Against All Odds: The BRE Datsun 510 Story

Peter Brock, John Morton, Datsun... Need we say more?

BRE Datsun

Say three names in one sentence: Brock, Morton, Datsun, and pretty much any roomful of car enthusiasts will pause.

In the 2.5-liter class of the SCCA’s ferocious Trans-Am series, the game was “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday.” While the pony cars had their war, the Two-Five Challenge produced some of the most closely contested, entertaining racing fans had seen.

In a David vs. Goliath undertaking, with Peter Brock at the helm and John Morton behind the wheel, Datsun took the fight to the Alfa Romeo GTV of Horst Kwech, the BMW 2002s, and many other small sedans of the day.

This video is a document by Datsun of the 1971 Championship season. Awesome period footage!


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