Have you ever wondered where the Skyline model originated? Back in 1964 Prince Motor Company debuted their modified Skyline GT sedans at the Japan Grand Prix at Sazuka. This video explains the importance of the race and shows a restored version of one of the Skylines that competed against Porsche 48 years ago. Even though a Skyline didn't take first place, they did take 2nd through 6th which was a huge accomplishment for a Japanese automaker.
"1964 was the moment Japanese motorization began. Nissan always led the initiative with motorsports. I was so happy. It was my dream, and I wanted to enter Nissan." – Toshiyuki Shiga – Nissan's Chief Operating Officer
[Source: Nissan Newsroom via YouTube]