Retro Class for Kelly Brothers Bathurst Road Trip

  • 04/10/2015
  • By V8 Supercars
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Nissan Motorsport drivers Rick and Todd Kelly, along with David Russell, are going retro for their Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 road trip, with the team pressing into service a classic Nissan Figaro for the 800km journey to Mount Panorama.

For over a decade now the Kelly brothers have made the annual drive to Bathurst in a series of offbeat vehicles, with the Japanese sourced Figaro one of the more interesting cars utilised to date.

The 1991 built two door convertible boasts a 987cc turbocharged engine, mated to a three speed automatic transmission.

Adding to the challenge of completing the road trip in time for Thursday's opening practice session, the Figaro is paired with a Bathurst Special Edition Jayco Caravan.

As a solid backup plan to the Figaro, a Nissan Navara NP300 will provide support, equipped with a Jayco Starcraft Caravan.

To complete the caravanning road trip theme, the team will make overnight stops at Jayco leisure parks en route.

Kicking the trip off in style, the Kelly brothers donned their finest '1950s' threads, with the dress up theme now a staple of the yearly Bathurst expedition.

Once in Bathurst, the Kelly's and Russell will be joined by five other drivers in Nissan's four car attack on The Great Race.

The Nissan Motorsport convoy is scheduled to arrive in Mount Panorama's pit lane at 11:00am on Tuesday.

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