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BRE Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above to enlarge

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the red, white and blue Datsuns of the BRE team were a common sight on American racetracks, competing in Sports Car Club of America events. The brainchild of Pete Brock and driven by John Morton, the BRE Datsun 510s and 240Zs were a winning combination.

BRE came to an end at the end of the 1972 season, but Brock and Morton are now back with a new car. Pete Brock is the honored guest at this year's Walter Mitty challenge at Road Atlanta. To honor him, Mazda has teamed up with Brock and Morton to run an MX-5 wearing the classic BRE livery during the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup series race that's part of the Mitty weekend slate.

The Walter Mitty Challenge takes place April 29 - May 2, 2010 in Braselton, GA.

[Source: Mazda]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the scheme! Would love to see it on a 370z or 2011 Mustang GT :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it. Good to see BRE working on something new.

      As far as it not being a nissan, no NISSAN has ever worn BRE livery. Nissan doesn't make anything comparable to the 510s of yore. They were all Datsuns. I know I know. But should Lincolns wear Gulf livery because the GT40 did?
      • 5 Years Ago
      that is hott!!!!

      id rock it
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Nissan's compact offerings weren't such a snore fest now they wouldn't have to go to Mazda for the tribute.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's the word? ....
      oh yeah.


      • 5 Years Ago
      Eh, this looks whatever. The old BRE Datsuns are awesome though: http://j.mp/cftlU1

        • 5 Years Ago
        Heresy; absolutely Heresy! The Brock livery is synonymous with Datsun. How would you like it if all the retro Datsun owners went around yelling "ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM?"