20th NISMO FESTIVAL announcement
YOKOHAMA, Japan (April 25, 2017) - Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. today announced that it will be holding its fan appreciation event, the “NISMO FESTIVAL,” on Sunday, November 26th .
The NISMO FESTIVAL, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary since it was first held in 1997, attracts approximately 30,000 fans each year. Year by year the NISMO employees continue to create more elaborate plans to ensure that the festival’s contents enable not just motorsports fans, but also those who like cars to enjoy the “NISMO brand” and Nissan/NISMO’s “RACING DNA.”
On the course and in the pit area, fans will be able to see the pride of Nissan’s historical race cars, and a gathering of active Nissan drivers, team principals, and legendary drivers. There will also be course runs and exhibitions that reflect themes from the year. In the event area, in addition to talk shows and autograph sessions, there will be a “garage sale” where fans will get a special opportunity to buy parts that are used in actual race cars. Along with that, Nissan/NISMO fan goods, limited edition model cars, and more, will be available for purchase. There will also be PR and merchandise booths setup by numerous manufacturers and shops, while a large range of entertaining content will be established for the enjoyment of kids.
Comment from NISMO president Takao Katagiri “As this will be a milestone 20th NISMO FESTIVAL, we are determined to put on an event that people will remember for years to come. When the event was first held in 1997, here and there the event had a hand made feel to it, but the more we hold this festival, knowhow has accumulated within the company and our employees have greatly enriched their creativity and inventiveness. However, the underlying ‘feeling of appreciation for our fans’ has not changed since the very first festival. We are continuing with preparations to ensure that our many fans will enjoy this year’s event, so please come out and join us.”
Event name: NISMO FESTIVAL at FUJI SPEEDWAY 2017
Supported by MOTUL Schedule: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Time: 9:00-16:00 (tentative)
Location: Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka Prefecture Sunto-gun)
Organizer: Nissan Motorsport International Co., Ltd. Sponsor: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Event Support Sponsor: MOTUL