The 2014 Nismo Fiesta event started with an owner’s caravan drive from Nissan’s North American HQ in Franklin, TN to the site of the car show in San Marcos, TX. The event included two days of back roads drives, an autocross, dyno, track event at Harris Hill Raceway, and wrapped up with a full day car show. We attended the car show and have our gallery of 124 images below.
Nissan brought several cars to the show, including a new Nismo GT-R, a Nismo Z, and a New York City Taxi. These were driven down to the show in the caravan.
We’ve been to several Nissan shows sponsored by this group over the years and they have always been organized very well. And kudos to Nissan as well for the support provided… and we hope to be a part of a future event at their HQ.
Nissan Press Release below:
Nissan looking for road warriors to caravan from Tennessee to Texas for NISMO Fiesta
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Johnny Cash once sang, “T for Texas, T for Tennessee.”* For adventurous Nissan owners, T could also stand for “travel” on a road trip between those two states on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25. Nissan is inviting owners, media and enthusiasts to join them on a trip from its Nissan North American headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. to the NISMO Fiesta event in San Marcos, Tex.
NISMO Fiesta is one of the largest grassroots Nissan owner’s festivals in the U.S., hosting more than 500 cars and 1,500 owners and enthusiasts from around the country. Taking place on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, the event features activities such as a Hill Country drive, track day and car show.
“Nissan globally is filled with car and truck enthusiasts, and road tripping to the NISMO Fiesta is a natural extension of our passion for cars and trucks,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The entire Nissan lineup is made up of ideal road-trip cars, SUVs and trucks; perfect for the nearly 900-mile drive to Texas. What better way to show them off than an informal drive!”
Joining road-tripping Nissan owners will be representatives from the Nissan Marketing, Social Media, Motorsports, Communications and Product Planning teams, with the latest Nissan vehicles, including the legendary GT-R, JUKE NISMO and more. Participants are requested to arrive at Nissan North America in Franklin, Tenn. at 7 a.m. CDT on Thursday, April 24. After a group photo, the caravan will depart and travel to Bossier City, Louisiana. Orr Nissan in Bossier City will host the group that evening for a meet and greet, and the cars and crew will stay overnight nearby. The next day the group will depart for San Marcos, where Nissan of San Marcos will host the group on Friday evening. (Full schedule below)
The road trip is open to any Nissan owner who would like to join the Nissan team on the entire drive or a portion thereof. Participants will be responsible for their own hotel arrangements and travel costs. Anyone wishing to join the caravan can simply come to Nissan Headquarters at 1 Nissan Way in Franklin, Tenn. on April 24 at 7 a.m. CDT, Orr Nissan in Bossier City at 6:30 p.m. CDT, at any point along the trip or at Nissan of San Marcos on April 25.
For those not able to join the road trip to the NISMO Fiesta, Nissan will be very active on social media using the hashtag #NISMOroadtrip on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. NISMO Fiesta details can be found at http://nismofiesta.com/
Overall Caravan Agenda
4/24 @ 7 a.m. – Meet at Nissan headquarters, 1 Nissan Way, Franklin, TN 37067
4/24 @ 7:30 a.m. – Group photo
4/24 @ 8 a.m. – Depart from Nissan HQ
4/24 @ 11 a.m. – Lunch in Memphis (TBD) – 220 mi – about 3 hrs.
4/24 @ 6:30 p.m. – Orr Nissan – Bossier City, LA – 546 mi – about 8:18 hrs.
4/24 @ 8 p.m. – Hotel – Hampton Inn Shreveport/Bossier City
4/25 @ 8 a.m. – Depart from hotel (TBD)
4/25 @ 11 a.m. – Lunch (TBD)
4/25 @ 4 p.m. – Nissan of San Marcos – 348 mi – about 5:38 hrs.
4/25 @ 6 p.m. – Hotel – Embassy Suites, San Marcos