come out and compete against other cars of their era. Some cars are very famous, and are an excitement to see.
Not only were there all kinds of vintage racecars, but there were also some extremely rare show cars as well. There are three known ’65 Silvias in the United States. One of them is owned by NICO’s founder, Dr. Rex Birkmire. Rex brought his car to the show, and was in awe to find another ’65 Silvia at the show! Two-thirds of the U.S.’s ’65 Silvias together!
Perhaps not as rare as a ’65 Silvia, but still rare is the 2-door 810.Beautifully restored, this is what one of these rare cars looked like as it rolled out of the showroom back in ’79.
In addition, besides the rare cars that were there, there were some genuinely rare engine swaps as well.How about an LS1 in 280Z?Or an LD28 in a 280ZX?Well, both were there!That’s right a Diesel powered 280ZX!With an insane amount of torque, and 40 mpg, who can argue?
Hanging around the owners of these vehicles was an absolute blast.Just listening in on conversations throughout the day will enlighten you into a whole new world you never existed regarding Datsuns. I encourage everyone who has a remote interest in the history of Nissans, or in automobiles in general, to attend this event.You will NOT be disappointed!
To see the rest of the pictures from the weekend, click below: