The spectators on the 2015 Great Race will get quite a treat this summer. Not only will they see the best classic and vintage cars from the United States from a 1915 Hudson Indy car to a 1968 Corvette they will also see fabulous European cars such as Volvo, Sunbeam, Jaguar, Fiat and Austin-Healey. And to top it off they will see eight right-hand drive Japanese cars that are rarely seen in the United States, highlighted by the 1969 Toyota 2000 GT of Morita Norihisa and Yamaguchi Akitaka. Another interesting car from one of the Japanese teams is the 1969 Nissan Z432 of Shimizu and Naho Kuniaki.
Below is a list of the right Japanese teams and the cars they will be driving:
Car #51: Morita Norihisa and Yamaguchi Akitaka, Toyota 2000GT
Car #52: Yokota Masahiro and Ooki Etsuko, Datsun 240Z
Car #67: Ninomiya Yoshiaki and Ninomiya Reiko, Datsun SR311
Car #72: Takei Shinji and Nishikawa Jun, Nissan Skyline
Car #85: Chiba Yastune and Chiba Eji, Datsun KP510
Car #87: Shimizu and Naho Kuniaki, Datsun SR311
Car #123: Muramatsu Nohito and Kojima Munenori, Nissan Skyline
Car #124: Yasui Shigekazu and Yasui Ayako, Nissan Z432
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Be sure to read Part 3 of my story tomorrow about the rest of my trip to Japan.